What a great way to celebrate the season... don't miss
Val Denn says:
"Well folks— it just would not be Christmas time at Susanna's without a Ray Wylie Hubbard concert. Wimberley’s own—Ray returns for his
5th year. Artist. It's a term that's become synonymous for anyone who makes music, from Bruce to Britney or Abba to Zappa. But in the case of Ray Wylie Hubbard, artist is, no lie, the truest description of who he is and what he does.
Yes, Hubbard is a Texas singer-songwriter, complete with the classic trifurcated handle, fundamental chapter of the canon in his song catalog ("Redneck Mother"), and enough wild hairs in his past to qualify him as a legend. He is also a fine songwriter able to focus on the beauty and potential to be found in the blank canvas of, in his case, the yet to be written and recorded song. His shows are a mix of humor, tender love songs and greasy dark blues edged songs of redemption and grace. A satisfying musical and lyrical journey and a great sense of humor— Come and see why his shows are always a favorite at Susanna’s and a great way to get into the Christmas spirit."
"Hubbard solidifies his position as one of the leading lights among Texas singer-songwriters, heir to a rich tradition that includes Townes Van Zandt but goes further back to Mance Lipscomb and other Texas blues singers."
- Eric Fidler
"...the cool tone of Hubbard's voice, singing atop his evocative, unrushed melodies, should serve as a blueprint for would-be musical mystics and troubadours everywhere."
- Buzz McClain
"Ray Wylie Hubbard wrote Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother , which became the anthem of outlaw country. Hubbard did what rebellious young rednecks do to render themselves legendary, and then he sobered up, grew spiritual and learned to control his craft. But Hubbard also did the unexpected: He became a powerful artist…"
- Dave Marsh
Need more reasons? Check out his awards AND discography
1995 "Best Independent Album of the Year, Loco Gringo's Lament" Kerrville Music Awards
1995 "Album of the Year, Loco Gringo's Lament" Music City Texas Magazine
1996 "Living Legends Award" Kerrville Music Awards
1997 "Texas Album of the Year, Dangerous Spirits" Kerrville Music Awards
1999 #1 Choice in top 10 CD's of 1999 Listener Picks - KPFT 90.1FM Radio - Houston, TX
1999 Song of the Year - "Conversations With the Devil" - Austin AMP Awards
2001 #1 American Chart - Eternal & Lowdown
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
Susanna’s Kitchen is a monthly coffeehouse located at
Wimberley United Methodist Church that is smoke and alcohol free. Featuring coffee and teas from Hill Country Natural Foods, pies from Wimberley Pie Company. Tickets are $10.00.
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