MusicDish e-Journal - February 24, 2018
MusicDish Advertising Network
» HOME » INSIDER SCOOP » CAREER TIPS » MUSIC SPOTLIGHT » MUSICDISH*CHINA
» INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS » NEWS BEAT » DIGITAL SKOOL » OPEN REVIEW » MUSICDISH EDELWEISS
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

An Interview With Recording Artist & Songwriter Todd Fritsch
Texas Country Artist/Rancher Hits Airwaves With 'Small Town Radio'
By Cindy Beth Gordon
(more articles from this author)
2006-01-07
Comment | Email | Print | RSS


Artist: Todd Fritsch
Title: Todd Fritsch
Genre: Country
Format: CD
Label: Self-released
Website: www.toddfritsch.com

For Texas native and country entertainer , "Git 'er Done" is not a catchy saying: it's a way of life. And, for this handsome, real-world cowboy, getting the job done is the norm whether he is on the family's cattle ranch or on stage.

Like his athletic accomplishments (his small school made regional and/or state finals almost every season), musical success is coming relatively easily for Todd. His rich, rangy voice is a radio natural, and his performances throughout Texas have already brought countless fans into the Fritsch fold.

A recent "Wild Card" contestant of KPRC-TVís (Houston) "Gimme The Mike" program, Todd was voted "Viewerís Choice," and was the only country entertainer of 733 entrants to make the final show.

The release of his most-recent (and third) CD, Todd Fritsch, has been approached with the same level of planning and purpose as Fritsch applies to his ranching endeavors, and should be the vehicle which takes this young man to the top.

The album's debut single, a remake of Eddy Raven's "I Got Mexico," has already enjoyed a successful run at radio across the Lone Star state and around the globe. "Small Town Radio" (Fritsch & DeForest) is another strong track that chronicles the joys of simple, small-town life. "Dancin' In The Rain" (Fritsch/ Deforest/Huff) is a mood-setting number, which effectively showcases Todd's distinctive voice. Well-known Texas songwriter Brian Burns contributed "I Don't Live Here Anymore," to which Fritsch brings a devastating emotional punch and a polished professionalism.

"Professional" is an adjective that could well-describe Todd himself. There is a subtle strength evident in his every move, and while he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, he admits to a steady and purpose-filled life. Todd isn't wasting any time in the pursuit of his musical dreams.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] Hi Todd, it's a pleasure to talk with you. So, I hear you're currently promoting a new single from your self-titled album called Todd Fritsch.

Todd Fritsch Yes, we're currently promoting the single, "Small Town Radio."

[Cindy Beth Gordon] Did you write that song?

Todd Fritsch Yes, I co-wrote that song with my producer and manager, Doug DeForest. He produced the Todd Fritsch album as well.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] What inspired your song, "Small Town Radio?" It's a great song.

Todd Fritsch Thanks, Cindy. I cowrote the song with my producer, Doug Deforest. He and I were traveling the back roads between Willow Springs and San Antonio, Texas. We were listening to Carl Geisler's morning show on KULM, out of Columbus. As the signal came and went, we listened to Carl talk about bake sales and enchilada dinners, and it reminded me of my hometown station.

I went to school with the same 20 kids, from grade school through our senior year. Our local radio station was the lifeline to our town and to the world beyond. That's what this song is all about. The one thing that Doug and I really wanted to get across in this song is that all of us share ties to our neighbors and our community. That everyone 'gets it' is a dream come true for me.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] And I hear you're getting ready for a European tour?

Todd Fritsch Yes, that starts in February. We'll be touring there for two weeks, playing at large concert venues, visiting some radio stations and playing smaller venues, as well. Everyone tells me to get ready, because I've heard they know how to party country style! I've heard the fans are unbelievable over there, and I can't wait till we get to meet them.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] Who are some of your favorite artists?

Todd Fritsch George Strait, Garth Brooks, Merle Haggard and Mel Street are some of my favorites.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] You've been on the ranch all your life. What's an average day like working at the ranch and how do you juggle that and the music career?

Todd Fritsch Ranching is a seven-day-a-week job, so basically I have two fulltime jobs. On a typical weekday, I'll wake up around 6 a.m. or so, all the workers get here around that time. There are lots of different crews for sorting cattle, feeding cattle, checking the cattle for sickness. You can find me doctoring cattle, riding fence or running the feed truck in the morning, heading into the house for a couple hours to call DJs and take care of the "business" end of music, then back out on the ranch to separate cattle, work the cow dogs, or feed again.

Sometimes I do interviews with radio while I am working, which is interesting, because the cows always have something to say! On the weekends, I leave the ranch in time to get to the gig, sing, then usually try to travel home to start the next day at 7 a.m. or so.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] Sounds like a busy schedule! I hear you are involved in helping a few charities as well?

Todd Fritsch Yes, I've done concerts for the Lion's Club International, an organization that helps out the community. And I've performed for the American Cancer Society, as well.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] There is a tribute to Chris LeDoux on your CD. Was he an inspiration to you?

