RAY WYLIE HUBBARD LAUNCHES SHAKIN’ THE RUST OFF TOUR

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WIMBERLEY, TX (June 3, 2021) – After more than a year off the road and following his long-awaited Austin City Limits debut in January, Texas troubadour RAY WYLIE HUBBARD will kick off a 22-date headline run in his home state this weekend. SHAKIN’ THE RUST OFF TOUR finds the ‘70s cosmic-Country legend performing some of his signature tracks and music from his latest release CO-STARRING, a diverse mix of iconic musicians and eclectic voices that debuted in the Top 5 on the Americana chart.

“Shaking off the rust, kickin’ up the dust, roarin’ down the road to be with you again and make some rock!” shares Ray Wylie Hubbard.

 
SHAKIN’ THE RUST OFF TOUR Dates:
6/4: Buda, TX | Buda Ampitheater
6/5: McKinney, TX | KHYI Texas Music Revolution 
6/11: Crockett, TX | Lightnin' Hopkins Summer Series
6/18: Roswell, TX | The Liberty
6/19: Lubbock, TX | Cactus Theater
6/24: Filer, ID | Gordy's Hwy 30 Music Fest
6/25: Salt Lake City, UT | Soundwell
7/3: Red River, NM | The Motherlode
7/9: The Woodlands, TX | Dosey Doe
7/10: Waco, TX | The Backyard
7/16: Galveston, TX | The Old Quarter
7/17: Galveston, TX | The Old Quarter
7/24: Hawkins, TX | The Red Rooster Icehouse
7/25: Plano, TX | Love & War
8/12: Tulsa, OK | Cain’s Ballroom
8/13: Oklahoma City, OK | The Tower Theater
8/14: Durant, OK | Gilley's Choctaw Casino
8/19: Chattanooga, TN | The Signal
8/20: Athens, GA | The Georgia Theater
8/21: Atlanta, GA | Variety Theater
8/27: Ft. Smith, AR | The Majestic
8/28: Fayetteville, AR | Fayetteville Roots Fest


A testament to his authentic cult status, his records have been swapped and played on the road by everyone from Blackberry Smoke and Georgia Satellites to Black Stone Cherry. “Snake Farm” alone could be the red-blooded touring male’s reality-based point of connection. The Austin Music and Eric Church-inducted Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Famer writes the way outlaws live - hell-bent for truths, earthy, funky and unabashed. CO-STARRING brought together the likes of Ringo Starr, Don Was, Joe Walsh, Chris Robinson, Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Cadillac Three, Pam Tillis, Paula Nelson, Elizabeth Cook, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Ashley McBryde, Larkin Poe, Peter Rowan and Ronnie Dunn and Pam Tillis. The 10-track collection has been met with praise across a spectrum of critics:

 

“What may well be the most stellar album of his career”
American Songwriter 

“balancing mainstream sounds and approaches with his trademark swagger. In this way, Co-starring may well attract new listeners for the 73-year-old singer-songwriter while preserving, or even enhancing, his outsider status.”
No Depression

“He’s the glue that holds the diverse album together, but it’s hard to go wrong with an opening line like ‘I can see you’re a woman of taste from your Reba McEntire tattoo’ on ‘Drink Till I See Double’”
Billboard

“Hubbard has become a sort of underground legend in roots music”
The Oklahoman

“Standout album opener ‘Bad Trick’”
Forbes

“His crusty, flinty voice sounds like a combination of Lucinda Williams’ southern drawl with the talk/sung cadence of Tony Joe White, both of whom know their way around muscular, ornery and edgy Southern roots rock.” (“Bad Trick”)
American Songwriter

“Ray Wylie is clearly having a blast with every line and guitar lick, and that vibrancy shines through and brings the album the life.”
Farce The Music

 

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