Whitey Ray Huitt
Updatet August 11, 2019
Sorry for the long, long delay!

(Aug 24, 1937 - April 15, 2011)

Rest in Peace, Whitey!

Whitey Ray, Texas Songwriter and performer extraordinare, is a true son of 
South Texas. Hailing from Eagle Pass and South San Antonio, he has been in the music business for over forty years. His father’s band, "Ace" Huitt and the Briar Hoppers, gave Whitey Ray his first love of music, and Texas music in particular.

Having appeared with legends like Lightnin’ Hopkins, Manse Lipscomb, and Gatemouth Brown as well as with Merle Travis, B.W. Stevenson, and Michael Murphy, Whitey runs the gamut from blues to mountain finger picking to classical styles. He thrilled fans at the Armadillo World Headquarters and Soap Creek Saloon, and is an important member in the group that included old running buddies Townes Van Zant, Guy Clark, Steven Fromholz, Blaze Foley and Jubal Clark.

His  CD "Austex Blues 75/95" features Floyd Domino and Spencer Perskin among others.

"Whitey Ray stands out among Texas songwriters for his finesse and anecdotal charm, his engaging and heartfelt style of performance will make you beg for more." - Spencer Perskin
Whitey Ray Huitt 1960
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Whitey 1960
Whitey 1964
Whitey Ray Huitt and Calvin Russell photo
Whitey Ray Huitt and Townes Van Zandt photo
Whitey Ray and Calvin Russell
Whitey Ray and Townes Van Zandt
Whitey Ray Huitt and Willie Nelson photo
Whitey Ray Huitt and Jubal Clark gang
Whitey Ray and Willie Nelson
Whitey Ray, Jubal Clark and gang

Subject:   Tis Done
Date:      Fri, 3 Dec 1999 17:00:23 -0600
From:      "Whitey Ray Huitt"
To:        "Hans Settler"

v gates old horse, and I hope this little note finds you well, fat, and
happy.  I finally finished the album, ("Down Home"), and I will be sending a
promo copy to you tomorrow.  It is in my opinion, the best thing I have done
to date.  On the last CD, the engineers mixed and mastered it while I was on
the road.  I didn't get to color the music my way.  This time, I produced,
arranged, mixed and mastered.  This is also the truest picture of the way I
really play.  Sue at Local Flavor has written the liner notes (included), so
you can get her feelings on this one.  OK Hans, I'll hop on out of here for
now.  Let me hear from you.
Dein fruend, Whitey Ray

Liner notes:

Grab a seat on a South Austin front porch and let a master storyteller,
a precision picker and veteran performer spin his tales of love and
sorrow, of hard lessons and bright days.

Whitey Ray Huitt is a natural. Practically born to the guitar, he grew
up on Texas Music, especially that of his dad, Ace Huitt, who’s band
entertained Texans in the 40’s. Whitey Ray formed his first band in the
late fifties, playing what he now calls "Comic Rock and Roll".  He sang at
all the early folk venues from ’61 thru the 70’s. Then, with his band,
the "Sons of the Black Sheep", doing the  country  outlaw music thing.
Now, thankfully, he’s back to doing Whitey Ray Huitt.

In ’97, he stunned  audiences at the Austin Acoustic Music Festival, where
he met Klaus Patzak, a German songwriter who immediately invited him to
come to Bavaria.  It was for that tour that WR released his first CD,
"Austex Blues", which has been spinning around Europe ever since.

This, his second release is pure and  true  to his performance style.
Brilliant visual lyrics delivered with honest vocals tell of fond memories
and hard times.  These songs flow so well that you might find yourself
finishing a line or two yourself...only very natural songwriting does this.
It’s like that with Whitey Ray Huitt...and...I know where you can get it.

Sue Donahoe
Local Flavor