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. 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 and in Europe.
"An incredible and intelligent musician and songwriter with an angelic voice that I'd kill for."
- Dave Alvin
"Shea is to interior California what Joe Ely is to west Texas: his music evokes deep Kern, San Bernardino and Riverside counties the way Ely nailed down Laredo - two pinches of old Mexico, a blast of exhaust from the bossman's new Suburban and a baseline of working-stiff desperation." **** four stars - Jackson Griffith
"A hauntingly nostalgic vocalist, imperative guitarist and literate, detail rich songwriter, do yourself a favor." - Sing Out
"Narratives so vibrant and expressive the rugged settings seem to come alive."
- No Depression
The Good Intentions are husband and wife duo R Peter Davies and Gabrielle Monk. Based in Liverpool, they have emerged over the last few years as part of the new wave of UK alt-country acts. Fusing old-time country with a traditional British sensitivity, they have developed their own singular voice and sound. In 2011, they were voted Best Americana Band at the British Country Music Awards.
Their songs are rooted in the timeless music carried to America by the emigrants from the British Isles, most of whom departed from the very port where Peter and Gabrielle live.
The Good Intentions are bringing that music home.
Playing mostly original compositions with mainly acoustic instruments, and singing close harmonies, they are often complemented on record and on stage by additional occasional band members. They have so far released three albums, have toured the UK, the US, and on the Continent, and have guested on the legendary Bob Harris Country show on BBC Radio.
Tickets are $18 and are available at the link below or at the door the night of the show. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any questions or need more information, please call us at #510-654-3808.