Pat Green’s Dance Halls & Dreamers (Nonfiction)

Luke Gilliam, Photographs by Guy Rogers III, University of Texas Press, $39.99, Hardcover.
Luke Gilliam, Photographs by Guy Rogers III, University of Texas Press, $39.99, Hardcover.

“If I had every beer that has spilled on that dance floor, I could drink for a lifetime,” Country star Kevin Fowler says of the 1910 Coupland Dance Hall in Pat Green’s Dance Halls & Dreamers. In this book, three-time Grammy nominee Pat Green shares his memories as Luke Gilliam records those of owners, artists, bartenders and everyday folk who populate 10 honky-tonks found in Luckenbach, New Braunfels, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Coupland, Schroeder, Helotes and Bandera. Willie Nelson, Robert Earl Keen and Jack Ingram are just a few who add their stories. Guy Rogers III’s rich photographs communicate the sound and energy emanating from the text. Music fans and anyone who enjoys Americana will have a ball with Dance Halls & Dreamers.

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