Ray Wylie Hubbard will be performing in concert as part of the Front Porch Series, a free music series held on the brand new 4,800 square feet hardwood deck located on the St. Augustine Amphitheatre grounds. Hubbard writes the kind of songs that make you want to ride along no matter where he’s going, because you know it’s gonna get strange somewhere along the way. Anyone who’s followed him over the long and winding path he has traveled already knows he possesses the kind of exceptional gift for observation that any songwriter yearns for.
In the 1970s, Hubbard joined country music “outlaws” Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson as part of the progressive country vanguard on the Texas music scene. A leading figure of the progressive country movement, Hubbard is also well known for authoring the perennial anthem “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother”, recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1973.
Hubbard’s writing became deeply spiritual, dense with allegory and allusion, his musical landscape stalked by preachers with a pistol in one hand and a Bible in the other. Ten albums later, Hubbard has continued to solidify himself as an elder statesman of Texas Music and a songwriter’s songwriter. In recent years, his music has found a comfortable place atop the Americana Music Charts where he continues to contribute to one of the most flourishing genres of the century.
Gates open 6:00pm / Music at 7:00pm.
No tickets are needed. Click on the event website link for additional information.