Pat Green Book Celebrates Texas Dancehalls
Pat Green's upcoming album, 'What I'm For,' will no doubt be steeped in the honky-tonk and dance hall tradition of his previous efforts. But earlier this year, Green helped create a picture book which pays further tribute to those traditions.
'Pat Green's Dance Halls & Dreamers,' a collaboration with author Luke Gilliam and photographer Guy Rogers III, offers firsthand accounts of some of the most legendary Texas music venues, with contributions from musicians who found a home in them, including Willie Nelson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen, Jack Ingram, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Cory Morrow and Randy Rogers, among others.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to the Texas Dancehall Preservation Society.
Although Green's tours now take him all over the country, he says he gets back to those hallowed Texas dance halls at least once a year.
"They're like musical fiber. They're good for me. It's wonderful to get the chance to follow in the footsteps of guys I consider to be the greatest talent of all time. It's good for me to realize where I came from."
Pat Green's 'What I'm For,' featuring the Top 20 single, 'Let Me,' will be released January 27.