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True Blue ASU: ASU Student Government Association is launching a campaign to have San Angelo community members wear ASU blue on Fridays and during ASU events.

Just Between Friends Sale 10am-6pm Spring/Summer 2011 Sale @ the Wells Fargo Pavilion (next to the coliseum) Artist-Led workshop, Two-day Watercolor: 10am – 5pm with Walt Davis, $150 supplies required, list is available. FMI 325-653-333 or educator@samfa.org

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1st Saturday at the Old Chicken Farm Art Center The first Saturday of each month is a special treat at the Art Center. We feature work of special invited Saturday artists plus all of the art center artist’s studios are open for visitors. Located at 2505 Martin Luther King Blvd. - FMI call 325-653-4936 Lions Club Garage Sale 8am-5pm @ 27 West Concho, park at the old bus station next door. FMI Bobby Farquhar 277-4518 Just Between Friends Sale 9am-4pm Spring/Summer 2011 Sale @ the Wells Fargo Pavilion (next to the coliseum) PROMises Fashion Show 2pm @ the Sunset Mall. The event will include information and interactive education about underage drinking and drunk driving. This year's show will feature styles from Amla's, Dillard's, JCPenney, and Journey's. Lots of great door prizes.

6 Wednesday

Fort Concho Speaker Series 12pm-1pm @ the Fort Concho Commissary, 702 Burgess. Free Admission, bring your lunch or call to order Mr. T’s ($6.50) 325-657-4441. “Feisty Schoolmarms of the Early 1900’s by Barbara Barton, Local Author

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Just Between Friends Sale 8am-2pm Spring/ Summer 2011 Sale @ the Wells Fargo Pavilion (next to the coliseum)

Stories and Songs for Preschoolers 10am-10:30am @ Tom Green County Main Library, 113 West Beauregard

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Art Thursday at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts 2pm-6pm, located in the education studio. Art Activities for children and families. $1 per person. FMI 325653-3333 True Blue ASU ASU Student Government Association is launching a campaign to have San Angelo community members wear ASU blue on Fridays and during ASU events.

Chicken Give Away 9am-12pm Rush Street Ministries will be giving away 8800 lbs of chicken. All you have to do is show up between 9am and 12pm to receive chicken, a box of cereal and dried fruit (while supplies last) @ 803 Rush Street 1st West Texas Baby & Children’s Expo: Exhibitors, games, seminars and $10,000-plus in prizes and giveaways at the McNease Convention Center, 500 Rio Concho Drive.

5 Tuesday

San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society 7:00pm @ Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall will Feature Charles Westbrook and David McMahon. FMI 325-942-5741or saghs.inc@gmail.com

Concho Valley Bluegrass Festival 4:30pm-9:30pm at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. Featuring Kody Norris, Watauga Mtn. Boys, Midnight Flight, Gap Mountain, Concho Grass and more. FMI 325-651-5307 Anything Goes – Almost Art Show 10am-4pm @ the Kendall Art Gallery, 119 West 1st Street. Mediums include sculpture, ceramics, photography, collage, abstract, pen & ink, pencil, oil, pastel, fabric art, 3 dimensional work, mixed media, etc. FMI 949-7129


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Motor Show 10am-5pm @ the Sunset Mall. Cars, boats and motorcycles will soon be on display. Entry Fee is $25, awards will be given for the top three classes. FMI 325-949-1947 or www.sunsetmall.com Family Day at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts 10am-4pm Families can participate in hands on art activities, sample new foods, listen to the music of different culture and tour current exhibits for FREE. FMI 325 -653-3333 Old Town Second Saturdays 10am-4pm @ Old Town on Orient Street behind the Museum. An outdoor marketplace, open to craft vendors, artists, bakers, flower merchants, etc. $25 to become a vendor FMI 325-658 -1714 Easter Bunny Hops to San Angelo @ the Sunset Mall. The Easter Bunny will be visiting with children and taking photos from April 9th-April 23rd. Pet Adoption and Microchipping Clinics 10am-2pm @ the Sunset Mall. Meet furry pets up for adoption and get your pet’s microchipped. FMI 325-656-7387

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Story Time for Preschoolers 10am @ Tom Green County Library Angelo West Branch, 3013 Vista Del Arroyo

Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Refinery 9am-6pm through Friday. Evaluate your Rare Coins, Currency, Precious Metals, Antiques, Collectables, Vintage Instruments, and more. The event is free and open to the public. Comfort Suites @ 4450 W. Houston Harte Expressway

13 Wednesday

Stories and Songs for Preschoolers 10am10:30am @ Tom Green County Main Library, 113 West Beauregard

Fort Concho Speaker Series 12pm-1pm @ the Fort Concho Commissary, 702 Burgess. Free Admission, bring your lunch or call to order Mr. T’s ($6.50) 325-657-4441. “The Old Schoolhouse/Cabin on Little Walnut Creek” by Michelle Doss, Restorer

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Adult Birding Adventure Guided tour of birding at the San Angelo State Park. Meet at the South gate. Bring your binoculars and camera. FMI Bob @ 325-944-1839

Chicken Give Away 9am-12pm Rush Street Ministries will be giving away 8800 lbs of chicken. All you have to do is show up between 9am and 12pm to receive chicken, a box of cereal and dried fruit (while supplies last) @ 803 Rush Street

Ceramic Weekend Workshops 1pm-6pm, Workshop with Randy Brodnax at the Old Chicken Farm Art Center

Meet the Artists @ the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love Street. The Ceramic Invitational Exhibition FMI 325-6533333 Art Thursday at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts 2pm-6pm, located in the education studio. Art Activities for children and families. $1 per person. FMI 325-653-3333

Concho Valley Bluegrass Festival 11am-9:30pm at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. Featuring Kody Norris, Watauga Mtn. Boys, Midnight Flight, Gap Mountain, Concho Grass and more Southwest Federation of Archeological Societies Symposium 10am1pm The Southwest Federation of Archeological Societies Symposium, hosted by Fort Concho and the Concho Valley Archeological Society will be held in the Quartermasters Storehouse building at Fort Concho. Eleven speakers and presenters throughout the day on various archeological topics from prehistoric Indian to historic cavalry and WWII prisoner of war camp. Free & open to the public. Veterans Benefits Fair 10am-1pm @ the San Angelo Coliseum. Showcasing products and services of interest to veterans and their families, and mini-job fair. FMI Tim @ 325-659-6560

Live Music in the Courtyard @ the Chicken Farm Art Center 6:30pm BYU Idaho Dance Alliance Performance @ the River Stage 7pm8:30pm. About 35 BYU-Idaho students trained in many different genres of dance, including ballet, ballroom, swing, clogging, tap, jazz, world spiritual and contemporary.


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True Blue ASU ASU Student Government Association is launching a campaign to have San Angelo community members wear ASU blue on Fridays and during ASU events.

Ceramic Weekend Workshops 9am-11am, with Stan Irvin at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts - Open Reception 6pm-9pm @ 1 Love Street Texas Mesquite Arts Festival 4pm-9pm @ Fort Concho Anything Goes – Almost Art Show 10am-4pm @ the Kendall Art Gallery, 119 West 1st Street. Mediums include sculpture, ceramics, photography, collage, abstract, pen & ink, pencil, oil, pastel, fabric art, 3 dimensional work, mixed media, etc. FMI 949-7129

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Easter Egg Hunt 9am @ the Sunset Mall ages 10 and under only.

Saturday

Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Refinery 9am-4pm. Evaluate your Rare Coins, Currency, Precious Metals, Antiques, Collectables, Vintage Instruments, and more. The event is free and open to the public. Comfort Suites @ 4450 W. Houston Harte Expressway Texas Mesquite Arts Festival 10am-6pm @ Fort Concho West Texas Boys Ranch- 6th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot 7am @ the San Angelo Claybird Association. 7:00am check-in/breakfast with 1st rotation at 8:00 am. 2nd rotation at 11:30 am. Lunch from 12:00 3:00 pm with awards presentation from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Awards presentation will include live auction, drawing for shooter prize guns, drawing for SigSauer AR556 223 caliber. This non-registered shoot will benefit the West Texas Boys Ranch - Boy Care Program. Cost is $150 per individual shooter. Jazz Block Party 10am-5pm, will be conducted downtown on S. Oakes between Twohig and Concho. This event will include SAISD and Angelo State Bands. All proceeds will assist music directors to enhance music education in San Angelo schools.

