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
- John Miller — 7-string bass
Singer-songwriter Richard Chase has earned the respect of audiences throughout the North Quabbin region and beyond with his superbly crafted songs and tasteful musicianship. A talented multi instrumentalist, Chase has appeared on many stages in a variety of genres that include symphonic, orchestral, jazz, pop, original, rock, choral, contra, theatre, as well as solo work.
Although writing and performing his own music as a solo, duo, trio, or quartet is the heart and soul of the Richard Chase experience, one might also find him running a sound system for an up and coming festival, recording a performance, performing in a local production, singing tenor or bass with Quabbin Valley Pro Musica, or singing his original songs at a local farmer’s market.
Richard Chase’s uplifting vibe, calming voice, and tasteful, honest writing soothe my soul.Ethan Stone
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, two cats a few chickens.
- Richard Chase on Facebook