6.23.17  Check out the new Toby Keith video Wacky Tobaccy just released today!

1.25.17 Rich played the 2017 presidential inauguration with Toby Keith.  It was a great honor as an American to be a part of the proceedings.  This marks the 5th president he has performed for in his career. 

Rich has been Toby Keith's lead guitarist for 19 years.   

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  • 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)