The title track from the new Ray Wylie Hubbard record is #1 on this week’s AMA Americana charts. The release is called A: Enlightenment, B: Endarkenment, Hint: there is no C and features Soulhat’s own Bill Cassis on guitar. Its very worth checking out. The CD is available on Hubbard’s web site, as well as Amazon and other online retailers.
From Amazon: “With a keen eye for 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 ‘n’ 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 screenplay endeavor, which was funded and filmed with a cast of icons including Kris Kristopherson, Dwight Yoakam, and Lizzy Caplan. A weekly radio show, constant touring, and producing kept him busy, but didn’t manage to steal the Texan singer/songwriter’s focus. The outcome of the album is a juxtaposition of songs like ‘Four Horseman Of The Apocalypse,’ a fundamental Gospel piece, and ‘Drunken Poet’s Dream,’ a co-write with Hayes Carll.”