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  03/06/2007            
get a life tom
rich's live show is awesome and he sounds nothing like jack ingram. I'm gonna go ahead and couldn't be more wrong.
Rich O'Toole  03/06/2007            
Sounds like a wannabe Jack Ingram. He doesn't sound like anything different than a "I Like Texas" artist. His live performances are disappointing.
Rich O'Toole  02/22/2007            
real critic
He's alright, don't see what the big deal is about him. Guess he's kissing up to the right people to be getting the shows he gets.
Rich O'Toole  02/14/2007            
"everythings legal until you get caught" = Pucketts Favorite When you going to head up to Denver and play????
Rich O'Toole  01/26/2007            
Texas Music Times
OK...I know there are many aggie jokes about them being dumb and all. But does that guy really think Rich Otoole is from Big and Rich? Maybe the jokes are right.
Rich O'Toole  01/15/2007            
hell i liked it alright. pretty solid debut, and 'queen of the misfits' is catchy as hell
Rich O'Toole  12/15/2006            
Good start, although I was expecting a little bit more. I will miss the duo days of Big and Rich, but I understand that carreers evolve. Best of luck to Rich in the future!
Rich O'Toole  12/06/2006            
Texas Music Times
Don't know who ML is but he must be deaf. Seventeen is a great record with great songs and we have reviewed it and cover Rich and his band in Texas Music Times. This record is even building demand in Europe where one fan from England wrote me an email and said it was a "Cracker". That means good over there. So, those who have great taste are catching on to Rich O'toole and getting out to see his band and buying the record. The live performance is even better. Keith Howerton Texas Music Times
Rich O'Toole  12/06/2006            
Steve @
This may be the best album of 2006. It's hard to say, because my tastes change from day to day, but it's certainly in the top five. It's probably too soon to apply the "genius" label to young Mr. O'Toole, but his songwriting is engaging and relevant, his vocal style is captivating, and Mack Damon's production showcases Rich's natural talent. Songs like "Everything's Legal," "Kelly Comes To Town," and "Robert E. Lee" help make this is one great record -- I can't wait for the next one!
Rich O'Toole  12/06/2006            
hated it
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