Roadhouse poet and renegade guitarist Ray Wylie Hubbard, 73, will release a new album, Co-Starring, on July 10.
The 10-song project features contributions from a number of “‘co-stars,” including Ronnie Dunn, Ashley McBryde, Pam Tillis, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Chris Robinson, Don Was, Larkin Poe, Peter Rowan, Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Cadillac Three and more.
Ray Wylie had a hand in writing every song on Co-Starring, which will be his 17th album—and his first released via a major label, Big Machine Records.
“I have believed in the rule that one should not sing their own praises, but with my new record on Big Machine Records, well I’m going to have to break that rule,” says Ray Wylie. “Co-Starring has got grit, groove, tone and taste and is so righteously cool that small demons will drool, and little angels will want to line dance.”
Ray Wylie’s motley mix of co-stars is representative of the genre-busting medley of music—featuring elements of country, folk, rock, blues and more—he’s been making since releasing his first album in the 1970s.
Co-Starring Track List & Songwriters
1.“Bad Trick” feat. Ringo Starr, Don Was, Joe Walsh, Chris Robinson (Ray Wylie Hubbard, Judy Hubbard)
2. “Rock Gods” feat. Aaron Lee Tasjan (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
3. “Fast Left Hand” feat. The Cadillac Three (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
4. “Mississippi John Hurt” feat. Pam Tillis (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
5. “Drink Till I See Double” feat. Paula Nelson and Elizabeth Cook (Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ronnie Dunn)
6. “R.O.C.K.” feat. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown (Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tyler Bryant, Caleb Crosby)
7. “Outlaw Blood” feat. Ashley McBryde (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
8. “Rattlesnake Shakin’ Woman” feat. Larkin Poe (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
9. “Hummingbird” feat. Peter Rowan (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
10. “The Messenger” feat. Ronnie Dunn and Pam Tillis (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com