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.
INFECTIOUS TEXAS COUNTRY-ROCKER RICH O’TOOLE READIES THIRD STUDIO ALBUM VIA AVERAGE JOE’S ENTERTAINMENT ON JULY 12; ENLISTS FANS TO CREATE ALBUM COVER AND TITLE THROUGH FACEBOOK CONTEST
EXTENSIVE SUMMER TOUR CONFIRMED WITH STOPS IN HOUSTON, FT. WORTH, DENVER AND MORE
Electrifying Texas country-rocker Rich O’Toole is set to release his highly aniticpated third studio album on July 12 via Average Joe’s Entertainment. O’Toole’s forthcoming release has yet to be named because he is enlisting his dedicated fans to create the album cover and title through a special contest on Facebook. “Fan's are the ones in control. They buy the merchandise, music, and concert tickets, so why not let them be in control of building a product that they love so much.”
Recorded in Austin, TX at Ray Benson’s Bismeaux Studios, the new album was produced by Clay Corn (the Pat Green Band) and is O’Toole’s most ambitious album to date. From the colorful Tex-Mex college anthem “Marijuana and Jalepenos” to “Never Gonna Quit,” a song about enduring the tough times that come from working in the music industry, O’Toole’s blistering, guitar-driven tracks punctuated by his gritty passion and clever lyrics prove evident throughout the whole album. O’Toole collaborated with some of the industry’s most sought after musicians and songwriters including his idol Pat Green who he teams with for a rousing rendition of Wilco’s “Casino Queen” while Texas sensation Josh Abbott contributes vocals on “Ay Dios Mio,” a rollicking tune about small town women. Additionally, O’Toole co-wrote two songs (“Kiss Of A Liar,” “Banks of the Mississippi”) with prolific songwriter JimBeau Henson (Steve Earle, Oak Ridge Boys, Kathy Mattea). O’Toole’s first single “The Cricket Song” already shot up to #1 on the TRRR and Texas Music Chart this year.
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O’Toole will be touring extensively throughout the summer including pit stops in Ft Worth, Denver and a hometown show in Houston. More tour dates will be announced soon. For more information, please visit http://www.richotoole.com.