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Texas Mesquite Arts Festival 10am-4pm @ Fort Concho

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Spring Chicken Affair West Texas Rehab’s oldfashioned fried chicken dinner. $7 @ 3453 Knickerbocker Rd. FMI 223-6300 21st Annual Children’s Fair 12pm-5pm @ College Hills Park next to Unidad Park. Over 100 food, games, and activity booths will be set up. From the Petting Zoo to Cotton Candy treats the Children’s Fair holds something for everyone. FMI 325-658-2771

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Stories and Songs for Preschoolers 10am10:30am @ Tom Green County Main Library, 113 West Beauregard

Fort Concho Speaker Series 12pm-1pm @ the Fort Concho Commissary, 702 Burgess. Free Admission, bring your lunch or call to order Mr. T’s ($6.50) 325-657-4441. “The Bonnie Blue Flag” by Ken Phipps, Member Sons of the Confederate Veterans Camp.

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Art Thursday at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts 2pm-6pm, located in the education studio. Art Activities for children and families. $1 per person. FMI 325-653-3333 True Blue ASU ASU Student Government Association is launching a campaign to have San Angelo community members wear ASU blue on Fridays and during ASU events.

Anything Goes – Almost Art Show 10am-4pm @ the Kendall Art Gallery, 119 West 1st Street. Mediums include sculpture, ceramics, photography, collage, abstract, etc. FMI 949-7129

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Story Time for Preschoolers 10am @ Tom Green County Library Angelo West Branch, 3013 Vista Del Arroyo

27 Wednesday

Stories and Songs for Preschoolers 10am10:30am @ Tom Green County Main Library, 113 West Beauregard

Fort Concho Speaker Series 12pm-1pm @ the Fort Concho Commissary, 702 Burgess. Free, bring your lunch or call to order Mr. T’s ($6.50) 325-657-4441. “Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients who Served Fort Concho” by Evelyn Lemons

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San Angelo Wine & Food Festival San Angelo Wine & Food Festival At the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts where you can enjoy premium wines paired with cuisine prepared by San Angelo's best chefs. Live Music FMI 325-653-3793

Art Thursday at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts 2pm-6pm, located in the education studio. Art Activities for children and families. $1 per person. FMI 325-653-3333

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San Angelo Wine & Food Festival At the Fort Concho Stables, you can sample fare from local restaurants, wines from around the world, a specialty beer garden and music by Texas Music Icon, Ray Wylie Hubbard. FMI 325-653-3793

Anything Goes – Almost Art Show 10am-4pm @ the Kendall Art Gallery, 119 West 1st Street. Mediums include sculpture, ceramics, photography, collage, abstract, etc. FMI 949-7129

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Fort Concho Frontier Day Come and celebrate the region's agricultural and ranching heritage with special displays, exhibits, living history, pancake breakfast, 1800's baseball, booths for vendors and children's activities. FMI 325-481-2646

Hoops for Hunger, Charity Basketball Tournament 9am-6pm, 3 on 3 @ Kirby Park, 1401 Edmund Blvd. All proceeds benefiting Meals for the Elderly. FMI Jerrad Harris 325-949-8688 The Circus Come to Town 8pm, Cirque de la Symphonie brings the magic of cirque to the music hall. Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, and dancers from around the globe as they perform to live orchestral music for the San Angelo Symphony. At the Junell Center. FMI 325-658-5877 American Cancer Society Blood Drive 1pm-5:30pm in the Sunset Mall Community Room. To make an appointment go to www.bloodhero.com and enter code: sunsetmall

