The twelve song set which was inspired during his first trip to South Africa in 2010 features the songs “Fade Away,” “9 Lives” and the title track “Speak Me.” Tony’s brother Joe Rich, who penned the Pop smash and signature tune “Nobody Knows” returns to co-write the melancholy acoustic guitar driven “Don’t You Love Her.”
“Fade Away” the lead track for the U.S.A has been enthusiastically embraced by Smooth Jazz / Smooth AC radio being Most Added at Billboard the week of February 2, 2013 and debuting at #25 with a bullet on the Mediabase Smooth AC chart the following week.
Tony Rich shares “I am excited to release my new album SPEAK ME with Hidden Beach and I’m particularly excited by my evolving relationship with Luna Guitars. Their beautiful instruments were a joy to create music with and I’m looking forward to making more beautiful music together in the future.”
Luna Guitars are stitched into the fabric of the project and play a prominent role both musically & promotionally. Luna furnished guitars and bass for the recording of SPEAK ME and are highlighted in album packaging and on his artist website. Luna will also participate in a innovative “Enter & Win” contest set to launch in March. In addition to providing guitars used in recording, Luna will promote “Speak Me” via prominent placement at lunaguitars.com and via social networks. Tony can be seen talking about his music,creative process, and need for diversity on the Luna Guitars website here. Yvonne deVilliers, Luna Co-Founder and Creative Director adds, “Tony is a talented and soulful musician as well as an authentic human being. We are honored to call him a Luna artist.”
About Hidden Beach
Hidden Beach is an American independent record label specializing in Urban Alternative, R&B, Soul, Inspirational and Contemporary Jazz music genres. Hidden Beach was formed in 1998 as the vision of its founder and Chief Executive Officer, Steve McKeever and currently holds a distribution deal with Universal Music Distribution Group.
About Luna Guitars
The Luna Mission – To craft fine stringed instruments with artistic sensibility that are comfortable, affordable, and inspire people of all ages and walks of life on their musical journey.
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