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  04/21/2008            
wilco fan!
This band kicks ass!
Rich O'Toole  04/15/2008            
country joe
Rich O'Toole  04/12/2008            
We were just hoping Rich would quit singing and let his guitar player sing more. He has a good voice. Rich is off key.
Rich O'Toole  04/02/2008            
i saw rich and his band play at the Firehouse in Houston a few months ago. His music isn't great, but he has some entertaining songs and he is an enthusiastic live performer. It was a pretty fun show, everyone was dancing and enjoying themselves. I honestly probably wouldn't but the cd (like i said, the music is just not great), but it is pretty decent compared to what some other stuff i've heard on texas radio and radiofreetexas
Rich O'Toole  03/30/2008            
Country Todd
I read the review below, and I saw rich in concert this weekend, and he is a good singer.
Rich O'Toole  03/20/2008            
Chris T
WOW!! This is one hell of a review page! Let me first say that I dont own this CD. Here's the real deal for all looking for an UNBIASED review. After hearing alot about Rich in the College Station scene I went to Harrys to see him open for Randy Rogers. Great show! Better than 90% of other up and coming artists. Awesome band! Just one complaint, RICH CANNOT SING! Almost to the point of leaving, I decided to listen anyway since I love live music. MUSIC being the key word here. Now, after hearing 2 or 3 songs on the radio and really listening to everything, Ive come to find out that....RICH CANNOT SING! Lyrics wierd, but good music will always cover weak lyrics. Whoever he used for musicians on his CD deserve all the credit of making him sound OK enough to put on the radio. I'd personally love to know who his promoter is cause if he can get RICH on the radio............... Anyway, thats my opinion and good job to Rich for getting a spot on Texas radio (We all know thats hard to do!) and good luck in the future. To all who want to bash me now for saying he can't sing, go ahead, I wont "check back" here later, just leaving my review. Once again, good luck to ALL Texas artists in a world where radio stations and bar owners live by the phrase "It's not WHAT you know, It's WHO you know."
Rich O'Toole  03/20/2008            
Oklahoma Mike
just got the cd sounds great, cant wait to see the live show
Rich O'Toole  03/19/2008            
TX Country Fan!
Amazing Live Show and CD!
Rich O'Toole  03/07/2008            
Rich O'toulle keep kickin ass!!!
Rich O'Toole  03/04/2008            
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