“But I’ve been living in Eastland the past two years,” he said. “So I’m familiar with the area. I’m acquainted with Mingus.”
According to a press release on Green, “...he has a warm, weary voice and amicable songs that bridge the gap between twangy barroom and dusty Americana.”
Green self-described his music as “folk-rock,” naming Willis Allan Ramsey as his “all-time, absolute favorite” singer-songwriter.
“And of course there’s Lyle Lovett and Guy Clark, and the guys I play with... these are my favorites and influences.”
Green brings some industry juice to the table with three albums under his belt.
Again, citing the press release: “Earlier this month William’s single, ‘She Likes The Beatles,’ scored the #1 position on both Texas Music Chart and Texas Regional Radio Report – this marked WCG’s first #1 single! ‘Rose Queen’ [the third album] has been extremely well-received by critics and fans alike as it landed itself at #6 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and #34 on the Billboard Country Chart in its first week.”
Other music acts joining Green at Saturday’s festival are Texas Exposure, Stagecoach, Cow Tippers, Shane Mallory, Charla Corn and the Kyle Bennett Band.
The festival and cook-off take place off State Highway 108 in Mingus and are open to the public. Gates open at noon on Friday. Events get underway at 9 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 and include parking and camping. They may be purchased at the gate or online at www.mingusmusicfestival.com. Directions and complete event and scheduling information are also online.