Ray Wylie Hubbard stiller eksistensielle spørsmål
Ray Wylie Hubbard tilhører Texas legandariske menansjeri av sangere/ låtskrivere, der han nyter distinksjonen å være den aller morsomste. På konserter er det stor, stor underholdning å høre Hubbard fortelle historier mellom sangene. Ikke til forkleinelse for sangene.
Rett over nyttår kommer et nytt knippe. Plata bærer den pussige tittelen»A: Enlightment B.Endarkenment«.
Her er publisistens ord i sakens anledning:
Ray Wylie Hubbard will release A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C) (Bordello/Thirty Tigers) on January 12, 2010. Produced by Hubbard and George Reiff, this record gleams with a keen eye of observation and a wise man’s knowledge. Ray Wylie Hubbard composes and performs a dozen songs that couldn’t spring from anywhere else but out of his fertile rock and roll bluesy poet-in-the-blistering-heat southern noggin.
The writing and recording of A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment came on the heels of Hubbard’s first screenplay endeavor, which was funded and filmed with a cast of icons including Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam and Lizzy Caplan. ”I like to look at both enlightenment and endarkenment,” he declares. “I feel comfortable observing each.” A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment demonstrates the kind of talent that every great songwriter yearns for. Among the musicians featured on the album are Kevin Russell (The Gourds), Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Robert Earl Keen), Bukka Allen (Ian Moore, Jack Ingram), Billy Cassis (Bob Schneider, Double Trouble, Soulhat), Ray Bonneville (B.B. King, JJ Cale, Muddy Waters), Seth James (Percy Sledge, Delbert McClinton), David Abeyta (Reckless Kelly), the great Rick Richards, and The Trishas as well as his own son, Lucas Hubbard. Throughout the album, his focus remains on the song - constructing and performing stories set to music that resonate in a way that is completely his own.
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