Song of the Week: “Drunken Poet’s Dream,” Ray Wylie Hubbard
Esteemed Texas singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard has a new album, A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C), and the songs feature fire and brimstone, mescaline and naked women, guitars and harmonicas. “Drunken Poet’s Dream” is a highlight and here it is, as performed by Ray at a recent music festival. The song is actually written by Hayes Carll, who is also no slouch with a guitar and a harmonica. You can catch Ray live next weekend (Jan. 23) for two shows at Houston’s Mucky Duck, plus a free in-store at Cactus Music and Video. He also plays Galveston’s Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe on Jan. 30 and Gruene Hall in New Braunfels on Jan. 31.