Joe Green

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While plowing, hauling rock, and working livestock on Grandma Green’s West Texas farm, the eleven year old, Joe Green, borrowed and learned to play his Uncle Carroll’s 1927 Sears and Roebuck guitar. Two years later, in a junk store near Producers Livestock Auction in San Angelo, he spotted a handmade guitar priced to sell. Joe persuaded his Daddy to buy that one for his birthday.

Then, in his fourteenth year, Joe Green discovered songwriting. Joe really wanted to pursue a career as a performing songwriter but, being the responsible sort, he went to school and completed a rewarding career as an educator. His second jobs included everything from cowboy to school bus driver.

Though life has taken him down many other roads Joe has returned again and again to his first love of writing and performing his songs and poetry. Success of his cowboy and country/western songs and his early bands in North Texas led Joe to Nashville a number of years back. But, the responsibilities of making a living kept him on his career path as an educational leader in Texas, Washington State and Tennessee.

Joe finally jumped the job track and returned to Nashville to hone his craft. Bolstered by the western music and poetry chart successes of his Ten Gallon Records CDs, BACK TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS, 2007 and TEXAS ORIGINAL – LIVE, 2008 Joe toured the West for two years

In June 2009 Joe invited New York native, Merry Agape, to join him on tour in the West. Merry is a professional singer with an extraordinary voice and a gift for writing original music. Except for a short stint in San Francisco, Merry had never been out west. Inspired by Merry’s new experiences in the desert she and Joe began to write songs together that were very different than either had written on their own.

Several of these works form Joe and Merry’s first joint album project. They recorded eleven of their original songs in March 2011 with producer, David Martin, and a few hand-picked While plowing, hauling rock, and working livestock on Grandma Green’s West Texas farm, the eleven year old, Joe Green, borrowed and learned to play his Uncle Carroll’s 1927 Sears and Roebuck guitar. Two years later, in a junk store near Producers Livestock Auction in San Angelo, he spotted a handmade guitar priced to sell. Joe persuaded his Daddy to buy that one for his birthday. Then, in his fourteenth year, Joe Green discovered songwriting.

Joe really wanted to pursue a career as a performing songwriter but, being the responsible sort, he went to school and completed a rewarding career as an educator. His second jobs included everything from cowboy to school bus driver. Though life has taken him down many other roads Joe has returned again and again to his first love of writing and performing his songs and poetry.

Success of his cowboy and country/western songs and his early bands in North Texas led Joe to Nashville a number of years back. But, the responsibilities of making a living kept him on his career path as an educational leader in Texas, Washington State and Tennessee.

Joe finally jumped the job track and returned to Nashville to hone his craft. Bolstered by the western music and poetry chart successes of his Ten Gallon Records CDs, BACK TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS, 2007 and TEXAS ORIGINAL – LIVE, 2008 Joe toured the West for two years

In June 2009 Joe invited New York native, Merry Agape, to join him on tour in the West. Merry is a professional singer with an extraordinary voice and a gift for writing original music. Except for a short stint in San Francisco, Merry had never been out west. Inspired by Merry’s new experiences in the desert she and Joe began to write songs together that were very different than either had written on their own.

Several of these works form Joe and Merry’s first joint album project. They recorded eleven of their original songs in March 2011 with producer, David Martin, and a few hand-picked musicians at Java Jive Studios in Joelton, Tennessee. When Joe and Merry take a notion to release the CD on their NYTX label they’ll probably call it ROMANCED BY THE WEST.

Joe and Merry have recently relocated from Bisbee, Arizona to Austin, Texas where Merry is singing, Joe is performing his poetry and emceeing events, and they are co-creating exciting new songs and other creative works.When Joe and Merry take a notion to release the CD on their NYTX label they’ll probably call it ROMANCED BY THE WEST.

Joe and Merry have recently relocated from Bisbee, Arizona to Austin, Texas where Merry is singing, Joe is performing his poetry and emceeing events, and they are co-creating exciting new songs and other creative works.