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This album's title could easily refer to outlaw country veteran Ray Wylie Hubbard's raw, gritty vocal style, which serves him well on tunes that mix Texas twang with back-porch blues and roadhouse rock 'n' roll. Hubbard has no qualms about letting you know exactly where he's coming from with tunes like "Name Droppin'" (a roll call of his musician pals like Mary Gauthier, Jon Dee Graham, etc.) and the wry Lone Star State anti-anthem "Screw You, We're from Texas." But his deeper side shows when he dips into spiritual blues plagued with doubt on "Purgatory Road" and "Preacher."


Born: November 13, 1946 in Soper, OK

Genre: Country

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A leading figure of the progressive country movement of the 1970s, singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard remains best known for authoring the perennial anthem "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother." Born November 13, 1946, in Soper, Oklahoma, Hubbard and his family relocated to Dallas during the mid-'50s; there he learned to play guitar, eventually forming a folk group with fellow aspiring musician Michael Martin Murphey. Befriended by the likes of Jerry Jeff Walker and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Hubbard...
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