Ray Wylie Hubbard is a true Texas bad ass. His voice growls like a diesel engine that’s been on the road a few hundred miles too long. He sounds like he snacks on gravel and chases it with kerosene cocktails. And his songwriting reflects the brutal honesty found in his voice. The songs on his latest release, A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is No C), ring true as they detail life’s central struggle—walking the straight line or taking the crooked trail.
For Fans Of:
James McMurtry, Robert Earl Keen, Ryan Bingham
“Wasp’s Nest” – This gritty, bluesy shuffle is pure Ray Wylie Hubbard, delivered with the subtlety of a beer bottle against your head.
There’s some money on the table and a pistol on the floor
A few paperback books by Louis L’Amour
Whiskey bottles are scattered like last night’s clothes
With cigarettes and papers and Oreos
-“Drunken Poet’s Dream”
True to Texas form, Ray Wylie Hubbard is spending much of his time out West these days. Surf over to www.raywylie.com for more tour info.