"The album connects with essential touchstones: love, community, nature, music. Country-blues tunes have long been a staple of Shea’s repertoire, but there’s a more pronounced blues element than has been heard on his previous recordings."
Hyperbolium reviews Rick Shea's "Love & Desperation.
"Luckily, Shea’s world isn’t confined by his physical circumstances, as he still writes imaginative ballads (“A Tenderhearted Love”), ambivalent musings (“Nashville Blues”), and cinematic stories (the closing “Texas Lawyer”) that belie the pandemic-induced isolation in which this music was created." [©2020 Hyperbolium]