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  03/03/2008            
This guy makes my ears hurt. This is not Texas music and I'm not sure it is even country.
Rich O'Toole  03/01/2008            
diane j
dont listen to the haters. rich o'toole is amazing...and i can't wait until WOODYSTOCK!
Rich O'Toole  02/18/2008            
Really Cool Band, great songwriting.
Rich O'Toole  02/14/2008            
john l
they play country music! and its bad ass!
Rich O'Toole  02/13/2008            
Laura Lee
I don't understand how this band is considered Texas music. It is rock and roll, and even then, not good.
Rich O'Toole  02/12/2008            
Response to DY
I respect your opinion however: First 3 singles released top 25, two made the top 10. (first album ever) Nominated for "New Comer of the Year" I would say his resume stacks up not to mention he's a rookie...will be one one of the top names in the future.
Rich O'Toole  02/11/2008            
wilco lover
Rock and Roll!
Rich O'Toole  01/31/2008            
music lover
Seventeen is an awesome cd! and rich and the band are great
Rich O'Toole  01/30/2008            
If you think this guy is good, maybe you should hear him sing by himself with a guitar. You might change your mind. You would get a chance to hear that voice and listen to the words of his bubblegum country songs. This is an honest opinion, not an attack. I used to live in College Station and got more than my share of his music at all the little bars there. Anyone that lived in CS 3 to4 years ago knows what I'm talking about.
Rich O'Toole  01/25/2008            
joe mama
i give five stars to his guitar player. paul's awesome, and he's tall.
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