Ray Wylie Hubbard



Ray Wylie Hubbard
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Active
1965
Born
November 13, 1946 in Soper
Location
Dallas, TX, United States
Biography
Ray Wylie Hubbard (born 13 November 1946 in Soper, Oklahoma, moved to Dallas, Texas, USA in 1954) is an American country music singer and songwriter. An active performer since 1965, his song "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother" was made famous by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1973. He has recorded and performed continuously since then, apart from a short period in the late 1980s. With a keen eye of observation and a wise man's knowledge, Ray Wylie Hubbard composes and performs a dozen songs that couldn't spring from anywhere else but out of his fertile rock and roll bluesy poet-in-the-blistering-heat southern noggin.
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The referenced "Snake Farm" is along the I-35 freeway between New Braunfels, Texas and San Marcos, Texas (Go Bobcats!). As other sources note it began operations around 1967. Basically it was from the late sixties through the eighties a snake and reptile house, with a few other oddities mixed in. Today (2016) the Snake Farm is under new management and is a small but nice family oriented private zoo, so please stop in if you are ever passing by.

Now the following comes from my experience as a child in the early seventies. On about two or three occasions, I happened to visit with my family, or once with a summer camp, the Snake Farm. At the time it was a dingy privately run reptile house, with some large snakes, a few other reptiles (maybe a gator, but I am fuzzy on that point). If you went out back of the main building at the time to see the larger animals exhibited there, you would notice a number of ramshackle mobile homes lining the back of the property. Never saw any activity, but it was odd.

In my college years, I attended SWT in San Marcos. Both the Snake Farm and SWT reside in Hays County, Texas. It was then that I first heard rumors of the Snake Farm's other purpose. The farm part was a front for a prostitution operation run out of the trailers at the back of the Snake Farm property. The activity was supposedly sanctioned by the sheriffs(s) of Hays County, who I imagine got a cut of the action (or so I am told). Often, women of "ill repute" and questionable morals were taken there by the sheriff of Hays County to work off the debt they owed to the court/county.

While I never knew anyone to utilize the clandestine facilities of the "Snake Farm", long-time residents of the county relayed much of what I know to me about the "Snake Farm" history. Take what I relay for what it is, second and third hand rumor or legend. You decide.

Top Songs by Ray Wylie Hubbard


Snake Farm

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Screw You, We're From Texas

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Choctaw Bingo

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Conversation With the Devil

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The Way Of The Fallen

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Dallas After Midnight

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Wanna Rock and Roll

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Torn in Two

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Last Train to Amsterdam

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Dust of the Chase

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


The Ruffian's Misfortune

The Ruffian's Misfortune

Ray Wylie Hubbard April 7, 2015

10 Tracks

Hey Mama, My Time Ain't Long

Hey Mama, My Time Ain't Long

Ray Wylie Hubbard March 31, 2015

1 Tracks

Chick Singer, Badass Rockin'

Chick Singer, Badass Rockin'

Ray Wylie Hubbard March 17, 2015

1 Tracks

Crusades of the Restless Knights

Crusades of the Restless Knights

Ray Wylie Hubbard March 27, 2012

10 Tracks

The Grifter's Hymnal

The Grifter's Hymnal

Ray Wylie Hubbard March 26, 2012

12 Tracks

A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C)

A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C)

Ray Wylie Hubbard January 12, 2010

12 Tracks

A: Enlightenment B: Endarkenment

A: Enlightenment B: Endarkenment

Ray Wylie Hubbard January 12, 2010

12 Tracks

Live at Cibolo Creek Country Club

Live at Cibolo Creek Country Club

Ray Wylie Hubbard November 5, 2009

10 Tracks

Loco Gringo's Lament

Loco Gringo's Lament

Ray Wylie Hubbard November 5, 2009

12 Tracks

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