Ray Wylie Hubbard
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|Ray Wylie Hubbard|
Hubbard performing in Austin, Texas 2009
November 13, 1946 |
|Genres||Country, cowpunk, folk, rock|
|Associated acts||Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker|
Hubbard grew up in town of Hugo, Oklahoma. His family moved to Oak Cliff in south Dallas, Texas in 1954. He attended W. H. Adamson High School with Michael Martin Murphey. Hubbard graduated in 1965 and enrolled in college, at the University of North Texas, as an English major. He spent the summers in Red River, New Mexico playing folk music.
During his time in New Mexico, Hubbard wrote "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother", made famous by Jerry Jeff Walker's 1973 recording. Hubbard recorded for various labels but struggled with sales; his mix of country, folk and blues elements didn’t find an audience. After leaving the scene and struggling with personal problems, he returned to recording with Lost Train of Thought in 1992 and Loco Gringo's Lament in 1994.
Today Ray Wylie Hubbard is an elder statesman of the Texas music scene. From New Braunfels, Texas, Hubbard hosts a Tuesday night radio show called "Roots & Branches". =Discography: 1976 Ray Wylie Hubbard and the Cowboy Twinkies - Warner Bros. 1978 Off the Wall - Lone Star Records, Polygram 1980 Something About the Night - Renegade Records 1984 Caught in the Act - Misery Loves Company Records 1991 Lost Train of Thought - Misery Loves Company Records 1994 Loco Gringo’s Lament - DejaDisc Records 1997 Dangerous Spirits - Rounder/Philo Records 1998 Live at Cibolo Creek - Misery Loves Company Records 1999 Crusades of the Restless Knights - Rounder/Philo Records 2001 Eternal & Lowdown – Rounder/ Philo Records 2003 GROWL- Rounder/Philo Records 2005 Delirium Tremolos Rounder/Philo Records 2006 Snake Farm 2010 A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no c)Bordello Records (Thirty Tigers/RED) 2012 The Grifter’s Hymnal Bordello Records (Thirty Tigers/RED) Videos: 1993 Something About the Night 2005 Drivin’ Wheel 2005 Tall Tales Cartoon 2006 Snake Farm 2006 Resurrection
2010 The Last Rites of Ransom Pride Ray co-wrote the script with director Tiller Russell and also wrote several songs for the soundtrack. For info: www.lastritesfilm.com
- Erlewine, Michael (1997-07-01). All Music Guide to Country: The Experts' Guide to the Best Recordings in Country Music. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 221–. ISBN 9780879304751. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
- Temple, Georgia (15 November 2011). "Ray Wylie Hubbard headlines Alpine's ArtWalk Saturday". Midland Reporter-Telegram. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
- RayWylie.com - Official website
- The Resurrection of Ray Wylie Hubbard: The Turnstyled Junkpiled Interview
- Official MySpace page
-  - A Country Music Outlaw, Resurrected
-  - Hubbard's Path: 'Redneck Mother' to 'Wylie Lama'