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Operation Finally Home In 2006, 18-year old Samuel Marley did what some young men do after high school; he joined the United States Marine Corps. Just as all soldiers are required to do, he attended Boot Camp and attended training at Camp Del Mar and Camp Pendleton to complete his formal training. After completion, he followed his orders and was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation: Iraqi Freedom. While on his mission, the unthinkable happened; Marley was injured in an explosion while handing out school supplies to Iraqi children; a simple act of kindness and good will done the American way. He was then sent back to the States to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX to be treated for severe burns. By 2009, two years after the accident, Marley was medically discharged from the United States Marine Corps. During the annual Stock Show and Rodeo, military night was made to be a moving experience when the Home Builders Association of San Angelo announced that Marley, his wife Jaci and their Daughter Layla Ann would have a home of their own. Based on Marley’s miraculous recovery and service to our country and to those in Iraq, dues were paid and Marley was rewarded by the community; a home to be built for him and his family in the Bluffs housing district. In partnership with Clark Construction, the Home Builders Association of San Angelo is now a participant in a new program called Operation: Finally Home that builds homes for our wounded war heroes. In an exchange of thanks and a way to give back what was given to us, it’s the HBA sending the message to those who served that home awaits them. Operation: Finally Home is an award winning program created by Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops (BABASOT). B.A.B.A.S.O.T. started in 2005 as a non-profit organization with a mission to provide custom-made, mortgage free homes to wounded and disabled veterans as well as the widows of the fallen soldiers. Partnered with corporate sponsorship, builder associations, developers, contributors, and volunteers to help severely wounded heroes and their families transition into civilian life and adapt. A ground breaking ceremony for the Marley family will take place on April 9th at 10 AM at 5934 Sheffield Drive in the Bluffs. For more information, call the HBA of San Angelo at (325) 949-0140 or on the web at www.hbasa.com. Also visit www.operationfinallyhomesanangelo.com for more on Operation: Finally Home.


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SAISD Elementary Breakfast and Lunch Menu 

Friday, April 1st Breakfast: Cinnamon Bun, Grape Juice, Milk Lunch: Chili Dog/Hot Dog or Turkey Deli Sandwich, Ranch Style Beans, Tator Tots, Peanut Butter Cookie, Milk Monday, April 4th Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, Grape Juice, Milk Lunch: Pizza or Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, English Peas, Garlic Roll, Fresh Orange, Milk Tuesday, April 5th Breakfast: Sausage Roll, Apple Juice, Milk Lunch: Corndog or Sloppy Joe on Bun, Baby Carrots w/ Dip, Applesauce, Sugar Cookie, Milk Wednesday, April 6th Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwich, Orange Juice, Milk Lunch: Frito Pie or Cheese Enchiladas, Refried Beans, Cornbread, Fruited Gelatin, Milk Thursday, April 7th Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Apple Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Pot Pie, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Pears, Milk Friday, April 8th Breakfast: Sunrise Bites, Grape Juice, Milk Lunch: Cheeseburger or Hamburger, Oven Fries, Hamburger Salad, Cinnamon Apples, Milk Monday, April 11th Breakfast: Breakfast Sanwich, Grape Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or beef & Cheese Macaroni, Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Broccoli, Hot Roll, Pineapple, Milk Tuesday, April 12th Breakfast: Sausage Roll, Apple Juice, Milk Lunch: Hot Ham & Cheese or Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Celery Sticks w/ Dip, Chicken Noodle Soup, Apple Wedges, Milk Wednesday, April 13th Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Orange Juice, Milk Lunch: Beef Nachos or Chicken Fajitas, Pinto Beans, Tossed Salad, Cornbread, Milk Thursday, April 14th Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Apple Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Patty or chicken Tetrazzini, English Peas, Hot Roll, Pears, Milk

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Friday, April 15th Breakfast: Cinnamon Bun, Grape Juice, Milk Lunch: Chili Dog/Hot Dog or Turkey Deli Sandwich, Tator Tots, Sliced Peaches, Milk Monday, April 18th Breakfast: Hot Pocket, Grape Juice, Milk Lunch: Oven Baked Ham or Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Corn, Tossed Salad, Hot Roll, Applesauce, Milk Tuesday, April 19th Breakfast: Sausage Roll, Apple Juice, Milk Lunch: Grilled cheese or Cold Ham & Cheese Sandwich, beef Vegetable Soup, Pears, Chocolate Cake, Milk Wednesday, April 20th Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Orange Juice, Milk Lunch: Pizza or Lasagna, California Vegetables, Garlic Roll, Fresh Orange, Milk Thursday, April 21st Breakfast: Sunrise Bites, Grape Juice, Milk Lunch: Cheeseburger or Hamburger, Oven Fries, Hamburger Salad, Oatmeal Cookie, Milk Friday, April 22nd Good Friday, NO SCHOOL Monday, April 25th Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwich, Grape Juice, Milk Lunch: Corn Dog or Fish Sticks, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Peaches, Milk Tuesday, April 26th Breakfast: Sausage Roll, Apple Juice, Milk Lunch: Steak Fingers or Oven-Fried Chicken, Grean Peas, Mashed Potatoes, Cream Gravy, Spice Cake, Milk Wednesday, April 27th Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Orange Juice, Milk Lunch: Beef Nachos or Taco Burger, Pinto Beans, Mixed Fruit, Milk Thursday, April 28th Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Apple Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes w/ Brown Gravy, Broccoli, Hot Roll, apple Wedges, Milk Friday, April 29th Breakfast: Cinnamon Bun, Grape Juice, Milk Lunch: Chili Dog/Hot Dog or Turkey Deli Sandwich, Ranch Style Beans, Tator Tots, Peanut Butter Cookie, Milk

