Joe Nick Patoski

Joe Nick Patoski
Joe Nick Patoski

Joe Nick Patoski is the host of the Texas Music Hour of Power on Radio Nirvana/Trash Can Radio. The show originates from KRTS in Marfa, Texas.

Joe is in his fourth decade writing about Texas and Texans. He has authored and co-authored biographies of Selena and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and his book “Willie Nelson: An Epic Life” won the Texas Book Award in 2008. His most recent book for Little, Brown is “The Dallas Cowboys: The Outrageous History of the Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team in America.”

Patoski’s byline has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, TimeOut New York, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman, Garden and Gun, and No Depression magazine, for whom he is a contributing editor. He also recorded the oral histories of B.B. King, Clarence Fountain of the Blind Boys of Alabama, Memphis musician and producer Jim Dickinson, Tejano superstar Little Joe Hernandez, and 15 other subjects for the Voice of Civil Rights oral history project.

Patoski made his directorial debut with the 2015 documentary film, “Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove.”

He lives near the village of Wimberley in the Texas Hill Country where he swims and paddles in the Blanco River.