An HSB tradition continues: noted singer-songwriters Chris Smither, David Olney (1948-2020), Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Steve Young gather to swap tales and sing songs.

A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets, and philosophers. Reviewers continue to praise his dazzling guitar work, gravelly voice and songwriting.

With an impressive professional career spanning four decades, David Olney has built a reputation not as a kind-hearted troubadour, but rather as a performing songwriter with a sharp literary mind that often cuts to the bone of the human condition.

Ray Wylie Hubbard is an architect of the musical legacy that continues to inspire subsequent generations of up-and-coming Texas talent. A working musician throughout his career, Hubbard holds steadfastly to the hope afforded him by his robust character and deep inner well of humility and keen, raw humor.

Best known for his song “Seven Bridges Road,’ Steve Young (1942-2016) was known for weaving together Southern roots with a wide experience of life, while creating new traditions in American music. During his solo career, he became an integral part of the movement that defined the California country-rock sound.