1794 Meetinghouse

Richard Chase

Saturday, June 15 @ 7:30 pm

Rich’s voice is like a favorite sweatshirt, smooth, pleasing and versatile. [He’s] obviously having fun, which adds to the enjoyment for everyone.

Karen Traub, Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse
  • Richard Chase — vocals, guitar
  • Seth Hoffsommer — drums
  • Bryan Barstow — bass

Singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist Richard Chase returns to the 1794 Meetinghouse bringing with him his superbly crafted songs, tasteful musicianship and uplifting vibe!

Performing his music as a solo acoustic act or as part of the Richard Chase Group, (and with the help of his treasured 1938 Kalamazoo guitar) is at once a calming and uplifting experience. Chase offers introspective anthems accompanied by lush soundscapes. At the heart of the Richard Chase Group is his moving songwriting, rich voice and nimble guitar work which finds him earnestly delivering his songs with passion, serving the audience, and making that special connection with the listener.

Richard Chase’s uplifting vibe, calming voice, and tasteful, honest writing soothe my soul.

Ethan Stone

With dynamic drums/percussion and passionate bass to round out the group, Chase’s music will draw you into a world that is full and varied and will leave you completely satisfied whether you are moved to dance, tap your feet, or hum along with a tune that you know (or will soon recognize).

Add to that, composer

2013 saw the world premier of the composition “Stone Man” written and arranged by Chase for 1794 Meetinghouse’s own Quabbin Valley Pro Musica to rave review by audience members and choristers alike. The piece had the traditional classically versed group grunting, stomping and beat-boxing their way through this gritty, swampy, working man’s anthem to a thunderous applause! Returning to the Meetinghouse again in 2017 provided a rare and wonderful opportunity to premier his newest piece “This is not a Broken Heart — Let Love Rule the World”, a richly textured love ballad performed with the amazing support of QVPM.

Richard Chase’s guitar work is masterful. Rhythmic and intricate, it lays a splendid foundation for his grit-flecked, stirring vocals. Chase is a craftsman’s songwriter, and it was an absolute pleasure sharing the stage.

Auyon Mukharji, Darlingside

Richard Chase lives in Orange with his wife Lynn among luscious gardens along with two cats.

Adults: $15 | 13-17: $10 | 0-12: free
Contemporary Singer-Songwriter