The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and guitar master’s work with Americana legends like Dave Alvin, Chris Gaffney, and Wanda Jackson as well as his many excellent solo records, including his latest, “Love & Desperation,” speaks for itself. Cutting his teeth in the Southern California honky tonks, the San Bernadino-bred Telecaster slinger has seen it all from the inside out. An artist of subtlety and nuance, Rick throws caution to the wind as he meets up with the Troubled Men to survey the canyons of their minds.
Topics include early darkness, shutdowns, sleeping in a car, loitering laws, Marty Allen RIP, a Kevin Gordon tour, tornados, online shopping, express lane friction, a military childhood, Spahn Ranch, flower power, the Bakersfield scene, the Blasters at the Palomino Club, Gene Taylor, Wyman Reese, Festivus, “Public Domain,” Amy Farris, Christy McWilson, R.E.M., John Doe, D.J. Bonebrake, dead friends, “From An Old Guitar,” the Cinema Bar, Tito’s Tacos, remote recording, Sylvie Simmons’ 4-star review, McCabe’s Music series, Keith “Tree” Barry, the Folk Alliance, and much more.
Intro music: Styler/Coman
Break and Outro music: “(Down at the Bar at) Gypsy Sally’s” and “Mystic Canyon” from “Love & Desperation” by Rick Shea
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