By Alanna Nash
Updated November 02, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

On his major label debut, Green, a pack-’em-in club act in his native Texas, proves to be an ingratiating singer-songwriter in the dusty-boots, country-folk tradition — think of Robert Earl Keen without the edge. Best known for shirttail songs about kicking back (”Carry On”), his real forte is capturing the pain of relationships. Best cut: ”Thread Bare Gypsy Soul,” a duet with Willie Nelson.