Johnny “Chops” Richardson lives in Austin, TX with his wife, Andy, and their two Basset hounds, Reggie and Emmylou. He has been writing and performing music for over 15 years. Most of them have been as bass player for hard touring Texas troubadours, The Randy Rogers Band. Several of his tunes have made their way onto the bands albums, including “Wicked Ways,” which was selected to perform on the bands appearance on Late Night with David Letterman; “Last Last Chance” garnered a Texas music chart #1; and “10 Miles Deep” has become a staple of their 150+ live shows a year.
2013 saw the release of his first album as a solo artist, Sticks & Stones. Stylistically a departure from his previous cuts with the Randy Rogers Band, his new music is a unique and unprecedented mix of punk, blues, country, rockabilly and guitar driven rock ’n roll. What began as a simple collection of extra songs with nowhere to go has become a labor of love with a growing number of live shows to showcase them.