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  12/09/2007            
It's really upsetting to see such animosity for a really great band! Just because your garage band never made it, doesn't mean you have to trash everyone else who has what it takes to make it in the music industry. I love this band, and every time I go out to see them play, it's always a blast. The album is great, from both a lyrical and musical stand point. I think Rich's voice is awesome too. The rough sound makes him unique from every other country singer out there. It's distinct in a great way. An added plus is that he's such a sweet guy! Not what you'd expect from music scene filled with rowdy, wild guys (to put it lightly). Keep up the great work! Can't wait for the next show!
Rich O'Toole  11/16/2007            
great cd
Rich O'Toole  10/19/2007            
Rich writes funny songs and puts on a great show.
Rich O'Toole  10/16/2007            
Ron L
Awesome CD!
Rich O'Toole  10/07/2007            
He HAD to sound better in front of the mirror than here.
Rich O'Toole  10/06/2007            
Rich O'Toole  09/27/2007            
West Tx
Hey Classless Act.......are you Rich O'Toole?
Rich O'Toole  09/25/2007            
son volt forever!
A great alt country release
Rich O'Toole  09/22/2007            
class act
to the cat dissing LSM, scratch you and the horse you rode in on you dickless peice of prick poop. scratch you and scratch your mother, i dont give a scratch if shes dead. blow me. Rich o'toole rocks and scratch you if you dont agree. SUCK MY BALLS
Rich O'Toole  08/12/2007            
One of the best cd's out right now!
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