Ray Wylie Hubbard

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Franklin Theatre Fri, Apr 13, 2018 8:00 PM
$35 • $40 • $45
Franklin Theatre Sat, Oct 12, 2019 8:00 PM
$35 • $40 • $45
Event Info
Doors Open:1 Hour Before Show


Ray Wylie is back on the Franklin Theatre stage with new music and old favorites. Hubbard’s latest album, Tell The Devil I'm Gettin' There as Fast as I Can, delivers divine comedy, devilish groove and enlightened wisdom on self-produced set with guests Lucinda Williams, Eric Church, Patty Griffin and psych-rockers Bright Light Social Hour.

Whether or not you subscribe to the adage that the devil always has the best music, you can take it on faith that anytime he pops up for a cameo in a Ray Wylie Hubbard song, the results are gonna be pretty damned entertaining. And as any fan of the Hubbard cannon knows, Old Scratch pops up in his songs a lot - nearly as often as all of Hubbard’s wise-cracking black birds, lyrical and musical nods to Lightnin’ Hopkins, bad-ass women (usually Hubbard’s own wife, Judy), and a myriad of other grifters, ruffians, and scrappy cats of the gnarly and general lowdown variety. Somewhere or other on just about every Ray Wylie Hubbard album, the devil always gets his due - and he’s now even worked his way up to top billing on the acclaimed songwriter’s latest, Tell the Devil I’m Getting There as Fast as I Can (released August 18, 2017 on Bordello Records through Thirty Tigers).

Hubbard has evolved into a writer of uncommonly honest portraits of life, alternately mixing deep personal sagas with poignant character studies of those traveling on the dark side of the road. If one wanted to describe the sound of Ray Wylie Hubbard, one could call it American music, born from the time honored traditions of folk, country and roots rock.

Sponsored by Jackson National Life

Presented by Franklin Theatre Live