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I miss the Land‌. My grandfather raised sheep in Nolan County, Texas his whole life. I remember his grungy hat of yellow mesh and denim with a patch on the front reading "CAT diesel power." I remember him slapping that damn hat on his thigh yelling "Hyaw!" while kicking rocks at those poor sheep. As a kid it seemed like that's all ranching was--kicking rocks at sheep and cutting the occasional puss pocket out of a cow that had gotten too far into a prickly pear. Looking back it's startling to me that my granddad, may well be the last man I'll know who lived a life utterly connected to the land. He was a philosopher in his own way: the way a lot of the old timers were. That's going away now, as are the traditions they kept. But he was prescient in one respect. Sheep don't do the business they once did. Cattle, mythical as they are to the west, were always an English bred animal destined to anguish and kill profits in the summer heat and bitter winters. Domesticating buffalo would have been a much better idea. Regardless of the history of it all, kicking rocks may be all that remains for the ranchers of future generations. Still, the western wear shops are doing good business, prices for ranch land are going up and up, people are buying and buying, and it seems that one of the greatest icons of Americana, the cowboy boot, has found a home in the hipster kids scene today. I don't know exactly why I feel a sense of loss, though I do. I grew up in a mid-sized city, spent some summers at the ranch (only for fishing and shooting bottles with the .22--leisure time), but I still feel a profound sense that something major has cracked in our society that we, I, don't have a strong connection with the land. "All cattlemen, herdsmen, drovers, men who follow grazing animals over the land, seeking the grass that nourishes them-such men, pantheistic by nature, resolutely reject anything that smacks of the modern world: its politics, its art, its technology. What they accept, at a profound level, is the cycle of nature, in which men and animals alike are born, grow old, and die, to be succeeded by new generations of men and animals. Recycling of this natural sort does not bother men who live on the land; some even resent the fact that modern burial practices retard the process. The notion that they will soon become part of the food chain doesn't bother them at all." I read this passage tonight in a wonderful book by Larry McMurtry called Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen: Reflections at sixty and beyond. Maybe he's got it right. Perhaps the great schism that I feel is that I've become insulated from being part of that food chain. No longer in today's society do I have to worry about food, shelter, basics--no, I've been to college, have a job teaching school, and live in an apartment near downtown. I'm not, in a very real sense, subject to nature's whims. Provided another Katrina doesn't hit San Angelo, I'll remain much more subject to things like economic instability. Though I've inherited that quality to care very little for today’s politics, art, and technology, I am much more connected to these things than I find comfortable. It is the sense of a loss of something that I never had that runs deep in me. The land under the western sky leaves me with a sense that I belong to it, though I've never quite figured out how. I do know that I miss the stars when I'm in the big city. I miss the sunsets over the cotton fields. I miss the smell of a storm a hundred miles away and watching it roll across the flat plains. There's a rhythm to it all--a feeling that it is as it should be. Maybe, here in this kitchen, it is that feeling that I miss most of all. by Grant Ingram


