Immediate Release – RAY WYLIE HUBBARD + WILLIE NELSON CORRAL “STONE BLIND HORSES” AT MIDNIGHT ETCO-STARRING TOO Features Steve Earle, Lzzy Hale, John 5 + More on March 18.
WIMBERLEY, TX (March 3, 2022) – Originally released as a solo endeavor on RUFFIAN’S MISFORTUNE, RAY WYLIE HUBBARD unites with WILLIE NELSON for a mellow take on “Stone Blind Horses” as anticipation builds for CO-STARRING TOO on March 18. Available at midnight ET (3/4), this version leans into a subdued reflection with the addition of Willie’s signature vocal as the pair ponder: I been ridin’ stone-blind horses never seen a reason to believe sweet Genevieve say a prayer for me and the wild young cowboys, old drunks, paramours, and thieves.
“Part prayer, part unrepentant last will and testament, it’s a song for the fallen called ‘Stone Blind Horses,’ and it sounds nothing at all like something a ‘22-year-old punk guy’ could ever come close to pulling off. But Hubbard delivers it with the authoritative conviction and gravitas of a battle-tested and world-wizened wayward gypsy/grifter/poet/shaman, because yeah, well … he pretty much is,” Lonestar Music Magazine previously observed. Meanwhile, Saving Country Music lauded, “…at first, I truly believed it had to be a cover of a hit from a previous era that had been forgotten about. The song feels so classic, yet remains fiercely original, it’s a wonder how it was never written before. […] ‘Stone Blind Horses’ is the perfect forum for his raspy groans to find their sweet spot of emotional expression.”
“When I finished writing ‘Stone Blind Horses’ the thought came to me, ‘if Willie were to sing this with me it would be like getting a nod of approval from the Universe itself.’ I guess I got it. Thanks, Willie,” recollects Hubbard.
The Oklahoma-born, Texas-dwelling renegade poet delivers his solo-written offering once again as part of an eclectic new mix that follows teases from Lzzy Hale and John 5 on “Naturally Wild” and “Hellbent for Leather” featuring Steve Earle. RWH has embraced a world of misfit characters and ordinary circumstances for more than a half-century, crossing paths with the most acclaimed and quirky artists of our time. Expanding on 2020’s CO-STARRING – the all-star project that included Don Was, Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Dunn, Peter Rowan, Larkin Poe, and Aaron Lee Tasjan, among others – he returns with another bar-setting album. For his second rave-up with friends and family, RWH invites Rock & Roll, Country Music, and Musicians Hall of Famers; Texas icons, Americana legends, and upstarts making their mark, who all recognize the power of RWH’s cosmic snake dance.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Friday, March 4 – Schroeder Hall | Goliad, TX
Saturday, March 5 – Haute Spot | Cedar Park, TX
Saturday, March 19 – Granada Theater | Dallas, TX
Thursday, March 24 – The Heights Theater | Houston, TX
Saturday, March 26 – Saxon Pub | Austin, TX
Friday, April 8 – 3rd & Lindsley | Nashville, TN
Saturday, April 9 – 3rd & Lindsley | Nashville, TN
Wednesday, April 13 – Sellersville Theater 1894 | Sellersville, PA
Thursday, April 14 – Sellersville Theater 1894 | Sellersville, PA
Friday, April 15 – City Winery | Washington, DC
Friday, April 22 – Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival | Fordyce, AR
Saturday, April 23 – LSDG Live at Frontier Texas | Abilene, TX
Thursday, May 19 – Lincoln Theatre | Raleigh, NCS
Saturday, May 21 – Epperly Mill | Floyd, VA
Thursday, May 26 – Kerrville Folk Festival 2022 | Kerrville, TX
Saturday, May 28 – Red River Station BBQ | Saint Jo, TX
Thursday, June 23 – Gordy’s HWY 30 Music Festival 2022 | Filer, ID
Friday, July 8 – The Shed | Maryville, TN
Thursday, July 14 – George’s Majestic Lounge | Fayetteville, AR
Friday, July 15 – Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa, OK
Friday, August 5 – Luckenbach Texas | Fredericksburg,
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