Todd Fritsch Yes, he was a true cowboy, both in spirit and in flesh. He did everything in life the cowboy way. I was always amazed at his showmanship, and his ability to stay close to his roots, something that I will always do. He got involved in the music industry and was very busy, but yet he never lost sight of who he really was. Aside from living on the ranch, he was a family man -- I thought that was great.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] As far as songwriting, are you open to writing with other songwriters?

Todd Fritsch Yes, definitely. I write a lot with my guitar player, Donnie Simmons. We're on the road a lot and do a lot of writing together.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] What are your plans for the next few months?

Todd Fritsch Touring the radio stations, performing and traveling all across the U.S., then coming to Europe in February. That is enough to keep me excited!

[Cindy Beth Gordon] Do you perform with a whole band or solo or both?

Todd Fritsch (For) most of my shows, I bring my full band. There are five other guys in the band aside from me. I bring my band as much as I can.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] Is there anything else we did not cover that you would like to talk about ?

Todd Fritsch Just to tell all my fans, old and new, to go to the website at www.toddfritsch.com and let me know what you think of my music. I would be nowhere without you. And thanks to you Cindy for allowing me this time in your publication.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] Thanks, Todd. We wish you much success with your self-titled CD, ,odd Fritsch" and your new single, "Small Town Radio."

Todd Fritsch Thanks, Cindy.

For more information, contact:
Martha E. Moore, Publicist
so much MOORE media - Celebrating 17 Years!
615.298.1689
martha@somuchmoore.com
www.somuchmoore.com

For more information and to contact the author, click on the authorís name at the top of the page.


Home » Music Spotlight » An Interview With Recording Artist & Songwriter Todd Fritsch
Permalink:http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=10741
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top


MusicDish Advertising Network

Music Spotlight

» YG PLUS and Gracenote to Bring K-POP to Fans around the World

» Lithuanian Band Grabs Bronze at the Silk Road Indie Music Festival 2017

» HBC Fall Festival Celebrates 12 years of HBC Fest

» youbloom Announces 2017 LA Music Festival

» Nick Brodeur Wins Studio Package From ReverbNation

Music Spotlight Directory



» [2018-02-21] Briony Turner And Alec Boateng Promoted To Co-Heads Of A&R, Atlantic Records UK; Turner And Boateng Will Oversee The Atlantic A&R Team, Joint Projects, As Well As Maintaining Their Own Artist Rosters

» [2018-02-21] ICE And Facebook Reach Multi-Territory Music Licensing Agreement; New Deal Will See Songwriters And Composers Remunerated

» [2018-02-20] B-Reel Named Top 10 Most Innovative Company In Music By Fast Company; Global Creative Agency Receives Honor For Its Award-Winning Gorillaz Campaign

» [2018-02-18] YG PLUS And Gracenote To Bring K-POP To Fans Around The World; Gracenote And YG PLUS To Make All K-POP Music More Searchable And Discoverable On Global And Regional Streaming Music Platforms And Services

» [2018-02-17] VNUE Inc. To Acquire Music Rights Startup Soundstr; VNUE Acquisition Aims To Ensure A Fairer Royalty System

» [2018-02-17] Is Podcasting The New Radio?; 25% Of Surveyed Americans Say They've Listened To A Podcast In The Past Month, Up From Less Than 10% In 2008

» [2018-02-01] Insomniac Announces Inaugural Electric Daisy Carnival China Set To Debut In Shanghai; China Marks EDC's Second Location On The Asian Continent

» [2018-02-01] Viberate & Imogen Heap Strive To Give Equal Opportunity To Every Artist; Heap's Main Role In Viberate's Advisory Team Will Be To Help Further Guide Us Toward A Second To None Service For The Live Music Segment

» [2018-01-22] Italian Independent Music Collective Fil1993 Group Signs With MusicDish*China; MusicDish*China Will Be Developing Their Online Presence And Social Media In China As Well As Releasing Their Catalogue To Chinese Streaming Music Services

» [2017-12-25] MusicDish*China Presents 'Savage Guitarist' Todd Clouser In Beijing; As Part Of His #YouTheBrave Asia Tour That Includes 8 Shows Across Japan, Todd Will Be Giving Solo Shows At Laifu Livehouse On 12/27 And Temple Bar On 12/28

» [2017-12-20] Mixcloud Taps Gracenote For Advanced Music Recognition; Next-generation Audio Fingerprinting Helps Mixcloud Identify And Catalog Copyrighted Music Within User-generated Content

» [2017-12-18] Copyright Royalty Board Increases Sirius XM Royalty Rate; Judges Announce Royalty Rates And Terms For Satellite Audio Radio Services (SDARS) And Preexisting Subscription Services
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

Hybrid Studios Hosts Annual NAMM Afterparty

High Definition Music Card - The New Way To Experience Music!

DEATH BY MISADVENTURE, New True Mystery Podcast Launches 31st January 2018

Music And Kids Joins Forces With Carnie Wilson, With Plans To Provide One-on-One After-School Music Education To Thousands Of Middle And High School Students

Don Dawil's Valentine's Day Debut Latin Single "Necesito Verte"

Taking Applications - The 23rd Annual USA Songwriting Competition

The International Music Consulting Firm GINGIO Hosts Events At NAMM And Grammy Weeks



Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships