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Texas Hippie Coalition are High In The Saddle

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Texas Hippie Coalition are High In The Saddle

Submitted by Lenny Stoute

They’re raw, raunchy, funny as cow farts and from the heartland of Denison, Texas. Now the name, Texas Hippie Coalition, won’t necessarily clue you in to what they’re all about but song titles like Pissed Off And Mad About It, Damn You In Hell, Troublesome Times, No Shame and Outlaw surely will Dudes are six albums deep and here to tell you about the latest, mainmanBig Dad Rich.

Badass rockers Texas Hippie Coalition has released a new music video for current single “Moonshine” exclusively via Revolver Magazine. Directed by veteran director Justin Reich (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, EVERY TIME I DIE) this is the first music video we’ve seen from their latest and just out LP High In The Saddle.

“I’ve always wanted to make a Quentin Tarantino type video, flashing forward & back,” says frontman Big Dad Ritch. "Grainy and sexy like an old B movie. Grindhouse style. That’s the direction we took with the video.”

As heard on SiriusXM's Octane "Test Drive", "Moonshine" was the third most added at the BDS Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart last week. “Moonshine” oozes everything THC stands for and smells like. A true THC manifesto, if ever there was one: swampy grooves, Crüe type partying, and a Man in Black style saga.

Big Dad Ritch adds, “Some men refer to their lady as the light of their life, their sweet sunshine. Me being a man of the darkness, a lord of the night, I do all my dirty deeds under the moonlight. I call my sweet thang, my MOONSHINE.”

Texas Hippie Coalition is out on the road right now on the aptly named “Haulin’ Moonshine Tour” with roughly two weeks to go. High in the Saddle is a record full of unashamed, full-throttle ass kicking. It’s the band’s second pairing with producer Bob Marlette (Black Stone Cherry, Rob Zombie) and sixth album overall, on the heels of their #2 Billboard Heatseekers slab, Dark Side of Black.

Backyard barbeques, barroom brawls, tent revivals, and big rock festivals alike are suitable environments for the Red Dirt Metal of THC, a band with a sound so devilishly electrifying that they had to come up with a new genre to describe it.

Big Dad Rich captains this pirate ship of bikers, outlaws, troubadours, and hellraisers, welcoming all comers to the THC party with gregarious charisma and Southern charm. Across a half dozen albums, countless club gigs, and show-stealing performances at Rockstar Mayhem, THC has spread the good word of big riffs, big hooks, and wild times.

Ritch puts the band’s evolution in Old West terms. “In the beginning, you’re an outlaw looking for direction. You gotta get the best guys for the job behind you,” he explains. “Now we know how to rob banks, how to rob stagecoaches, and how to rob trains.”

“I’m just out to have fun, man,” Ritch says with genuine modesty. “I never look at this as something I have to do. It’s something I get to do. I just thank the Lord above that He has given me this talent that has allowed me to garner these wonderful things in life.”

Texas Hippie Coalition on Tour

6/19 Austin, TX Dirty Dogg Saloon

6/20 Houston, TX Scout Bar

6/21 Dallas, TX GMBG

6/22 Oklahoma City, Diamond Ballroom

Support live music y’all.