Texas Hippie Coalition

WHAT’S UP NATION!?

The is the Concert Cruizer and I am just buzzing with excitement with Fort Rock coming to my neck of the woods and to celebrate I wanna talk about one of the bands on appearing at the show. Members of the nation I give you the TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION

Ride On album cover

Texas Hippie Coalition or sometimes THC…….(hehehe) are a metal band from Denison Texas and damn good one at that. Their style of metal has a Southern twist to it which is FANTASTIC because it’s one of elements that makes them unique. Seriously listen to EL DIABLO ROJO and tell me you’re gonna confuse them for some other band! The last time I heard a Southern Metal band sound this good is when The Showdown released their sophomore album Temptation Come My Way. Another thing working in their favor is the singer “Big Dad Ritch”. This guy is a character. Occasionally he will tell humorous stories during their set about his life and being on the road. When I saw them with FOZZY he told this tale of hiding weed on Fozzy’s bus so when the police would search a bus with the letters THC on it they wouldn’t find any. Another good one was when he told a story about going to a topless bar. He goes “now when I go to a titty bar I travel smart. I go with No Money……I tell them young woman i’m a musician. I don’t make any money. I’m here for the popcorn and the tunes”.

This guy is one hell of an entertainer. He even signed my CD booklet during a performance. I’m not making this up. When I saw them at Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale I was told he wasn’t gonna sign after the show so I held up my CD Booklet for Ride on and it was during the guitar solo he took it from me and signed it. THATS A COOL GUY and so was everyone else in the band. They were hanging out after the show and they all signed my booklet too. Texas Hippie Coalition is a very unique band with a distinct sound and personality. Check them out, you won’t be disappointed and I can’t wait to see them again at FORT ROCK 2018. Until next time nation STAY LOUD!

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