(Ray and Lucas Hubbard , photo credit: Todd Purifoy)
At the beginning of the festival Friday night, Katie and Chloe asked me if "the main guy" would be there this year. I asked, "Hayes Carll?"
They said, "No, the other guy."
I asked, "Ray Wylie Hubbard?"
"Yeah, yeah, yeah!! We loved him."
Here's an old video of Ray Wylie Hubbard explaining how he came to write "Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother."
Ray was as entertaining as always and brought several of the performers from earlier in the day onstage with him. I love it when that happens. It made us really sorry that we goofed around too long to catch Liz and Lincoln, but more on that in another post.
The most amazing thing about Ray's set (other than the fact that it was "Ray's set") was his son Lucas. I didn't even know he had a son, let alone a really adorable one who played an amazing guitar. The girls fell absolutely in love with him and although they were older women (17 years old), they made a pact to wait for Lucas (13 years old) and marry him or something. We were fuzzy on the details.
The video below is something I found on YouTube from about a year ago:
This one is Cody Canada, Lucas Hubbard and Ray Wylie Hubbard from September, 2006 playing "I Wanna Rock and Roll" (one of my favorites):