Texas Hippie Coalition

With a Southern rock-influenced brand of metal that incorporates punk, grunge, and pure melodic hard rock into the blender, Texas Hippie Coalition (THC) at their best sound like Molly Hatchet and Charlie Daniels crossed with Pantera chasing after the rock ghost of Lynyrd Skynyrd, a music the band calls "red dirt metal," and very much a product of gigging out of Chickasha and Denison, Texas, not far from the Oklahoma state line -- Red River Valley territory.

Formed in 2008, THC consist of Big Dad Ritch, John Exall, Wes Wallace, Timmy Braun, and Randy Cooper. The group self-released an album, Pride of Texas, in 2008. A second album, Rollin', produced by Dave Prater, appeared on Carved Records in 2010. The label also released a third album, Peacemaker, in 2012. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi

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