Rick Shea, Folk-Americana singer-songwriter, announces May-June Ireland & UK solo tour

Rick Shea cut his teeth in the bars and honky-tonks of San Bernardino, California and his songs reflect the folk, country, rock and Mexican influences he grew up with there. The Town Where I Live, Rick’s latest album, emerges from that world of haunts, hard choices and dusty rock & roll.

From the rollicking fare thee well of ‘Goodbye Alberta’, the hard country twang of ‘The Starkville Blues’, the gospel touch of ‘Trouble Like This’ and the guitar driven burn of ‘(You’re Gonna Miss Me) When I’m Gone’, it’s an album of lost roads, lost dreams and long rambling goodbyes.

Shea says he comes from the Dave Alvin school of folk music, a school that includes Woody Guthrie, Howlin’ Wolf, Curtis Mayfield and Chuck Berry to name just a few. “Songs tell our stories and our history and songs were how those stories were shared in the past, I’d like to continue that tradition.”

As a solo artist he’s recorded 10 critically acclaimed albums and has toured the US and Europe.

Rick’s also played as a guitarist with Dave AlvinWanda Jackson and a lot of other folks and he keeps a busy schedule of recording and performing.



Sat 18       CastlecooteCo. Roscommon          PJ’s Pub
Mon 20      Dungarvan
Co. Waterford              Merry’s Bar                                     double bill w/ Jim Hurst
Tue 21       ClonmelCo. Tipperary                   Clonmel Folk Club, The Coachman    double bill w/ Jim Hurst
Thu 23       Belfast                                      The American Bar
Fri 24        Dublin                                       Workmans Club
Sat 25       Dublin                                       House Concert
Wed 29      Southport                                 House Concert – Grateful Fred’s Roots & Acoustic Nights
Thu 30       Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire       The Trades Club



Sat 1         SmethwickWest Midlands             Thimblemill Library

Sun 2        Leicester                                  The Musician
Thu 6        Barry
South Wales                        Root’s n’ All at The Butterfly Collector
Sat 8         Cardiff                                      Boomswinger Bluegrass Club at The Mackintosh Institute 





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