The Town Where I Live

Rick Shea

Roots rocker Rick Shea has a brand new record out and it's another beauty. A mainstay of the Californian 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

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Sweet Bernardine

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A collection of personal stories and stories of California and beyond, Sweet Bernardine may be Shea’s most compelling album yet. The arrangements are spare and simple, based on acoustic guitar, mandolin, accordion and drums, although Shea does pull out the telecaster on a few.

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  1. 1 Mexicali Train 04:57
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  2. 2 Mariachi Hotel 04:44
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  3. 3 Gregory Ray DeFord 04:19
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  4. 4 Shake it Little Sugaree 04:34
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  5. 5 My Darling Lives in Darlington 02:38
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  6. 6 John Shea from Kenmare 04:38
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  7. 7 Honky Tonk Blues 05:02 Info
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  8. 8 Sweet Bernardine 05:09
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  9. 9 Time to Say Goodbye 04:04
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  10. 10 Streamline Cannonball 03:37 Info
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Shelter Valley Blues

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Shelter Valley lies midway between the mountains and the badlands east of San Diego - hard, desolate, beautiful and remote. Shelter Valley Blues is a stark look at the tough places we sometimes find ourselves in and the price we pay to get there.

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  1. 1 Back Home to the Blues 03:17
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  2. 2 No Good Time for Leavin' 03:37 Info
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  3. 3 Steady Drivin' Man 03:49
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  4. 4 Shelter Valley Blues 03:49
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  5. 5 Ty Robby 04:45
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  6. 6 Nelly Bly 04:36
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  7. 7 Sweet Little Pocha 03:29 Info
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  8. 8 Shinbone Alley 03:21
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  9. 9 Fisherman's Blues 05:16 Info
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  10. 10 The Haleiwa Shuffle 03:22
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Bound for Trouble

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  1. 1 Black Eyed Girl 04:21
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  2. 2 Magdalena 04:37
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  3. 3 Lonesome Cannonball 04:16
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  4. 4 A Bend in the River 04:25
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  5. 5 Emperor of the North 03:54 Info
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  6. 6 Walkin to Jerusalem 03:50
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  7. 7 Cammellia 04:35
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  8. 8 Still Water 04:45
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  9. 9 Saginaw Michigan 03:11 Info
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  10. 10 Sawbones 03:32
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  11. 11 Mesquite 02:37
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  12. 12 Deep Within the Well 05:43
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  13. 13 Piedmont Ridge 05:15
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  14. 14 Texas Lawyer 05:14
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  15. 15 Never Been in Love 03:17 Info
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  16. 16 Bound for Trouble 03:38
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Our Shangri LA

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…an updated and simmering version of West Coast honky-tonk… Andy Turner/No Depression

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  1. 1 When Will I Ever Learn 02:27
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  2. 2 I'm No Good Without You 03:11
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  3. 3 Summer Wine 04:03
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  4. 4 It's Just a Matter of Time 02:52
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  5. 5 I Know What's Wrong (But I Just Can't Get It Right) 04:10
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  6. 6 Our Shangri LA 03:15
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  7. 7 Fewer Things All the Time 03:00
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  8. 8 You Take Me For Granted 02:19
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  9. 9 The Bull and the Beaver 03:23
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  10. 10 You 04:58
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  11. 11 Baby That Ain't True 03:13
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  12. 12 Fat Daddy 04:40
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  13. 13 The House That We Once Lived In 03:21
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Trouble and Me

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Shea and Kearns are both enthralling singers and equally exciting instrumentalists, there is something quintessentially Californian in Shea's bittersweet voice, Trouble and Me is stunningly good.

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  1. 1 Carolina Ca. 03:13
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  2. 2 Rachel 03:01 Info
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  3. 3 Loafers Glory 03:31
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  4. 4 San Bernardino Waltz 02:47 Info
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  5. 5 Cane on the Brazos 03:54
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  6. 6 Parish Road 03:13
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  7. 7 Sail Away Ladies 03:16
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  8. 8 Trouble and Me 02:57
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  9. 9 Ain't It Almost Like The Old Times 02:30
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  10. 10 Black Snake Moan 04:29
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  11. 11 Let My Horses Run Free 03:28 Info
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  12. 12 Byron's Iron - Bakes'r Acre 02:55
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The Buffalo Show

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Released in 1994. "The Buffalo Show" - 1995 ML …expert playing and songwriting…first rate…exquisite… Mike Boehm/LA Times …a powerful musical personality…Shea's best songs rank with anybody's best… Jim Washburn/OCWeekly …of all the people combining classic honky-tonk with conjunto, Shea has the best voice, top ten pick… Joel Bernstein/Country Standard Time

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  1. 1 The Rattlesnake Daddy's Daughter 04:09
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  2. 2 If Leavin Was A Fast Train 03:24
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  3. 3 Sycamore Grove 03:09
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  4. 4 One More Night 03:55
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  5. 5 When We Were In Love 02:56
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  6. 6 Por Que Te Vas? 03:02
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  7. 7 Georgia Pines 03:23
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  8. 8 Cradle Me 03:46
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  9. 9 A Matter of Time 02:30
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  10. 10 Que Mas Quieres? 03:46
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  11. 11 Texas Lawyer 04:46
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  12. 12 Border Town Girl 03:45
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  13. 13 A Long Time Ago 03:10
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  14. 14 Potters Grave 03:33
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  15. 15 Picture Perfect World 02:59
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  16. 16 The Words of a Song 03:27
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The Town Where I Live: CD

The Town Where I Live: CD

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Roots rocker Rick Shea has a brand new record out and it's another beauty. A mainstay of the Californian 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

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Sawbones
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Released in 1999 and remixed and remastered in 2004 as Bound for Trouble

"Sawbones" - AIM 1999/ Rereleased as "Bound for Trouble" Tres Pescadores 2006 Shea is to interior California what Joe Ely is to West Texas, two pinches of old Mexico, a blast of exhaust from the boss man's Suburban and a baseline of working stiff desperation…and the best goddamn country voice since Merle hisself. **** Four stars! Jackson Griffith/Pulse Magazine

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The Buffalo Show
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$7.99

Released in 1994. "The Buffalo Show" - 1995 ML …expert playing and songwriting…first rate…exquisite… Mike Boehm/LA Times …a powerful musical personality…Shea's best songs rank with anybody's best… Jim Washburn/OCWeekly …of all the people combining classic honky-tonk with conjunto, Shea has the best voice, top ten pick… Joel Bernstein/Country Standard Time

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Trouble and Me
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Rick Shea and Brantley Kearns team up in a mostly acoustic setting.

One of them small gems of an album…Shea and Kearns have plenty of elbow room to show their musical chops, which they do in spades. Dan Ferguson/3rd Coast

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