Pat Green goes live
Friday, April 2, 2010
– Looks like Pat Green is going live yet again. Green, who left BNA Records last year, will record a live album Friday April 9 at the Nutty Brown Cafe in Austin for his own label, Austin360.com reported Friday.
The web site reported that his publicist said Green is "excited about getting back to his roots. He just didn't like the direction his career was going in."
Green had some success with the five albums he released on major labels, with Wave on Wave being his biggest hit from 2003. He has previously released 2 live albums in 1998 and 1999.
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