When: Sat., June 25, 9 p.m. 2016
The author of what very well could be the Texas national anthem, “Screw You, We’re From Texas,” Hubbard, though born in Oklahoma, is as much a Texas boy as Kristofferson, Willie or Waylon. In fact, the gifted poet-songwriter shares much of the same pedigree for prose as Rhodes scholar and Oxford English major Kristofferson. The two share a common gift for gab that is widely appreciated in country music but rarely reaches such great heights. Much like the late, great Guy Clark, Hubbard is a songwriter’s songwriter – his aptitude for distilling everything from the lust of a truck stop strip joint to the pure love of a mother for her dearly departed child has made the blues-obsessed folkie see his once-descending star rise among country fans and admirers of rootsy, dusty folk music.