Ray Wylie Hubbard
Ray Wylie Hubbard is a Texas Country singer and songwriter who spent his summers in Red River, New Mexico playing folk music.
During his time there, Hubbard wrote “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother”, made famous by Jerry Jeff Walker’s 1973 recording. Hubbard recorded for various labels but struggled with sales; his mix of country, folk and blues elements didn’t find an audience. After leaving the scene and struggling with personal problems, he returned to recording with Lost Train of Thought in 1992 and Loco Gringo’s Lament in 1994.Today Ray Wylie Hubbard is an elder statesman of the Texas music scene. Hubbard also hosts a Tuesday night radio show called “Roots & Branch,” which promotes new and established Americana artists. Like some other performers in his genre, he is perhaps as popular in Europe as in the U.S. — Hubbard has been invited by record companies in the Netherlands to produce albums. His most recent recordings have been produced by Texas guitarist Gurf Morlix.