Seventeen years, half a million miles, thousands of performances and a handful of recordings later, "Slick" Joe Fick the "Energizer bunny" of slap bassists, is still going strong.
The NARAS-nominated upright bassist/vocalist is the co-founder of the Memphis-based rockabilly trio, The Dempseys, who were dubbed "the most entertaining rockabilly show on the planet", by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The group was also voted "Best Band in Memphis, for 8 consecutive years, as part of The Memphis Flyer's annual Best of Memphis issue, all while holding residencies at both Elvis Presley's Memphis and Blues City Cafe, on Beale Street for eleven years.
Fick, known for his high energy performance, comic bass fiddle stunts and Willie Dixon-esque bass stylings, has entertained thousands of fans and played in half a dozen countries. In 2005, he portrayed his hero, bassist Bill Black in the movie Walk The Line, and by June of 2006, got the opportunity to play for President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi during their visit to Memphis.
A move to Nashville in 2009 brought him to Lower Broadway, where he spent two years as a member of The Travis Mann Band. Currently, “Slick” Joe can be found dazzling audiences from around the world as a member of both The Don Kelley Band and The Silver Threads, seven days a week! Welcome to slickjoefick.com!