Born and raised in Houston, Patrick Godbey is a Texas singer-songwriter and guitarist no matter where he hangs his hat. A punk rock veteran and a musical omnivore, Godbey is probably best known as the guitarist for Dresden 45, the legendary Texas hardcore band. During their most active years (1989-1992) a very young Dresden 45 help shape a guitar-driven variant of punk called "hardcore punk" and became, as the Austin Chronicle once noted, "one of the most beloved acts to emerge from this era." In 1999, after a period of musical inactivity, Godbey moved to Austin and started writing songs that were very different from anything he had written for Dresden 45. The Patrick Godbey Band took shape in 2004 and -- after not performing for more than a decade -- Godbey started gigging around the Lone Star State. The Patrick Godbey Band released an eponymous CD in 2006: a collection of 12 carefully wrought original songs performed, not by studio pros, but by an honest-to-god rock 'n' roll band. The CD features Godbey's songwriting skills and rock guitar chops more or less equally and reminds one of the highly literate debut records of singer-songwriters like Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, and James McMurtry. Godbey describes his sound as "Dylan at his most electric" and speculated in a recent interview that "since Steve Earle has mellowed out a bit, I'm probably the loudest folkie on the planet." Godbey relocated to New Orleans in 2007 and formed the second incarnation of the Patrick Godbey Band. They are hard at work on a new CD called "Clean Linen for the Backs of Thieves," which is scheduled for release in 2011.