"Richard Leach brings the joy and angst of making his living as a professional musician to his poetry. Richard's poems swing with music and soul."
- Wanda VanHoy Smith, Redondo Beach Poet
Vibrato is a collection of mostly music related stories, poems and tales as seen through the seasoned guitarist viewpoint.
"It has been said that musicians get paid for lugging their gear, travel time and they play for free. These stories give us an inside look in the life of a gigging musician and tell another side of why we get paid (or not) in a style that is as pure and soulful as the licks that come from his guitar." - Joe Puerta, AMBROSIA
"Reading Richard's prose is like reading about my life as a musician. He lays it on the line and does it oh, so delightfully!" - John Hatton, Bassist, Brian Setzer Orchestra - Jose Feliciano
"Your poetry and guitar playing always go over so well here. The poem How Many Nights really hits home with so many musicians. Please come back anytime!" - Matt Lincir, Alva's Show Room
"I enjoyed the business side of things. You tell it like it is. Looking forward to your new book as well as will many of our customers." - Paul "Chico" Fernandez, Santa Monica Music