At 53, Patrick Green has been playing and singing for over 40 years. And, as one person in the audience at the Cabin 10 Productions house concert at San Saba Cap in Kerrville yelled out, "It shows."
Patrick plays a combo of blues, folk, jazz and Texas Swing - which he describes as the Piedmont Sound. If you're old enough to remember the Darling family that would come down out of the hills to visit Mayberry in the old Andy Griffith show, then you can pretty much identify the character of Pat's compositions.
A self-effacing man, Pat's hands actually seem to be separate entities when they are on the guitar. When I mentioned how his left hand appeared to be everywhere on the frets, he tried to explain to me why the right hand is actually the more difficult. Well, the way he does it certainly impresses anyone paying attention.
Born in San Antonio, it's obvious from Pat's expressive face as he plays that he is very involved in his work. He named his first CD Stuff Like This because he was tired of trying to describe to one person at a time "what kind of music do I play." He produced a cassette some years ago, so long ago that he claims to not remember what he named it.
An excellent songwriter and personable performer, Pat plays mostly Austin, but hopes to play more Hill Country gigs. Watch for his return.
|Long before the burrito rolled out from under the car seat and was washed down with a cowboy cold beer swimming in the ice chest; this Pat Green was honing his finger picking skills on his old Gibson Hummingbird & resonator guitars. A master of seemingly infinite blues classics and the author of his own gems, Pat is a living juke box of finger picking blues...
this Pat Green is the real deal!
- Jeff Gavin