Ray Wylie Hubbard Returns With Gritty New Album, “Co-Starring,” Featuring Motley Mix of Guest Artists

Ray Wylie Hubbard Returns With Gritty New Album, “Co-Starring,” Featuring Motley Mix of Guest Artists

Roadhouse poet and renegade guitarist Ray Wylie Hubbard, 73, will release a new album, Co-Starring, on July 10.

The 10-song project features contributions from a number of “‘co-stars,” including Ronnie Dunn, Ashley McBryde, Pam Tillis, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Chris Robinson, Don Was, Larkin Poe, Peter Rowan, Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Cadillac Three and more.

Ray Wylie had a hand in writing every song on Co-Starring, which will be his 17th album—and his first released via a major label, Big Machine Records.

“I have believed in the rule that one should not sing their own praises, but with my new record on Big Machine Records, well I’m going to have to break that rule,” says Ray Wylie. “Co-Starring has got grit, groove, tone and taste and is so righteously cool that small demons will drool, and little angels will want to line dance.”

Ray Wylie’s motley mix of co-stars is representative of the genre-busting medley of music—featuring elements of country, folk, rock, blues and more—he’s been making since releasing his first album in the 1970s.

Co-Starring Track List & Songwriters

1.“Bad Trick” feat. Ringo Starr, Don Was, Joe Walsh, Chris Robinson (Ray Wylie Hubbard, Judy Hubbard)
2. “Rock Gods” feat. Aaron Lee Tasjan (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
3. “Fast Left Hand” feat. The Cadillac Three (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
4. “Mississippi John Hurt” feat. Pam Tillis (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
5. “Drink Till I See Double” feat. Paula Nelson and Elizabeth Cook (Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ronnie Dunn)
6. “R.O.C.K.” feat. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown (Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tyler Bryant, Caleb Crosby)
7. “Outlaw Blood” feat. Ashley McBryde (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
8. “Rattlesnake Shakin’ Woman” feat. Larkin Poe (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
9. “Hummingbird” feat. Peter Rowan (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
10. “The Messenger” feat. Ronnie Dunn and Pam Tillis (Ray Wylie Hubbard)

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs