Americana singer-songwriter Rick Shelley emerged into the Southern California music scene in 2015 after connecting with multi-instrumentalist, producer Chris Unck (Pink, Butch Walker, Black Roses). The pair worked out of Unck’s Hi-Lonesome studio in Joshua Tree recording Rick’s solo EP, “1909 Miles,” which arrived in November of that year. Working off the EP’s momentum the two continued to collaborate in the studio and released a follow up “Hope Wrapped in Razor Wire” in March of 2017. Both records received award nominations with “Hope Wrapped in Razor Wire’s” song “Dead Horse Hollow” receiving International Songwriter’s Competition (ISC) semi-finalist recognition.
Rick’s sound has earned favorable comparisons to Jackson Browne and Steve Earle. A richly evocative storyteller, his songs employ an economy of language that recall Texas troubadours like Robert Earl Keen and Guy Clark. He shares his hard-won wisdom with pathos, humor and grace. Every narrative accompanied by indelible melodies and killer hooks. www.rickshelleymusic.com