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Texas music icon
RAY WYLIE HUBBARD
Friday, June 7 at 7:30
Tulsa Little Theater, 1511 S. Delaware, Tulsa
$25 GA, $30 & $45 reserved
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RWH may be a Texas music icon, but he grew up in the little town of Hugo, Oklahoma. He moved to Dallas in 1954, where he eventually attended high school with Michael Martin Murphey. Hubbard graduated in 1965 and and started spending his summers in Red River, NM playing folk music and writing left-field songs like "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother," made famous by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1973. Hubbard likes to rhyme words like mescaline with gasoline, so it's perhaps not astonishing that his raw mix of outlaw country, literary folk and gritty blues would have a hard time finding an audience in the short run. Equally unsurprising is his success over time. His ability to segue seamlessly from primal exclamations of carnal lust into songs about salvation without pause or irony, to paint vivid portraits of characters both real and unreal, and to consistently evoke a sense of place that is larger than life but in no way made up has earned him a deep and widely held respect as as an elder statesman of Texas Music.
No Depression feature on RWH
We are proud to announce the second annual SUNDAY CONCERTS ON GUTHRIE GREEN series, Sept. 8 through Oct. 6. Stay tuned for announcements. After a fantastically successful inaugural season, Tulsa Roots Music will return to Guthrie Green's state-of-the-art outdoor performance stage with five consecutive Sundays of free concerts by nationally and internationally touring artists, the finest local acts, children's programming, educational exhibits, partnerships with community organizations, and more. In just a single season, the series has become one of Tulsa's most exciting and high-profile cultural events.
A note on the HISTORIC TULSA LITTLE THEATER
The historic Tulsa Little Theatre was constructed in 1932 at the intersection of 15th and Delaware in Tulsa & quickly became a center for performance art in the city. By the 1980s, the theater was in a state of considerable disrepair. In 2004-2005 a massive and beautiful restoration process was undertaken, with great care to preserve it's historical ambience. Tulsa Roots Music is proud to be presenting at this historic Tulsa landmark.
Ray Wylie Hubbard
at Blue Dome Diner Roadhouse
photo by Donna Meier 2012
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