Searching for events in Corpus Christi, I ran into a treasure trove of music and venues. Take the beautiful and well known venue (the place to be) Executive Surf Club and add it to the songwriters/performers extraordinaire and such a delightful surprise as the William Clark Green Band, I was caught in the most beautiful golden web of talent and events! In fact, in listening to their songs from their first CD “Dangerous Man” and their newest release, “Misunderstood!” We’ve only seen and heard the tip of the iceberg on this spectacular band and ferocious talent!
William Clark Green, and his band are made up of the members listed in below, in their bios, you can understand why this band works like meshed quicksilver.
William Clark Green
With honest and personal lyrics, William Clark Green’s music lures-in and relates his audience to real-life inspiration. Growing up in small-town Flint, Texas, Will started writing at thirteen. After some practice and encouragement, Will opened for The Dragliners in College Station. However, being only fourteen at the time, he forgot almost all the lyrics to his diligently-rehearsed show. But, with free guitar lessons at his hometown church and local shows, Will became more confident and prepared for larger venues. As a freshman at Texas Tech, Green got the chance to play the Monday-night spot at Recovery Room, eventually working his way up to the headlining show on Thursday nights. Friend and fellow songwriter Josh Abbott helped Green get his foot in the door at Blue Light in Lubbock, Texas. After playing many acoustic shows, Green started a band and recorded his first CD, “Dangerous Man,” that released September 18, 2008. Will continues to play shows frequently across Texas with his band.
Cameron Moreland- Bass Guitar
After years of playing in various acts in the Lubbock area, Cameron Moreland was spotted by WCG drummer Jay Saldana at a show. Though the two had not previously met, each agreed to play an improv session with each other for a local singer/songwriter. After the performance, Jay expressed WCG’s interest in filling the bass position in their band. After a rocky audition experience (ask the band on the road sometime) and some experience with the band on the road, Moreland became an official member of the William Clark Green band.
Jay Saldana – Drums
Jay Saldana, local native of Lubbock, Texas, started picking up gigs around town with his father around the age of twelve. Later on he found his first road gig with Tommy Gallagher Band. A few months later, Jay played a CD release party for William Clark Green’s CD release party with a local cover band. Just a few months later, he got the opportunity to join William on the road as the new and current drummer.
Austin Davis – Banjo
Austin Davis started playing the banjo his senior year of high school in Houston, Texas. He was fortunate enough to find an instructor (Kerry Jones) nearby in Pearland, Texas who showed him different techniques which allowed him to play music that would not normally be as accommodating to the banjo. Jones also sold Austin his only electric banjo which he has had ever since. In the fall of 2003 Austin moved to Lubbock, Texas to attend Texas Tech University. There he was able to meet and play with several people in the Lubbock music scene. At age 21 he began to play professionally with different groups such as Doctor Skoob, Josh Abbott Band, Tyler T, and the Migrant Mothers. Austin came into contact with William at the Recovery Room in Lubbock where William was playing. The two quickly became friends and after William started his band, Austin was eager to join.
The group is filled with a Pat Green undertone (how ironic that William’s name would include “Green?”,) Red Dirt Road sound, but with much more…I can’t fully explain it, but William Clarke Green and his band have hit the mother-load in my opinion! It’s a fresh, new and much underestimated group! I can’t wait to review their albums further! Because this is a band that will be rapidly overcoming the pack, and much sooner than later!
Don’t miss them at the Executive Surf Club, Corpus Christi’s place to be for great music, food and fun!
William Clark Green Band
The Executive Surf Club – Located in downtown Corpus Christi, the Surf Club has been a spot for fans of great food and great live music for decades. With one of the largest selections of draft beer in town, the Executive Surf Club can satisfy any taste.
309 North Water Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2569
Open until 11:00 pm
Hours: Mon – Wed: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
Thu – Sat: 11:00 am-12:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
Food Styles Burgers
Street Parking or Parking Lot
Good for Groups and kids
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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