‘Hebert Island’ is Hard-Living And Heartfelt

From Wide Open Country

For every album, Texas music singer-songwriter William Clark Green shows another place down in Texas that’s near and dear to his heart. In the past, he’s taken us to Lubbock, Tyler and Eastland—places he’s lived. Now, with his new album Hebert Island, he ventures out into old family stomping grounds.

Green’s family moved to Texas from Louisiana in 1869. It was Green’s grandmother’s great-grandfather, an Hebert (pronounced A-Bear), who originally bought the LaBelle Ranch located outside of Beaumont, Texas. Surrounded by rice fields and in the middle of the marsh, Green’s Hebert Island—and namesake for his fifth studio album—is indeed a real place.

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