Watch Ray Wylie Hubbard’s Web Performance of ‘Screw You, We’re From Texas’ for The Late Show With David Letterman [VIDEO]
We recently learned that David Letterman is a pretty big fan of Ray Wylie Hubbard. Last fall, his producers contacted Ray to appear on the Late Show. As a result, RWH performed ‘Mother Blues’ from his newest CD ‘The Grifter’s Hymnal’ on January 9th. But, come to find out, Letterman had a special request that Hubbard stick around to perform an older song that isn’t necessarily ideal for his CBS network television audience.
‘Screw You, We’re From Texas’ has been a favorite for years among Ray Wylie Hubbard fans in the Lone Star State. But word of this edgy, tongue-in-cheek song hasn’t exactly gained a huge following outside Texas. So, it’s all the more surprising (and impressive) that a Letterman, who has called New York City home for more than three decades, personally requested that Hubbard play ‘Screw You’ for his audience, and a special web-only performance.
Ray sets it up nicely before starting the song, “I’d like to say that the problem with irony is, not everybody gets it.”, then shares this gem with the Late Show audience. Watch it here. I’m certain Dave Letterman enjoyed the song and the performance, but I can’t help but wonder what the studio audience thought of Ray’s song. Ah, who cares? Screw them.