Chuck Richards,

...a native Californian and resident of Santa Cruz on the central coast, has recorded three albums, available for purchase on iTunes, CDBaby, Bandcamp and Amazon. His music can be streamed on Spotify and Soundcloud. Chuck is currently working on a new recording project and expects to release a new collection of songs in 2018. He has spent years busking and playing a variety of venues: performance halls, restaurants, pubs, bars, coffee houses, street fairs, house concerts and parties.

Chuck Richards has played with or opened for a variety of talented musicians including anti-folk originator, Cindy Lee Berryhill, and the late Jeff Buckley. He has also played and recorded with Christopher Hoffee (White Buffalo, Truckee Brothers, Atom Orr,), and Matt Lynott (White Buffalo, Truckee Brothers,). Chuck Richards has recorded and performed as a solo-performer, singing and playing his acoustic guitar, and in ensembles, playing bass guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica and Irish whistle, for roughly thirty-five years.

In addition to over two hours of original performance material, Chuck Richards has added to his repertoire a unique selection of popular cover songs, enabling him to perform for between four and five hours without repeats. His cover material ranges from the late 60s, and 70s, with artists such as Jackson Browne, James Taylor, and the Grateful Dead, through to the present, playing everything from Talking Heads to contemporary artists: Avett Brothers, The Lumineers and the Milk Carton Kids. 

 Praise for Chuck Richards:

Mixing blues, country and pop influence, Chuck Richards has created songs that grow bigger and prettier with each listen. Subtle nuances softly fill the spaces between thoughtful, sweetly sung, heartfelt lyrics. Lost in the Sound, his debut album is uplifting without being corny and sad without being sappy. Richards molds simplicity with intricacy, to form catchy hooks and melodies that seem to reveal more each time you listen to them….Thoughtful music from a thoughtful man.   ~The San Diego Troubadour

Gig References for Restaurants, Pubs, or Private Events:

Matteo’s Pub, Matt Margulies, (530) 265-0782

Cava Capitola Wine Bar, (831) 476-2282

Burgers Aptos (831) 662-2811

To Book Your Next Event, Contact Chuck Richards @ 530-802-6670, and/or

To see Chuck Richards perform, check the Calendar of Events on this website.