From his humble beginnings as an Oklahoma folkie in the ’60s to his wild ride through the ’70s progressive country movement, and onward through the honky-tonk fog of the ’80s to his sobriety-empowered comeback as a songwriter’s songwriter in the ’90s, Hubbard was already a bona fide legend by the time he really found his groove – blues – right at the turn of the century. When it comes to down ’n’ dirty roots ’n’ roll, nobody in the wide world of Americana music today does it better than Ray Wylie Hubbard. Presented by Abilene on the Road.
Don’t miss this one-night-only engagement: Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00 pm.
Ray Wylie Hubbard will play at 3450 Winton Place (Map – Driving Directions). A limited number of premium reserved seats are available for $25 in advance by calling Downstairs Cabaret only (i.e. not available through other ticket outlets). A mix of general admission seating and standing room tickets are available for $20 in advance, $25 day of show.
Note: Online ticketing is not available through Downstairs Cabaret Theatre. For this specific event, online ticketing is available by visiting www.abilenebarandlounge.com. To make recommended advance reservations by phone, please call (585) 325-4370 with a credit card. Tickets are also available at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave., Brighton, NY 14618. www.bopshop.com
Opening for Ray Wylie Hubbard are The Grahams. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Alyssa and Doug Graham have spent nearly their entire lives exploring music together. Friends since she was 7 and he was 9, they became a couple in their teens, then husband and wife. Somewhere along the way, they also became The Grahams, a dynamic Americana duo who’ve married their love of adventure with a desire to build on foundations laid by their musical predecessors. Their first song-crafting expedition, along the Mississippi’s Great River Road, became their 2013 debut, Riverman’s Daughter. For its follow-up, they rode the rails – and wound up recording not only a studio album, but a documentary and live album on the move and in venues from Sun Studio to Amtrak’s famed City of New Orleans train. For more on the Grahams – www.thegrahamsmusic.net