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JOHNNY CHOPS Announces LONE STAR HOLIDAY Tour (12/6-22)

October 3, 2018 by 1888media

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Fresh from a West coast “Ten Cent Talkers Tour” and an appearance at AmericanaFest in Nashville, guitar-slinging, singer-songwriter Johnny “Chops” Richardson has announced an end-of-the-year run from December 6-22. Kicking off at DFW hotspot, Magnolia Motor Lounge, his “Lone Star Holiday” trek hits eight cities and includes an opening slot for Reckless Kelly at Antone’s.

Chops recently released “Ten Cent Talkers,” the third single from his sophomore album, Johnny Chops & The Razors, with a premiere via Americana tastemaker No Depression.

Christened, “Powerful, lyrically and musically,” by The Rock Father Magazine, the track was co-produced by Reckless Kelly guitarist David Abeyta, who helped Johnny establish a signature sound, one that Glide Magazine dubbed “an eclectic mix of bluesy southern boogie, vintage tones, southern soul, and pure rock ’n’ roll.”

“The Razors” refer to his all-star studio crew which includes Reckless Kelly co-vocalist Cody Braun, Eric “Ebo” Borash (John Fogerty, Radney Foster, Jack Ingram), Aden Bubeck (touring bassist for Miranda Lambert), The Gospel Starz, and rising star Brandy Zdan, who duets on a cover of the Willie Dixon classic, “I Just Want To Make Love To You.”

During the course of the 11-track trek, Richardson guides the listener on an expansive journey of geography and history. From the foot-stomping Louisiana grit of “Believer,” to the Southern muscle of “Medicine,” from the soulful Memphis swing of “Tombstone Flowers,” and “Taking a Chance on Me,” to the bluesy Texas twang of “Ten Cent Talkers,” and “Gimme Sugar,” to the Motown boogie-woogie of “Rock Bottom, to the Crossroads-inducing, gut-check of the blistering 7-minute “Only When You’re Breathing,” Chops and The Razors aptly strut their stuff.

Logging 100-150 dates per year, playing solo shows and touring throughout the U.S. with Randy Rogers Band, with whom he’s played bass since 2002, Richardson will be on the road throughout October and November, as RRB loops from Texas to Boston and back, sharing select bills with Wade Bowen, Tracy Byrd, Cory Morrow, and Turnpike Troubadours.

Tour Dates:
10/12 – College Station, TX @ Harvest Moon Festival (w/ Turnpike Troubadours)*
10/13 – Conroe, TX @ Cajun Catfish Festival*
10/19 – Helotes, TX @ John T. Floore’s Country Store*
10/20 – Angleton, TX @ Brazoria County Fair (w/ Tracy Byrd)*
10/25 – Austin, TX @ Austin Java
10/27 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Old Concrete Street Amp (w/ Turnpike Troubadours)*
11/02 – Baton Rouge, LA @ L’Auberge Casino*
11/03 – Dallas, TX @ Sundown at Granada
11/09 – Wichita Falls, TX @ Boulevard Nightclub*
11/11 – Austin, TX @ Rock The Red Kettle (w/ Cory Morrow, Wade Bowen)*
11/15 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club*
11/16 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club*
11/17 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre*
11/29 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada*
11/30 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge*
12/06 – Fort Worth, TX @ Magnolia Motor Lounge
12/08 – Alpine, TX @ Railroad Blues
12/13 – Conroe, TX @ Red Brick Tavern
12/14 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s (w/ Reckless Kelly)
12/15 – San Angelo, TX @ Penny Tap House
12/21 – Amarillo, TX @ Hoot’s Pub
12/22 – New Braunfels, TX @ River House Snack Bar
12/28 – Uvalde, TX @ Lone Star Saloon*
12/31 – Fort Worth, TX @ Billy Bob’s Texas*

*w/ Randy Rogers Band

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