"just the right amount of soul and roots rocker energy"
When he isn't holding down a solid groove playing bass or writing the occasional Texas Music Chart #1 (Last Last Chance) with the Randy Rogers Band, Johnny Chops is charting his own path through the muddy waters of a soul soaked, roots rock revival. After the 2013 release of his first solo album, Sticks and Stones, he enlisted the sonic expertise of David Abeyta (Guitar, Production -Reckless Kelly) to craft an album of original blues, country, soul and rock that showcases not only his vocal and songwriting abilities, but an all star band as well.
The eponymous "Johnny Chops & The Razors" garnered the attention of TheBoot.com for the debut video, "Believer." The second single and video, "Taking A Chance On Me" features special guests, the Gospel Starz, a family group who have been singing together in churches and venues across the state for almost 40 years. The Glide Magazine premiere praised the song's "bluesy, southern boogie sound...infectious, uplifting chorus."
“Ten Cent Talkers,” the third single and video from the album takes a different turn. Written, produced and directed by Johnny, it takes a hilarious stab at the world of TV news and politics, all set to the beat of thumping upright bass, smoking guitar licks and rapid fire lyrics.
“If Tom Petty, Muddy Waters, Clint Eastwood and Tim Burton formed a band…” - DallasObserver.com
Emanates a reckless, tumescent sensuality that's primal and seductive - SeattlePi.com
“Believer” is down-and-dirty blues-based rock ’n’ roll, while “Taking a Chance on Me” incorporates R&B and gospel influences -MyStatesman.com
Eclectic mix of vintage tones, guitar fuzz, upbeat rock ‘n’ roll boogie and mellow blues all wrapped in a wild west ghoulish backdrop - Galleywinter.com