Texas Hippie Coalition (sometimes stylized "THC") is a heavy metal band from Denison, Texas.
The band was formed in Denison, Texas by Big Dad Ritch, along with his friend John Exall and other friends. Several lineup changes occurred before their debut album, Pride of Texas.
Pride of Texas (2008) and Rollin' (2010)
The group recorded their album, Rollin, with multi-platinum producer Dave Prater. Rollin arrived on July 6, 2010, which was their first national release.
In early 2012 the group began working with producer Bob Marlette. Their first single "Turn It Up" was released in June of that same year. The album was released on August 14, 2012 and was ranked 20 on Billboard Hard Rock Albums.
Ride On (2014)
In February 2014, it was announced that Ride On, the fourth studio album from the quartet is expected to be released October 7, 2014. The record was produced by Skidd Mills, known for working with Saving Abel, Sick Puppies and others, at Sound Kitchen Studios. "Ride On" has been described by the band as, "the next level," "a little more raw, a little grittier," and "our way of letting everybody know that rock 'n' roll ain't dead."
During that same year, the ensemble also performed at Rocklahoma and Rock on the Range in May in addition to Mayhem Festival in the summer of 2014.
Dark Side of Black (2016)
On 23 February 2016, the ensemble announced that their fifth studio album would be entitled Dark Side of Black, and would be released on 22 April 2016. In April and May of 2016, the band is scheduled to tour in support of this work, which includes performances at Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest.
In June 2016, the band announced the addition of guitarist Nevada Romo.
Sixth studio album (2017-present)
In August 2017, Ritch announced that the ensemble plans to release their sixth studio album in 2018.
"Big Dad Ritch" - lead vocals
John Exall - bass
Cord Pool - guitar
Nevada Romo - guitar
Timmy Braun - drums
Randy Cooper - guitar
Ryan "The Kid" Bennett - percussion
Alden "Crawfish" Nequent - guitar
Michael Hayes - guitar
Scott "Cowboy" Lytle - percussion
Dillon Escue - percussion
Cody Perryman - guitar
Wes Wallace - guitar
Carl Lowe - percussion
Gunnar Molton - percussion
Lance Bruton - percussion
Jason Elmore - lead guitar