Local singer-songwriter Adam Rich has just released his latest effort, Peaceful & With Purpose. The title references how Princess Leia described Luke Skywalker’s death in Star Wars (Rich has been a Star Wars fan since he saw Episode IV at a very young age).
The title represents how Rich, who wrote about his parents' deaths on his last album, has embraced new beginnings.
The CD was recorded at Love Muffin Studios in 2018 and 2019 and mixed within the past year. It was mastered by Mann Wolf Studios and duplicated by Diskcopy LLC. Five different people mixed the 11 songs on the CD.
Local luminaries such as Walkin Cane, Chris Wright, Eva Dilcue, Cary Mathews, Jerry Principe, Michael McFarland, Mike Taffi and James Carter make guest appearances. Veteran musician Kurt Bernardo plays drums, and
Rich plays guitar and bass. Mike Taffi plays guitar on one song. You can scan a QR code on the back of the CD for a bonus video of the Covid-19 song “Social Distancing.”
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