Big Dad Ritch

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Big Dad Ritch
Big Dad Ritch 2015.jpg
Big Dad Ritch performing in 2015
Background information
OriginDenison, Texas, USA
GenresHeavy metal, southern rock, stoner rock, red dirt metal
Occupation(s)Lead vocalist
Years active2004–present
LabelsCarved Records
Associated actsTexas Hippie Coalition

James Richard "Big Dad Ritch" Anderson is the lead vocalist of American heavy metal band Texas Hippie Coalition from Denison, Texas.


Big Dad Ritch came to prominence in 2004 when he co-founded the red dirt metal band Texas Hippie Coalition with John Exall. After being influenced by bands like Molly Hatchet, Pantera, and ZZ Top,[1] Big Dad Ritch and Texas Hippie Coalition became the founders of the red dirt metal genre.[2]

Big Dad Ritch, in over a dozen years with Texas Hippie Coalition, has released five full-length albums: Pride of Texas (2008), Rollin' (2010), Peacemaker (2012), Ride On (October 2014),[3] and Dark Side of Black (April 2016).

Other Ventures[edit]

Hosstyle Clothing company and Red River Red's sauces.[4]


With Texas Hippie Coalition


  1. ^ Meehan. "5 QUESTIONS WITH BIG DAD RITCH OF TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION". First Order Historians. Retrieved 9/10/14. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ Steffen, Amie. "Genre-defying band blasts Spicoli's with red dirt metal". WCF Courier. Retrieved 9/10/14. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Discography". Retrieved 9/10/14. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ Allis, GG. "Interview with BIG DAD RITCH from Texas Hippie Coalition; Touring with @MAYHEMFEST NOW! @THCOFFICIAL". Live High Five. Archived from the original on 2014-09-10. Retrieved 2014-09-10.

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