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Ray Wylie Hubbard On Mountain Stage

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Texas troubadour Ray Wylie Hubbard makes his 12th visit to Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.Va. Hubbard first found success after writing "Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mothers," which became a beer-joint jukebox anthem some 40 years ago. A high-school classmate of Mountain Stage host Larry Groce, Hubbard even played with him in a band for a while — which, Groce is quick to point out, is the only band he's ever been in.

"After two or three months together," Hubbard has been known to say, "I think it was Larry's suggestion that we get instruments and learn to play them." Since then, Hubbard has remained highly in demand as a producer, writer and performer, cultivating a style that's been described as one part Guy Clark and one part John Lee Hooker. Backed by Kyle Scheinder on drums, Hubbard plays a set that includes songs from his latest album, The Ruffian's Misfortune, along with his recent anthem "Snake Farm."

SET LIST
  • "Rabbit"
  • "Mother Blues"
  • "Mr. Musselwhite's Blues"
  • "Count My Blessings"
  • "Stone Blind Horses"
  • "Rock-n-Roll"
  • "Snake Farm"
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