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by Bob Simpson In the mid to late 1960’s, songwriters in Texas were a real underground treat in the Houston and Dallas areas. Coffee houses and bars would feature such relics as Guy Clark (“L.A. Freeway”, “Desperadoes Waiting for a Train”) and Townes Van Zandt (“Poncho and Lefty”, “If I Needed You”) and if you were drinking whiskey with them, you were part of their so-called outlaw crowd. But this scene wasn’t as apparent until a New York native came to Texas and by 1973 would release his masterpiece album, Viva Terlingua. Jerry Jeff Walker (who was already known for his hit “Mr. Bojangles”) would feature songs from his friends Gary P. Nunn and the outlaw poet Ray Wylie Hubbard. It wasn’t until a live cut of Hubbard’s track “Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother” was released on Walkers’ album and soon became a redneck rallying song bringing notice to him as a songwriter. Soon, Ray Wyllie Hubbard would become a household name whose record collections were of Rust Weir and Terry Allen recordings. “Redneck Mother” caught the attention of Reprise Records as well as the spoken introduction to the song in the Jerry Jeff Walker recording, “This song is by Ray Wylie Hubbard”, making the name known. By 1975, Hubbard had scored a deal with Reprise releasing his fourth album on a major label entitled, Ray Wylie Hubbard and the Cowboy Twinkies. The album got mixed reviews by those who’d never heard of the man saying it was a classic in the making while others who were more familiar with his work knew better. Hubbard was disappointed with the outcome having added steel guitars, female back vocals giving more of a polished sound to make album sales and garner radio airplay. Even though the album sold poorly, it goes down as one of Hubbard’s finer albums. By the 1980’s, Hubbard laid low dealing with some very intimate and personal issues. By the mid 1990’s, he was starting to resurface as a new, reinvented person and musician. He released a handful of records on various labels and was soon rediscovered by a new generation of fans who grew up listening to “outlaw country” music and was familiar with his name. 2006’s critically acclaimed Snake Farm; Hubbard proved he was back on top as a progressive songwriter influencing the likes of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and newcomer Hayes Carll. I got to talk with the outlaw poet about song, life, and the “Redneck Mother” that lead him to where he is today. Spotlight: What was your reaction to Jerry Jeff Walker recording “Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother”? Hubbard: Well, I didn’t really see the purpose of it (laughs). It was just a song I had written that we used to play around on back in the old hippie days and it was kind of our redneck “Okie from Muskogee” hippie song that we used to have fun on. So Jerry called me up and said he wanted to record it and I was kind of shocked in a way. Spotlight: Did “Redneck Mother” become something bigger than what you imagined it would be? Hubbard: Yeah. It’s kind of like the song that refuses to die. And for the longest time it was the only thing I was known for. I’d go to do a gig and someone would yell, “Play Redneck Mother”, and I’d play it and then they’d yell, “Play it again”. So I never really had any expectations for the song. To me, it was just a fun little song. Spotlight: What were the 70’s like for you having the success you had with just that one song? Hubbard: I don’t remember (laughs). Really, it was a struggle to make the records I did because in those times, someone had to say yes to you and put up the money for you to do where as now, anyone can record a CD. But when I got the deal with the “Twinkie” album, it broke our hearts because we were a folk rock band and they put girl singers on it and things and we weren’t real happy with it because it wasn’t what we really sounded like. Spotlight: You co-wrote “Drunken Poets Dream” with Hayes Carll. Is there any difference working with someone still growing as opposed to someone like you with more experience? Continued on Page 18


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Friday, April 1st Danny Brooks – Sealy Flats Six Market Blvd. – Blaine’s Pub Michael O’ Connor/Slaid Cleaves – San Angelo Concert Series Spoonfed Tribe – The Deadhorse The Jaron Bell Band – Party Ranch Claude “Butch” Morgan – Paula Sue’s Cafe Manny Campos Band – House of FiFi DuBois Granger Smith – Midnight Rodeo

Saturday, April 2nd Jeff Strahan – Sealy Flats Sindrone/Rust – The Deadhorse Phil Hamilton – Blaine’s Pub

Sunday, April 3rd The Ball Brothers – Lifepoint Baptist Church

Thursday, April 7th Van Darien – House of FiFi Dubois 21 In June – Blaine’s Pub Texas Chuck’s Open Mic Night – Spam’s

Friday, April 8th James Lann – Midnight Rodeo Snakeskin Prison – The Deadhorse Dan Calhoun & Gasoline Alley – The House of FiFi Dubois Tablespoon – Little River Club Mike Milligan and the Altar Boyz – Sealy Flats Clay Walker – Graham Central Station Matt Kimbro – Blaine’s Pub Rich O’Toole – Cure for Cancer Festival/ See Ad

