June 27, 2018 by 1888media
In tandem with the release of a his no-holds-barred video for “Ten Cent Talkers,” via Americana tastemaker No Depression, guitar-slinging, singer-songwriter Johnny “Chops’ Richardson has announced a Southwest tour along Interstate 10.
Kicking off in his hometown of Austin at the world famous Antone’s, with special guest Micky and the Motorcars, the trek interstate trek runs July 26 to August 16, wrapping in Amarillo, TX, with an opening slot for Grammy-winning Southern country rockers, The Kentucky Headhunters.
The TEN CENT TOUR marks the first official tour in support of the release of his 2nd album, Johnny Chops & The Razors, which The Rock Father christened,“Powerful, lyrically and musically” while Glide Magazine called it, “Bluesy, southern boogie exuding just the right amount of soul and roots rocker energy.”
With inspiration from Tom Petty, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, and Social Distortion, the 11-track opus was co-produced by Reckless Kelly guitarist David Abeyta, who helped Chops establish a signature sound, an eclectic mix of bluesy southern boogie, vintage tones, southern soul, and pure rock ’n’ roll.
Richardson can also be seen coast-to-coast 100-150 dates per year, with red dirt icons, Randy Rogers Band, with whom he’s played bass since 2002.
7/28 – Helotes, TX @ John T. Floore Country Store (w/ Sam Riggs)
8/03 – Fredericksburg, TX @ The Backyard at Fritztown*
8/04 – Austin, TX @ Nutty Brown Amphitheatre*
8/06 – Marfa, TX @ Lost Horse Saloon
8/09 – Corona, CA @ Stone Church Brewing
8/10 – San Diego, CA @ Goodbar
8/11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Cider Company
8/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Love Song Bar
8/14 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Mother Road Brewing
8/16 – Amarillo, TX @ Hoot’s Pub (w/ The Kentucky Headhunters)
8/17 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom*
8/18 – Amarillo, TX @ Starlight Ranch*
8/23 – Kansas City, MO @ KC Live!*
8/24 – Chesterfield, MO @ Chesterfield Amphitheater*
8/25 – Irving, TX @ Texas Summer Jam*
9/15 – Rosemont, IL @ Joe’s Live*
*w/ Randy Rogers Band