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Rick Shea: sideman steps out forward once more (Jan 2000)
Rick Shea has not exactly stood out of the musical crowd for most of his two-decade long career. In fact, he has been more of a sideman than a front man, often playing behind the likes of Dave Alvin. Now he's looking for daylight. But that doesn't mean the Californian has not been putting out solid, West Coast country music. After 1995's all but unknown gem, "The Buffalo Show," Shea just put together a compilation of recordings previously available only on cassette and new songs on "Shaky Ground" on a tiny southern California label, WagonWheel. He may get more known as a result. The LA Weekly named it one of its top 10 of 1999.... more