Ray Wylie Hubbard – 10/24 – Terminal 5 (New York, NY)

Ray Wylie HubbardIt’s taken a little while for people to catch on to Ray Wylie Hubbard, but we’re very happy that they are. The Oklahoma-bred singer/songwriter’s take on Texas-tinged folk and country has become an inspiration to many of the like-minded songwriters that have risen up in Hubbard’s wake. (You can probably hear those artists on Hubbard’s “Roots and Branches” radio show.) His 2012 album The Grifter’s Hymnal was an unexpected delight, a loose, ragged, fun album that still finds ways to surprise us. Elmore writer Steve Frazier described the album as a collection tales that “are poignant, sometimes funny and, when necessary, rock like crazy.” Hubbard’s currently on tour with The Black Crowes, and they’re set to stop at New York’s Terminal 5. Trust us; you’re going to want to get there early for the opener.

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