The Cowboys, Willie and West Texas: A Dialogue with Joe Nick Patoski,  Patoski is the author of many books on Texas culture, including biographies of Selena, Stevie Ray and Willie, and has contributed lengthy essays to books on Conservation in Texas, The Big Bend, the Texas Coast and the mountains of Texas.  His work has appeared in many magazines and journals including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Time Out New York and The Texas Observer, Texas Monthly and Texas Parks & Wildlife.  Joe Nick is also hosts the Texas Music Hour of Power every Saturday night from 7-8 pm on Marfa Public Radio. July 12th, 6 pm.