JOHNNY CHOPS “Taking A Chance On Me” Video Premiere Via GLIDE

January 5, 2018 by 1888media


Austin singer-songwriter Johnny “Chops” Richardson has issued the official music video for “Taking A Chance On Me” with an exclusive premiere via Glide Magazine, who noted, “The video captures the chemistry of a band easily able to tap into a laid back Southern rock groove. At the helm is none other than Johnny, who steers the music with his relaxed vocals, exuding just the right amount of soul and roots rocker energy. As a whole, the tune has a bluesy, southern boogie sound with an infectious, uplifting chorus.”

Joining Johnny on Taking A Chance are “The Razors,” which include Chris Compton on drums, Aden Bubeck on bass, Todd Stewart (from Randy Rogers Band) on keys, Eric “Ebo” Borash on lead guitar and Bryan and James Lott from the Gospel Starz on backup vocals.

The video also includes a show-stealing cameo from Emmylou, Johnny’s lovable Basset hound (his other Basset hound, pictured below, is Reggie).


“Taking A Chance On Me” was produced by David Abeyta (of Reckless Kelly) and is from Johnny’s forthcoming sophomore album, Johnny Chops & The Razors, due out March 23.

As a lead-up to the album release, Chops is set to hit the road with some solo shows in Texas before embarking on a nationwide trek with Randy Rogers Band, whom he’s the bassist for.

Jan 10 – Austin, TX @ Guero’s Taco Bar (Texas Radio Live)
Jan 11 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Jan 12 – Lake Charles, LA @ Golden Nugget*
Jan 13 – Norman, OK @ Riverwind Casino*
Jan 17 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox at the Market*
Jan 18 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom*
Jan 19 – Boise, WA @ Knitting Factory*
Jan 20 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory*
Jan 24 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater*
Jan 25 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues*
Jan 26 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues*
Jan 27 – Mesa, AZ @ Denim & Diamonds*
Feb 01 – Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock*
Feb 02 – Chicago, IL @ Joe’s on Weed St*
Feb 03 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater*
Feb 09 – College Station, TX @ Hurricane Harry’s*
Feb 10 – Donna, TX @ Chisholm Trail Festival*
Feb 14/18 – Kansas City, MO @ Folk Alliance International
Feb 23 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works*
Feb 24 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre*
Mar 13 – Austin, TX @ The Ranch Rooftop, KOKE-FM (12AM) [SXSW]
Mar 14 – Austin, TX @ SanJac Saloon (5PM)
Mar 14 – Austin, TX @ SanJac Saloon (10PM)
Mar 15 – Austin, TX @ Seaholm Residencies (6:30PM) [SXSW]
Mar 16 – Bossier City, LA @ The Stage at Silver Star*
Mar 17 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note*
Mar 22 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Magnolia Motor Lounge (w/ Patrick Sweany)
Mar 23 – Terrell, TX @ Silver Saloon (w/ William Clark Green)
Mar 24 – Austin, TX @ Saxon Pub
Mar 30 – Helotes, TX @ Floore’s Country Store*
Mar 31 – Helotes, TX @ Floore’s Country Store*
Apr 05 – Los Angles, CA @ Universal Bar & Grill (w/ Carlos Calvo)
Apr 12 – San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint
Apr 14 – El Paso, TX @ Texas Country Music Fest (w/ Tracy Byrd)*

*w/ Randy Rogers Band


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