Following inspired recording sessions at the legendary Skyline Studios in Topanga Canyon, California, the singer/songwriter and his formidable band, are knocking a lot louder. Agata's 10-song CD entitled: "let's call it hope" has just been released on indie label R-Turn Records and features the immense talents of Peter Case and Greg Leisz.
RICH AGATA "let’s call it hope" R-Turn Records *** – American Songwriter Magazine May/June 2008
He’s a gifted and passionate songwriter with a propensity for writing and performing songs of unchained passion. Supported by a tremendous array of musicians, including Josh Wolfson on guitar, George Dum on drums, Peter Case on piano, organ and harmonica, and Greg Leisz on guitar, mandolin and dobro, this is a timeless mix of musical styles highlighted by powerful songs such as “You’ll Never Know,” which cooks with Dum’s great tapestry rhythms, and the celestial “To Live In Heaven.” Produced by Agata with Dum and Bob Saldana, it has a clean, sunny California sound focused by Agata’s fluid vocals. Good stuff. — Paul Zollo