William Clark Green is one of the latest in a long line of extremely talented country music artists from Texas. Born in Flint, Green moved to College Station at the age of 12 and began taking guitar lessons. He attended college at Texas Tech where he juggled studying with acoustic and open mic gigs. He has since received widespread recognition in his home state, with three studio albums and one live album released to date. With unapologetic lyrics, twangy guitars and irresistibly catchy hooks, you’ll have his songs stuck in your head for days.
“Ringling Road,” from the album with the same name, has a uniquely dark sound that highlights Green’s raw, raspy voice. The song is about what happens at a circus after-hours. Green was inspired to write the song based on an area owned by Ringling Brothers in the 1920s that was used as a rest stop for circus trains and was the site of “rowdy, surreal situations.”
His lyrics are painfully real, especially in “Sympathy,” a bitter sendoff to an ex that most people can relate to.
Note one of Green’s biggest hits that you’re sure to see him perform on Thursday night, “She Likes the Beatles.”
Don’t miss your chance to see one of Texas’s best and make sure to check out Brad Cunningham Band and Jarrod Turner Trio before Green takes the stage. See you Thursday!
This post was written by Abigail Dempsey, contributing writer for The Blue Note and Rose Blog.