Ray Wylie Hubbard
A willing conspirator in the late seventies Cosmic Cowboy revolt that ushered in the mythical Outlaw era, Hubbard was a catalyst in the cultural upheaval that led to the peaceful coexistence of divergent Lone Star music enthusiasts. Ray Wylie Hubbard is one of the architects of the musical legacy that continues to inspire subsequent generations of up-and-coming Texas talent.
Ironically, given that he's now recognized for songs with rich literary references and compelling melodic tapestries, he came to acclaim with the tongue-in-cheek parody "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mothers."
Ray Wylie Hubbard's latest offering is the Gurf Morlix-produced Snake Farm, a collection of commanding songs that juxtapose impeccable lyrics with dirty, primal funky grooves. Says Morlix "this CD is earthy and seminal. Any line from it could be a listener's favourite. Nobody else is writing songs like him---deep in the blues but with very spiritual lyrics." The songs have a literary roadhouse aura with masterful takes on themes of redemption, salvation and existential angst in a dark, poetic rant.