Ray Wylie Hubbard

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": country americana texas alt-country singer-songwriter texas country outlaw country country-rock folk rock rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

13 November 1946, Soper, Oklahoma, USA. Much of Hubbard’s initial fame rested on his songwriting. Jerry Jeff Walker recorded his composition ‘Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother’, turning it into a left-field country standard. Hubbard formed the Cowboy Twinkies who released a self-titled debut for Warner Brother Records in 1975, but the album’s failure led to the band’s break-up. Hubbard went on to record his solo debut, before performing with Walker’s old back-up band as the Ray Wylie Hubbard Band.

Hubbard’s solo work has attracted increasing critical and commercial success through succeeding decades. His collection, Lost Train Of Thought, was self-released in 1992 and sold at shows throughout his home state of Texas. Despite its low-key origins, it introduced many to his intelligent, uncompromising songwriting. The contents included a moving duet with Willie Nelson (‘These Eyes’), plus several...

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