Hot on the heels of our last event comes a special Liverpool Acoustic Presents taking place one week later on Friday 5th October 2012 at our regular home, the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street. Headlining on the night is Californian Americana star Rick Shea, with support from Liverpool’s own award winning The Good Intentions.
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Rick Shea cut his teeth in the bars and honky tonks of the Californian city of San Bernardino where he grew up, and has gone on to build a solid career for himself as a deeply evocative singer, formidable guitarist, and highly respected songwriter. Rick toured for seven years with Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women, from Hollywood to Madison Square Garden, opening many of his shows and playing on most of Dave’s albums, including the GRAMMY-winning Public Domain. Shea has also played with a long list of other artists over the years including Los Lobos, Rosie Flores and R.E.M. Rick’s current solo album Shelter Valley Blues contains vivid and compelling songs, and has been compared to early albums by The Band.
“Staunchly independent… represents the best of California music.” L.A. Weekly
“Few sounds can be as inviting as the warm tones of Rick Shea’s voice and crooning steel guitar…” Country Music People
“Don’t know if he is underrated or overlooked, but if he is, it’s your fault, not his.” FolkWorks
“Reminds me of how Country CDs used to sound when I was growing up. Davies and Monk hormonize like nobody’s business.” Andy Ziehll, Americana Gazette
Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and runs Liverpool Acoustic’s award-winning live music events with local musician Stuart Todd. In real life he’s a Web Development Officer, has been producing podcasts on a regular basis since July 2006, and runs a number of websites for other organisations. He lives in Wavertree with his husband and their cat Xiao Hei.
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