Ray Wylie Hubbard On Mountain Stage

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Ray Wylie Hubbard on Mountain Stage.

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Set List

  • "Rabbit"
  • "Drunken Poet's Dream"
  • "Down Home Country Blues"
  • "Blues"
  • "Snake Farm"
  • "Trouble in Mind" (Performed by Bob Thompson)

Always entertaining in both song and banter, the insightful Texas outlaw-poet Ray Wylie Hubbard recently made his 10th appearance on Mountain Stage since 1988. Joined by his son Lucas Hubbard and the Mountain Stage band, Hubbard performs songs from his recent releases, Snake Farm and 2010's A) Enlightenment B) Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C).

"Which is the worst title ever in the record business for an album," Hubbard says. He justifies the title through his philosophy, "You get more attention burning down the barn than taking out the trash." The band gives Lucas Hubbard some room to stretch in a blues jam, showing what he's learned from Texas guitar heroes like Gurf Morlix and Seth James. The set closes with Hubbard's latest signature tune, "Snake Farm."

Trivia fact: Hubbard and Mountain Stage host Larry Groce were in a band together growing up in Wimberly, Texas.

Bob Thompson closes the segment with his solo piano rendition of "Trouble in Mind."

This segment originally aired April 20, 2010.



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