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Up In The Saddle with Todd Fritsch

  • Sep 1, 2012
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“Up Here in the Saddle” with Todd Fritsch

 Todd Fritsch who hails from the Lone Star State of Texas has released another CD “Up Here in the Saddle” and the songs are as true as a genuine riding and roping cowboy.  Todd spent many years in the saddle working the cattle ranching business with his family in Willow Springs Texas. The last three years were after a horrific roping accident that de-saddled him and made him put his music on hold while he handled the business end of the ranch.

“Up Here in the Saddle” is riddled with cowboy songs true to the Texas and country genre and he’s been called Texas’ answer to the late and great Chris LeDeux.  His single from the album, “Calls I Haven’t Made” has been well-received and is a reminder to all of us to make the calls that count to the people who have shaped your life. The calls he sang about included his high school coach, ex-girlfriend, his Dad and reminding us to call before it is too late.

“You’re My Kind of Crowd” is a song about living for the weekend and loving a kick-butt band – wearing cowboy hats and standing up and fighting for your hometown.  It’s about not doing dress codes, the police showing up at your door telling you to turn that music down (umm, yep – guilty!) – all of these kinds of people make his kind of crowd.  This song is a great look into that Friday night honkey-tonkin’ crowd at the local watering hole and the instrumentals will take you to a new level in music.

“Texas Girl” is a catchy tune about crossing over to a “Lone Star State of mind” and the gals roping and riding, not backing down from a good cat fight and making a man’s head swirl!  It’s about their tight fitting Wranglers or their daisy dukes and they sure look good in both!  You ain’t seen nothing until you’ve seen a Texas girl who can love you up and break you down and then give you what you want!  I’ve heard lots of songs about Texas cowboys and this one about the girls is about as good as it gets about the gals!!

“Up Here in the Saddle” from the name of the CD is a Texas tune about how things look from the saddle in comparison to feet on the ground.  There’s a unique companionship between a cowboy and his horse and everything looks different riding the range.  Life’s a breeze and the cowboy is at ease and can handle whatever comes his way while in the saddle.

The CD covers life on the range in the saddle, loving Texas women, cowboys who have to hang up their spurs and just about everything you might find during life in Texas with a cowboy.  It’s heartwarming, honkey-tonkin’ and nostalgic for those of us who’ve lived the cowboy/cowgirl life.  The CD is well worth a listen and a buy for your music collection.  Todd does an excellent job bringing Texas cowboy-style to you in music!

You can find Todd at, MySpace, Facebook and all digital download sites so check him out on YouTube and purchase your music from Todd today!

Calamity Annie, CMTT Music Contributor

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September 02, 2012
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Country Music, Rodeos, Nashville, the Country -- horses, hay and alfalfa, doggies and kitties, thunderstorms and gentle summer breezes. Boats on the water, sunrises and sunsets.      … more
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