Rick Shea cut his teeth in the bars and honky-tonks of San Bernardino where he grew up. He’s since gone on to build a solid career for himself as a solo artist, singer, guitarist and songwriter. His songs reflect the folk, country, rock and Mexican influences he grew up with. Shea is equally at home with an acoustic guitar and a set of ballads and stories, or with his worn old Telecaster burning through a set of his own songs and a few honky-tonk standards. With nine critically acclaimed albums he’s performed all over Southern California, the West Coast and across the country.
“Roots rocker Rick Shea has a brand new record out and it’s another beauty! A mainstay of the California country, folk and honky-tonk scene he’s up there with the likes of Tom Russell and Dave Alvin, a literate, melodic songsmith and a great guitarist.”
Chris Lee – UK Festival Promoter
“If your tastes run toward hard working, literate, back 40 folkies like Tom Russell, Chuck Pyle, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and others like that, Shea is sure to be another that you’re going to dig. With a very personal edge to his writing and singing, this is classic folkie/troubadour stuff that cuts right to the chase and delivers moves that others can only turn into clichés. Check it out, it’s the real deal. “- Chris Spector MIDWEST RECORD