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Wylie Lama



9 p.m., Juanita's. $10 adv., 12 d.o.s. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard came up in the outlaw days of Texas country, hanging with three-name honky-tonk heroes like Michael Martin Murphy, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and Jerry Jeff Walker, the latter of whom first recorded Hubbard's biggest hit, “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother,” in 1973. The fame gained from that song, which Hubbard recorded himself on his 1975 debut, didn't last. When Hubbard failed to write a follow-up success, he drowned his struggles in alcohol. But with the help of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hubbard conquered his addiction in 1987. Since then, he's carved out an impressive solo career, releasing six albums of progressive, blues-inflected country and becoming a mentor to a new generation of country-rockers. They call him the “Wylie Lama.” Since the last time Little Rock saw Hubbard, he's been channeling his panache for creating characters into a screenplay he's co-writing for a “bad ass Western.” The concert is open to ages 18 and up. LM.

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