Rich O'Toole

Rich O'Toole
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Rich O’Toole is honest to goodness Texas talent with a spicy presence in his music that can only be found hailing from a state that has a reputation for everything being bigger – and Rich proves this rumor true with huge lyrical passion, a gigantic portion of daring subject matter that’ll leave any listener wide-eyed, and massive on-stage energy.  This energy hasn’t fallen one bit even after four years of touring nationally.  It’s only increased, and for Rich, that’s the plan for the rest of his career.    

Rich’s new record "Kiss of a Lair" showcases passion, mixed with honest songwriting, and spun into guitar driven country/rock melodies that are noticeably present in his latest single “The Cricket Song”, released in February.  This single is only one of many on the record that beg each listener to be a part of Rich’s story and sometimes, the story pushes the envelope without tipping it over.  Crowd-favorite “Marijuana & Jalapenos” is a Texas anthem that’ll have you trying to grin around the tongue in your cheek.  Rich is accompanied by some of the industry’s most sought after songwriters including Jimbeau Hinson (“Hillbilly Highway”, Steve Earle) and Trent Summar (“She Knows What to Do With a Saturday Night”, Billy Currington).  Be ready to embark on a story-telling journey when Steve Earle meets Mark Twain in one of the album’s cuts written by Hinson titled “Banks of the Mississippi”.        

Rich displays an energetic take on-stage that is aurally present in the upcoming record.  His drive for life is lyrically present in the album’s closer, “I’m Never Gonna Quit”.  This never-give-up mantra has led Rich to accumulate a die-hard and dedicated fan base over his years of touring who could sing every word to each song on the night’s set list.  Night after night, he offers audiences an energetic and intimate performance that could only be described as “Bruce Springsteen meets Country Music” and if you ask him what it is that fuels these performances and his recent success, he’ll reply with one word:  passion.    

“If I didn’t love playing city after city so much, I wouldn’t do it.  There’ll be times when I leave the stage soakin’ wet because of how much energy the crowd and I shared.”

Intriguing song content, melodies that will have you riding on verve, and the determination to present an ever-increasing on-stage dynamism to audiences across the U.S. make Rich O’Toole a Country force to watch out for.

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09/11/2009 - Rich O'Toole Headlines RFL concert - Read More
09/09/2008 - Rich O’Toole to take stage at Music in the Mud Festival - Read More
03/20/2008 - Spotlight recommends.... - Read More
11/07/2007 - Festival adds O'Toole to music lineup  - Read More
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Average Rating : 0              Total Reviews: 157

Rich O'Toole  05/22/2007            
Sad Fan
wow! I heard about Rich and decided to check him out. Looks like most people on here share my same opinion. Rich is not what we need in Texas music today. It makes me sad that this is what we've come to. I guess he's young so we can't write him off yet. Come on Rich! We need some substance!
Rich O'Toole  05/21/2007            
i would sell my wife then take the money to buy Rich O'tools CD!!
Rich O'Toole  05/21/2007            
"Bad" is right.
Rich O'Toole  05/21/2007            
no waste money this band is bad ass!
Rich O'Toole  05/21/2007            
I won't waste another penny listening to him.
Rich O'Toole  05/19/2007            
Ted b
Awesome cd!
Rich O'Toole  05/08/2007            
Grapevine sip
Bad songwriting, bad singing, horrible live. Probably should shy away from this kid.
Rich O'Toole  05/01/2007            
What's pathetic is the fact that you're reviewing on a site that you're bashing...and you're right...every amateur who can make a CD is selling it here- SELLING it. If people didn't like it, would they buy the music? Think about what you're saying, it pretty much contradicts itself. Everyone has to start somewhere, at least LSM gives them a place to start.
Rich O'Toole  05/01/2007            
To "the Stand": I don't think someone in Canada has much insight into the validity of the Texas Music scene. Did someone from Texas "steal" a precious Juno from your favorite boy band and you got your feelings all hurt? Poor baby. Also, was that an actual review of Rich's record? Looks more like a Texas Music scene review. Rich's album is pretty damn good.
Rich O'Toole  05/01/2007            
The stand
Woa, this is bad! I have to tell ya, this site is the laughingstock of the music industry. You'd think that a "Texas" music site would promote the best in the business but what you have here is every amateur who who can make a disc selling their stuff here. As for the bands with promise; the artists who "could" have done something, they're making one or two good discs, then they'll sell out to any producer who comes along, usually a Tony Brown. Just like the Pat Greens, Jack Ingrams, Randy Rogers, and Rodney Haydens to name a few of the many who don't have the balls to stay true to themselves. If you want to know where to find the true artists of today, check the bands from California, Chicago, Colarado and the mid-west, but it sure as hell isn't Texas anymore. Pathetic.
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