8/4/21 Rich is out on tour with Toby Keith this summer.  Check Toby's website for tour dates near you! 


Check out Rich's intimate interview with Hillbilly HazBenz on Apple Podcasts! Season 2 Episode 11


Rich was interviewed by his longtime friend and guitar hero Ted Nugent for Ted's Spirit Campfire podcast.  You can catch the two trading licks and stories on Ted Nugent's Facebook page, Rich's Professional Music Page on Facebook or cut and copy this link from Youtube. https://youtu.be/vuYR-iTWses 


Be sure to catch me with my new band Classic Detour.  Classic Detour plays classic rock hits from the 70's and 80's.  We're 5 great guys, playing 4 great chords!! find us on Facebook and Instagram

Rich has been signed on as guitars for the ultimate Garth Brooks tribute-featuring Shawn Gerhard.  Rich will be playing acoustic, electric, harmonica and occasionally filling in on lead guitar for this fantastic Garth tribute show!  Check the Tour Dates page for a show near you!


Welcome to My Website!

  • Rich Eckhardt is the lead guitarist for Country super-star Toby Keith.
  • He has performed in nearly every major concert venue in the world and has also played on Grammy winning and multi-platinum albums.
  • Ted Nugent listed him among the top of his favorite players list.
  • Rich has two critically acclaimed solo CD’s Soundcheck (2005) and Cottage City Firehouse (2009)