"...It may not be Willie World, but author Joe Nick Patoski has leveraged his own slice of Texas heaven just beyond the banks of the Blanco River outside of Wimberley. Former contributing editor to Texas Monthly and biographer of tragic Lone Star music legends Selena and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Patoski delves into a character with a little more life to him in his latest book: Willie Nelson...."
"...After the set, the heckler introduced himself as Joe Nick Patoski, a writer who shared the opener's interest in obscure Texas music. Thus began a beautiful manager-performer friendship that continues today (see sidebar)...."
"...Author of definitive biographies on Lone Star landmarks Selena, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Willie Nelson, longtime local music scribe Joe Nick Patoski now debuts as a filmmaker with Sir Doug & the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove, a documentary premiering at SXSW Film. Its concert tie-in for SXSW Music sieges the same location three nights later...."
"...“If y’all can’t get in the groove tonight, you’d better just go back to where you came from,” offered Joe Nick Patoski to a packed Paramount Theatre Saturday night. Having just screened his new doc, Sir Doug & the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove, he made the most convincing case for his subject as Texas’ essential musician with an all-star music tribute...."
"...SXSW Film has always excelled at music docs, and this year we’ve got two from Texas filmmakers – Joe Nick Patoski’s Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove (that’s Sir Doug Sahm, of course) and Alan Berg’s The Jones Family Will Make a Way, about the friendship between Pentecostal gospel singer Bishop Fred Jones and atheist rock critic (and former Austin Chronicle music columnist) Michael Corcoran...."
"...Roland Swenson I was running a foundering music production company/record label with my partner, producer Patrick Keel. We ended up sharing a few rooms in the back of the second Chronicle office at 12th and Rio Grande with Joe Nick Patoski, who was managing Joe "King" Carrasco and the True Believers..."
"...A great lineup of Austin folk telling stories and making music, including Charlie Sexton, Greg Gonzalez, the Soul Supporters, Kathy Valentine, Margaret Moser, Andy Langer, Redd Volkaert, Riders Against the Storm, Leo Rondeau, Carson McHone, Jeff Klein, Michael Ramos, Israel Nash, Graham Williams, Nakia, Pete Astudillo, John Speice, Stephanie Bergara, Sonia Moore, Grupo Fantasma Horns, the Jones Family Singers, and me. Joe Nick Patoski is the master of ceremonies with the extraordinary Adrian Quesada as music director...."
"...Writer Joe Nick Patoski marvels at the end result of his debut documentary, Sir Doug & the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove. In tackling the expansive life and border-crossing sound of the San Antonio-born rocker, the film makes a granite case for Doug Sahm as the essential Texas musician..."
"..."I'm proselytizing for Doug Sahm," proclaims Texas music sophisticate and first-time filmmaker Joe Nick Patoski, who's penned bios on Lone Star mononyms Willie and Selena. "Sahm's among the most important players in the history of Texas music..."
"...In 1976, author and then-Texas Monthly writer Joe Nick Patoski heckled an act onstage at Soap Creek Saloon and ended up managing Carrasco and El Molino, whose ranks would soon (and still) include his wife, photographer/keyboardist Kris Cummings. Here's what Patoski emailed us about his tenure with Carrasco..."
"...Willie Nelson: An Epic Lifeby Joe Nick Patoski Little, Brown and Co., 567 pp., $27.99..."
"...Augie Meyers, Dawn Sahm, Joe Nick Patoski, Shandon Sahm, and Shawn Sahm..."
"...From the book Willie Nelson: An Epic Life by Joe Nick Patoski. Copyright 2008 by Joe Nick Patoski..."
"...Monday mornings are busy times for me, what with preparing for the noon editorial meeting, and I shun most phone calls, except my mother and Weezer. But when Joe Nick Patoski from Texas Monthly paged me at 11:45am, I took it...."
"...Likewise, Texas music bon vivant Joe Nick Patoski, author of Selena biography Como La Flor (1997), wonders about the "what-ifs." Selena was a music business "game changer," he says...."
"..."When something ends like this, perspective is suddenly clarified," longtime staff writer Joe Nick Patoski says. With Curtis, Patoski says, "It wasn't like, necessarily, 'Write like this or like this' and very specific..."
"...Joe Nick Patoski's excellent new book, Selena: Como la Flor (Little & Brown, $22.95 hard), is the third book already. The (first) movie has been cast, and presumably we can still look forward to the touted official biography sanctioned by her ultra-controlling father, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. Quintanilla is trying to control his dead daughter's legacy in every way..."
"...(When Bush forced teachers to focus on the test, it did result in higher scores. But, as senior editor Joe Nick Patoski noted -- echoing a common sentiment among teachers -- Bush "has ushered in an era where testing has taken precedence over learning in the classroom.")..."
"...That the venerated guitarist adds no questionable ifs, expository ands, or qualifying buts to his statement echoes corroborations by Austin author Joe Nick Patoski (Willie Nelson: An Epic Life), Texas Music Office director Casey Monahan, and numerous blues musicians. That's important because memory can be tricky, and among the buried treasures of Shirley Ratisseau resides a bit of history to send music scholars scrambling to their computers...."
"...No one wanted to bring it up, because we were all just blown away. So, our friend [and onetime True Believers manager] Joe Nick Patoski said, 'You guys would be crazy if you didn't do this now.'..."