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Thunderosa – The Deadhorse Dan Calhoun & Gasoline Alley – Little River Club Meagan Tubb & Shady People – Sealy Flats Texas Tornados – Stage Coach Saloon

Saturday, April 16th Erin Jaimes Band – Sealy Flats Dirty River Boys – Blaine’s Pub Ricky Stein – Float 404 The Beat Dolls – The Deadhorse Tony Barker Band - Oasis

Thursday, April 21st 21 In June – Party Ranch Texas Chuck’s Open Mic Night – Spam’s Stoney LaRue – Midnight Rodeo

Friday, April 22nd Six Market Blvd. – Blaine’s Pub 21 In June – Party Ranch Von Ehrics – The Deadhorse

Saturday, April 23rd Kevin Seale Band – Party Ranch Top Dead Center – The Deadhorse blacktopGYPSY – House of FiFi DuBois

Thursday, April 28th Texas Chuck’s Open Mic Night/ Whistlestix – Spam’s

Friday, April 29th

Mike Milligan and the Altar Boyz – Sealy Flats Southern Drive – Blaine’s Pub Shotgun Rebels – The Deadhorse The Wrecking/ High seas Adventure – The Venue

Ray Wylie Hubbard – Wine and Food Festival / Fort Concho Charlie Hager & The Captain Legendary – Blaine’s Pub Tablespoon – House of FiFi Dubois Dolly Shine – Party Ranch Hard Tymes – Stagecoach Saloon Yayo – The Deadhorse Bart Crow – Midnight Rodeo

Wednesday, April 13th

Saturday, April 30th

Saturday, April 9th

Brantley Gilbert – Midnight Rodeo

Friday, April 15th Blu Swayze – Party Ranch T. Gozney Thornton – Stagecoach Saloon

Reckless Kelly – Bentwood Country Club Ballroom Colossus of Rhodes – The Deadhorse Hard Tymes – Coachman Club Manny Campos – Sealy Flats Slim Thug/ Baby Bash – River Stage


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Hubbard: I had a lot of respect for Hayes when I first heard him. And what I like about Hayes is that he takes his song writing seriously but he takes his self lightly. And I see something in Hayes that is real similar to me. And he and I hit it off real well. So Slaid Cleaves and I took him on the road for the first time and he did so well. Then we decided to write a song together. So I came over to his house and he started singing, “I got a woman; she’s wild as Rome”. And then I started in with, “She likes to lay naked and be gazed upon” and so we just took it from there. Then after we finished it, he came back and added a bridge to it and I’m not a bridge kind of guy so when you hear my version, there’s no bridge so it’s a little different than Hayes’. But like I say, I have a lot of respect for Hayes. Spotlight: As a songwriter, what has been your biggest challenge thus far? Hubbard: Finding a quiet space to write a song in and the time. Spotlight: How did you start up the Grit N Groove Festival? Hubbard: It’s just one of those things that I really wanted to do. Just to bring up the people that I really, really like and so this is my third annual and it’s going to be a lot of fun. Jonathan Tyler is going to play. The Trishas, Joe Walsh from the Eagles and the James Gang will be there to play; Chris Robinson from the Black Crowes is going to do an acoustic set – it’s just going to be a good time. I was kind of blown away they all said yes to do this. And I’m really proud of it. Spotlight: Many of your songs have been recorded by other artists. Do you have a particular favorite? Hubbard: Every song I’ve had recorded, I’ve appreciated the fact that someone else took the time to do it. But I really can’t say which one I like over the other. Spotlight: What advice would you give to new songwriters? Hubbard: I tell every songwriter I meet to read The Grape of Wrath but don’t listen to The Ghost of Tom Joad. What I mean by that is that I think it’s important to read. Like with Bruce Springsteen and The Ghost of Tom Joad, he read the Grapes of Wrath and became inspired to record that album. So don’t just listen to someone, trace it back to the source. Hubbard will be performing his craft at the 2011 San Angelo Food & Wine Festival on April 29th. For more information on the artist, go to www.raywylie.com.

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