Ray Wylie Hubbard: Country Outlaw

Like his more famous compatriots Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver and the late Waylon Jennings, Ray Wylie Hubbard, 67, is a throwback to those who rebelled against the Nashville star-maker machinery to go his own way. If he wrote nothin’ else but the classic “Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother,” he’d be a Texas legend but he’s written many more and delivers ‘em in a sawdust-on-the-floor boozy voice that reeks of experience and way too many cigarettes. See Hubbard at NYC’s City Winery on April 29 and PA’s Sellersville Theater on April 30.