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  04/28/2007            
Zig Zag
Proof that people will like anything that's put in front of them. Tool is completely devoid of talent and his flipant inexperience is an insult to those that actually have taste. . .
Rich O'Toole  04/25/2007            
kim w
just got the record! great texas music
Rich O'Toole  04/25/2007            
*Editor's note*The review that The Real Truth refers to below was deleted by the LSM staff as it was a personal attack and not about the music. As we state on the page where you submit reviews, personal attacks will be immediately removed. - Thanks (MWD)
Rich O'Toole  04/25/2007            
The "real" Truth
I do not know the charlatain that is attempting to use my name to give him/her self credibility, but the "real" truth did not write the above review and does not care who Rich does drugs with. However, since this is a music site, I will now get this thing back on track and talk some music. I have heard Rich's stuff and its marginal. It is no better and no worse than the current rabble of "insert Texas Music Artist's name" here. The real danger, the one that nobody is talking about, is the fact that Texas Music is becoming tremendously unoriginal. It is nothing more than "Nashville Southwest". It is run by the "Payola" system and everyone knows it. With the appearance of a whole slew of "Texas Music" promoters that cater only to Texas Stations and the "Texas Musc Chart", etc.... Can't we see what is going on right in front of us? You have guys that work at "The Ranch" defending artists on review wesbites???? Are you serious???? We are falling for what has become "Texas Idol". The Texas Music Industry is now creating "stars" for us to follow, and we are!!! Texas Music was created because we were tired of people telling us what to like and what not to like. However, the money in Texas Music has become huge and the vultures are here to get it from us. Talent is being replaced by checkbooks and Texans are buying it. I think everyone has missed the boat on this. As long as there is some money behind the "flavor of the month", then people will stand in line to buy it. This has to do with honesty in the music, which is what Texas Music WAS all about.
Rich O'Toole  04/25/2007            
great music!
Rich O'Toole  04/24/2007            
shane mcneill
I saw rich and the boys play at the larry joe taylor festival in stephenville and the rocked you have to see these guys they are very talented they put on a great show and get everyone involved great guys and band all arond. johnson city tx
Rich O'Toole  04/23/2007            
Jeff formerly of Jeff and Ben
Hey Rich, Man these guys are rippin' ya a little hard huh? Anyway, just wanted to stop by and say the CD kicks ass dude. I still remember when we would jam those songs on the back porch of the Chicken to 15 or 20 people. Good times. Good luck tourin' with the big dawgs bud!
Rich O'Toole  04/22/2007            
I know talent when i see it
I agree with you Mama Kay! Rich O'Toole is going places and the Kiss me in the dark obviously is jealous!! I saw you on Friday and Friday night Rich You were awesome!! Randy Rogers knows talent when he sees it, or he wouldn't be where he is today!! You were paid a huge compliment when he asked you to come on and sing with him!! you rock RICH!!
Rich O'Toole  04/22/2007            
Mama Kay
I just wanted the person that is hating on Rich O'Toole to know that I understand why you are doing it! Jealousy Rots the soul!! Sorry...But I DO KNOW WHO YOU ARE and YOUR WRONG!! Obviously you are a big Randy Rogers fan are your screen name wouldn't be what it is, So I hope that you were at The LJT Festival and saw that Randy Rogers personally invited Rich O'Toole on stage to sing with him!! So You go RICH!! Believe me when I say...You are great!! Don't let the jealousy of others affect you! Look where you were on friday and friday night!! Wooo Hoooo Rich you go!! I heart you Rich O'Toole
Rich O'Toole  04/21/2007            
astro fan
outstanding cd and live show!
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