Rich O'Toole

Rich O'Toole

BandCountryAmericana

Rich O'Toole serves up his own blend of electrifying Texas Country with a live stage show that puts others to shame. His debut single "Queen of the Misfits" is already a top 10 hit on the Texas Regional Radio Report and a top 15 hit on the Texas Music Chart.

Biography

Make no mistake about it, Rich O’Toole is a showman. Even at the mere age of 24, he commands the attention of an audience like that of a seasoned veteran, drawing you in with every guitar lick and making you linger on truity of his words.

In just a short time, Rich O’Toole has gone from an underground phenomenon of the college scene to the new “It” kid of the Texas Country/Americana world. Opening up for established bands like Reckless Kelley and Randy Rogers Band, Rich has been touring relentlessly serving up what can only be described as his own brand of electrifying country rock-n-roll.

For Rich, the journey to music was more about fate than a purposeful head on collision. A Houston native, Rich was the all American boy, playing baseball with a bright future of going pro. As is often the case, God had a different plan in mind. A baseball injury sidelined his career leaving him with a three inch scar down his elbow and the chance to pursue his other passion: music.

While attending college at Texas A & M University, Rich turned his attention to his guitar and soon found himself out in front of the crowd again, this time as the front man of his own band. Trading in his baseball glove for a guitar has proved fruitful for the Aggie grad. Last year he teamed up with Grammy nominated producer Mack Damon to record his debut record appropriately titled “Seventeen,” Rich’s lucky number. Appearing on the album is a star-studded cast of musicians including Chris Masterson (Jack Ingram Beat Up Ford Band), Rich Brotherton (Robert Earl Keen band), Nick Worley (Cooder Graw and Cory Morrow Band) and Bobby Flores.

The result of his hard work is evidenced in his early success. His debut single “Queen of the Misfits” has already gone top 10 on the Texas Music Chart and the Texas Regional Radio report after having been on the chart a short 5 weeks.

And while all of this might sound impressive, Rich O’Toole is just warming up. Known for his high-octane shows, dedication to his craft, and workaholic mentality, the sky truly is the limit for this rising singer/songwriter.

Discography

“Seventeen”, Rich’s debut album, was produced by Grammy nominated Mack Damon. Chris Masterson (Jack Ingram Beat Up Ford Band), Rich Brotherton (Robert Earl Keen band), Nick Worley (Cooder Graw and Cory Morrow Band), and Bobby Flores play on the album.