Three Days

by: Pat Green

The front cover of Pat Green's Three Days shows a weathered cowboy boot hanging on the post of a barbed-wire fence. The picture on the inside of the album sleeve let us know it was Green himself who shed his shoes to walk the Southern streets barefoot. It's a fitting metaphor, given the music. The album casts aside the glossy over-production and generic songwriting of pop-country to make a raw, honest album that's not afraid to get its jeans dirty. Three Days is a testament to what's right about country music. Some of these tracks could put Green in the neo-folk singer/songwriter class with acts like John Gorka and David Wilcox, but this is a country record from top to bottom. These are songs about the simple life, the call of the road, and sorrows drowned in whiskey, old themes with a contemporary touch. Willie Nelson helps out on "Threadbare Gypsy Soul," adding to Green's credibility and making this album feel even more genuine. Three Days may not spark any revolutions in Nashville, but it's sure is a nice breath of fresh air. ~ Brad Kohlenstein

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