Rich Chorné Band

Rich Chorné Band


Rich Chorné will please the Blues thirst and American Roots palate as well as pop sensibilities. His music is guitar driven in Latin, R & B, blues and jazz traditions. “Chorné may be a powerhouse guitarist but he plays with swing, imagination and more than a bit of finesse…” D C Blues Society.


Rich has moved to the mountains of Ruidoso, NM after achieving an impressive track record on the East Coast for producing his three CD’s and memorable performances at major festivals and events such as the many Chesapeake Blues Festivals, Baltimore’s Artscape , and others. His songwriting has won awards from the Songwriter’s Association of Washington, he was an endorser Leo Fender’s G&L guitars and was a national clinician for Sony audio and guitar products. A native of El Paso, Texas, Rich Chorné brings to the table those Texas-foot-stomping guitar influences that will drive the average person into dance frenzy.
He has shared the stage with many notable artist such as the late Johnny Johnson (Eric Clapton keyboardist and Chuck Berry’s Johnny Be Good), Zydeco’s Boozoo Chavis, Lou Ann Barton, opened for Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Double Trouble, Shemekia Copeland, and early ZZ Top with the Jay Adams Band and started out playing with El Paso Blues legend Long John Hunter, to name a few.
In Ruidoso, New Mexico he is at home playing local venues and playing with most of the local musicians and planning special events through the Ruidoso Regional Council of the Arts. He has expanded his repertoire to include country favorites and some Spanish compositions. He has developed a solo act which opens up many more songs in his repertoire.


That’s Shor-Nay 1995; My First Car, 2000; The Rich Chorné All Stars featuring Nadine Rae, 2005.

Set List

Rich leads a variety band locally in Ruidoso, NM which cover the gamut of traditional country, classic rock, and roots music. As a concert performer, he plays songs from his CD's.