Stories from Ray Wylie Hubbard

February 7th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Ray Wylie Hubbard photo by Todd Wolfson

Ray Wylie Hubbard speaks in story form.

That’s the type of talent one (especially with Hubbard’s keen observational skills) develops after 40 plus years on the road.

He shares those stories in many ways, such as on the new tracks that will be released on “The Grifter’s Hymnal,” an album that will be released March 27.

He’s also working on a memoir that’s 70-80 percent complete, he says.

Hubbard chatted with me recently to share a few other stories from the road, like one about former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and one about a guitar he found stuffed in a planter. Read more in a story I wrote for Northwest Arkansas Newspapers [Note: Subscriber content].

Hubbard visits Northwest Arkansas for two shows. He plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (2/8) at Second Street Live in Fort Smith and at 9 p.m. Thursday (2/9) at George’s Majestic Lounge.

Tickets are $20 for the Fort Smith show or $15 for the Fayetteville event. Get tickets through the venue’s respective websites.