Part prose, part album, and part photographic essay, Western Skies is singer-songwriter Darden Smith’s stunning homage to the mythologies of Texas and companion to his music release of the same name.
Amid a series of road trips across West Texas, Darden Smith—Austin-based musician, author, and creative—found himself writing songs at the wheel and taking Polaroid photographs of the stark and ghostly terrain. Inspired by the spirit of the landscape, Smith scribbled his observations in a notebook and found new life in old lyrics—and between the prose, the music, and the Polaroid images he captured with his camera, Western Skies came vividly to life.
This beautifully designed and collectible book combines everything Smith captured and created during his travels. Features include:
- Dozens of Smith’s personal Polaroid images
- Sixteen new essays
- A foreword by Grammy Award–winner Rodney Crowell
- The lyrics of Smith’s latest album, also entitled Western Skies
- Link to a free download of the complete Western Skies album with book purchase
The perfect companion piece to his latest album, also titled Western Skies, this arresting travelogue celebrates the sights and sounds of West Texas in a truly immersive and transportive way.