05/04/19 Rich is gearing up for his 21st year with Country hit maker Toby Keith.  Be sure and check out Toby's website for shows near you! 


03/31/19

Back to the small screen.  Rich shot a film in April for the Lifetime network.  More details as they become available. 


02/28/19

Rich will be part of the house band for The Blue Dizzy at Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon backing various Country, Rock & Pop artists on a monthly live variety show.  See the Tour Dates page for upcoming show days. 


11/01/18

Check out Rich's Podcast with Craig Garber for Everyone Loves Guitar.  You can find it at https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com .  This is a very intimate interview covering everything from Rich's early years as a guitarist, his stint on the hit television show Nashville to how he first met Toby Keith.  Be sure to go to the Everyone Loves Guitar website and find Rich's latest interview. 

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)

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