Tell The Devil I'm Gettin' There As Fast As I Can by Ray Wylie Hubbard from Ray Wylie Hubbard on Vimeo.

Ray Wylie Hubbard is officially releasing his new album, Tell The Devil I’m Getting There as Fast as I Can, on August 18th.

The new project will be comprised of eleven self-produced tracks. In a press releases Hubbard says, “There’s a definite beginning, middle, and end to this record. It starts with ‘Genesis,’ and at the ending, there I am trying to plead my case before the court of heaven, hoping I’ve got a good lawyer.”

He also promises a broad spectrum of music; ranging from sacred to profane. Hubbard says of the album, “You kind of give him a personality, you know? Like in ‘Lucifer and the Fallen Angels,’ you pick up this guy hitchhiking to Mobile, Alabama, and he’s just this colorful kind of smart-ass, funky cat. It reminds me of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ where you’ve got Marlon Brando as this brute in a torn T-shirt, but what he’s saying is brilliant, because his words are from Tennessee Williams. I always enjoy that.”

Lucinda Williams, Eric Church, and Patty Griffin all make appearances on the album, and Hubbard’s son, Lucas, is featured on lead guitar.

Ray Wylie Hubbard is touring all across the country throughout 2017:

Jun 09 Republic of Texas Biker Rally Austin, TX
Jun 16 Willie’s Locally Known Lexington, KY
Jun 17 The Shed Maryville, TN
Jun 18 3rd and Lindsley Nashville, TN
Jun 23 Woodlands Tavern Columbus, OH
Jun 24 The Stage @ Larson’s Landing Effingham, IL
Jun 25 Southgate House Revival Newport, KY
Jun 30 Dosey Doe The Woodlands, TX
Jul 04 Willie Nelson’s July 4th Picnic Del Valle, TX
Jul 07 Tip Top Grand Rapids, MI
Jul 08 Blissfest Festival Farm Harbor Springs, MI
Jul 13 The Kessler Theater Dallas, TX
Jul 14 The Kessler Theater Dallas, TX
Jul 15 The Heights Theater Houston, TX
Jul 28 Gruene Hall New Braunfels, TX
Aug 04 Treehouse Cafe Bainbridge Island, WA
Aug 05 Treehouse Cafe Bainbridge Island, WA
Aug 07 Pitchfork Social Salt Spring Island, Canada
Aug 12 Lakeside Icehouse Bryan, TX
Aug 17 Hill Country Live Washington, DC
Aug 18 Hill Country Live Washington, DC
Aug 19 Sellersville Theater 1894 Sellersville, PA
Aug 24 George’s Majestic Fayetteville, AR
Aug 25 Off Broadway St Louis, MO
Aug 26 Knuckleheads Kansas City, MO
Sep 02 Waco Hippodrome Theatre Waco, TX
Sep 15 City Winery Atlanta, GA
Sep 20 Uptown Grill Playlist Theater La Salle, IL
Sep 21 Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
Sep 22 Stoughton Opera House Stoughton, WI
Sep 23 SPACE Evanston, IL
Oct 13 Nocona Nights Music Series Nocona, TX
Oct 14 Steven’s Garden & Grill Mansfield, TX
Oct 20 Manship Theater Baton Rouge, LA
Nov 09 St. Augustine Amphitheatre Saint Augustine, FL
Nov 10 Riverhawk Music Fest Brooksville, FL
Nov 11 Buckingham Blues Bar Fort Myers, FL
Dec 19 Palmer Events Center Austin, TX
Jan 22, 2018 Outlaw Country Cruise New Orleans, LA