Alex Williams and Rich O’Toole will be taking over Rockin’ Rodeo on March 8th at 9:30 p.m.!
“I grew up on 80’s hair metal,” Alex Williams says with a laugh. “My dad listened to Cinderella and Ratt, so that was my musical upbringing until I was about 16. That’s when my grandparents played me ‘Dreaming My Dreams’ by Waylon Jennings and ‘Red Headed Stranger’ by Willie Nelson.”
It would be hard to overstate the importance of those records on Alex Williams’ life. After hearing them, he traded in his electric guitar for an acoustic, dove deep into classic country music, and, most importantly, began writing his own songs. Roughly a decade later, Williams is releasing his debut album, ‘Better Than Myself,’ and much like Willie and Waylon, he’s doing it on his own terms.
Rich O’Toole proves 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.