When Epiphone visited Austin, Texas with the new Masterbilt Century Collection during the South By Southwest Festival last spring, we went straight to legendary blues sage Ray Wylie Hubbard to get his opinion and he did not disappoint us. Check out the video below and be sure to check out Hubbard’s latest album, The Ruffian’s Misfortune, as well as his new autobiography, A Life Well Lived

Hubbard celebrated his 70th birthday in 2016 and--perhaps to his own astonishment--has turned into a kind of monument to songwriting and survival in the music business--such as it is.  “I’m grateful to be busy,” Hubbard told the Houston Press. “I mean, there was a lot of, you know, time when I was younger and I’d look at my calendar and there wasn’t anything on it, you know? So yeah, I enjoy the working, the process of it. I really enjoy performing and getting out there. Like I say, it’s still fun.”