Ray Wylie's new album release, The Ruffian’s Misfortune, currently sits at #2 on the Americana Radio Chart.
Ray Wylie Hubbard writes the kind of songs that make you want to ride along no matter where he’s going, because you know it’s gonna get strange somewhere along the way. Anyone who’s followed him over the long and winding path he has traveled already knows he possesses the kind of exceptional gift for observation that any songwriter yearns for.
A leading figure of the 1970's progressive country movement, Hubbard is also well-known for authoring the perennial anthem "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother" recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1973.
Dan Dyer - June 19 9:00pm
This is music so soulful, so good, so real, you will feel like you've been to church, but it's also so darn sexy that you'll feel like you need to go to church again by Sunday. Dan's honest, bluesy, folksy, funky and downright heart-grabbing tunes will make you pay attention, sway along, and want more. His voice, his band, and his musicianship will not disappoint. If you missed him at Big Nac, now's your chance.
Wood & Wire - August 14 9:00pm
They're back!!!!! These guys have a driving acoustic sound and are one of the most respected string bands in Texas. They have sold out the last two times here and have developed a great following.
Anyone wondering about Wood & Wire’s sound need not look any further than the four-piece band’s name, which honors the purity of acoustic instruments and the gorgeous music a skilled artist can coax out of just simple wood and wire.
The Austin-based band’s self-titled debut album released this year is an engaging collection of music that is deeply rooted in bluegrass traditions, although the members themselves draw upon country and Americana and listen to everything from Doc Watson to Led Zeppelin.
Austin jazz-grass band MilkDrive features award-winning instrumentalists Brian Beken on fiddle and lead vocals, Noah Jeffries on guitar and harmony vocals, Dennis Ludiker on mandolin and harmony vocals, and Jesse Dalton on double bass. But awards reveal nothing about the Austin string band’s exhilarating sound. Fueled by equal parts tradition and innovation, MilkDrive delivers a distinctive acoustic experience that crosses genres, geographies, and generations.