Music Scene: Texas Hippie Coalition among shows Aug. 9-15

Texas Hippie Coalition


Other music events in the area:

Phil Vassar, doors 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $27, 241-1717.

Dear Rabbit and Shotgun Hodown, 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

Sticky Mulligan Band and Pretty Gritty, doors 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, $5, 527-7243

Mutiny, local rock, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Asleep at the Wheel, kings of Texas swing, Colorado Riverfront Concert Series, gates open 6 p.m., show 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park, Fruita Section, food vendors, beer, wine, water, soft drinks and lemonade available to purchase, no outside beverages, tickets at City Market stores and at, small service charge applies at ticket outlet,

Vintage Voltage, classic rock and blues, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9–10, 8:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m., JD’s Bar, 155 N. Mulberry St., Fruita,

Jack Ingram, country, Wright Opera House Summer Music Series, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 472 Main St., Ouray, $25, 325-4399,

Pretty Gritty, soulful Americana, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $10, 260-5413,

Old You, rock/funk from Charleston, S.C., 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Goodman Band, 9 p.m.–close Saturday, Aug. 10, The Silver Club Saloon, 366 W. Main St., New Castle, 984-7123.

Dave Faricy, 7–9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Freeway Bowl, 1900 E. Main St., 245-3035.

Dreamboat, Lanie’s May, The Thomasina Russell Band and Drop Top Lincoln, 3–10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Kannah Creek Brewing Co., 1960 N. 12th St., Radio Daze fundraiser for KAFM Community Radio, 241-8801.

John & Candace McCoy, flamenco guitar/flute, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 315 SW Third St., Cedaredge, admission by donation, 210-0471.

Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy, 10 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11, Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

Goodman Unplugged, 7 p.m.–close Wednesday, Aug. 14, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St. 242-7253.

Finders & Youngberg, bluegrass, Thursday Night Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, Fruita Civic Center Pavilion, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-0360.

Chuck Price, old time country guitar/vocal, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 315 SW Third St., Cedaredge, admission by donation, 210-0471.

Atomga, afrobeat dance music, opening set by Sand Sheff Trio, Pickin’ in the Park summer concert series, 6 p.m.–dusk Thursday, Aug. 15, Paonia Town Park, in Paonia, food, beer and wine available to purchase,

Remus Tucker Band, Hear it Through the Grapevine concert series, gates open 6:30 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, Grande River Vineyards in Palisade, $20 in advance, $25 at the gate with proceeds going to Palisade Chamber of Commerce, ages 12 and younger free, dinner and wine available for purchase or take a picnic and purchase a bottle of wine, tickets at, Fisher’s Liquor Barn, Roper Music, 464-5867.

Get ready for some “Red Dirt Metal” compliments of Texas Hippie Coalition.

“Red Dirt Metal” is created when you “take outlaw country, toss in a dash of Southern-fried classic rock and mix it with some potent Texas power grooves and you’ve got a combustible sonic cocktail on your hands,” according to the band bio at

The bio further explains that Texas Hippie Coalition is “committed to crafting a unique, original and thoroughly raucous brand of music that’s born of both life experience and a respect for rock ‘n’ roll’s forefathers.”

“We want the people that love Molly Hatchet, ZZ Top, .38 Special, the Van Zandts and those bands that are growing older to know that somebody else out there is already waving the flag high,” said frontman Big Dad Ritch, also known as the “Godfather” of the Red Dirt Metal sound.

Doors will open for the Texas Hippie Coalition show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St. Tickets cost $10.

Check out and go to the discography link to hear tracks on iTunes from the band’s three albums: “Peacemaker,” released in August 2012; the band’s self-titled album, released in July 2010; and “Pride of Texas,” released in April 2008.


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