​​In the nineties David is shown in a promo photo with a DJ setup used to obtain bookings to help fill in the gaps between music performances and studio jobs.  He provided music for weddings, receptions, private & company parties.

  • War's Not The Answer (Hughes-VanWaters-King)4:06

The song "Take Up Your Crosses" is now finished and in the music player to the right.  When I wrote the song in the mid-eighties there was a lot of arrogance and selfish pride among televangelists and some pastors that was also filtering down into congregations.  It seemed to me that many people were making an outward show of being religious as in Matthew 6, Matt. 15, Matt. 16 and Matt. 23 where the hypocrites were making donations for public attention and sitting arrogantly in the highest places while placing heavy burdens on the people.  I also saw it in some of the gospel music shows when I was providing sound for  local Gospel concerts and some churches I visited back then.  Several famous televangelists were exposed and fell from the public's grace during those years. On this recording the late Bobby King, my long time friend and drummer in several bands together played drums  back in 1987  when I wrote it and recorded the song on the studio's old 16 track reel set-up.  After transferring to 24 track digital I re-recorded the vocals and added some harmony vocals plus more rhythm tracks. Everything else is from the original recording.      drh  2/28/19

  • The Unborn Trees (L.VanWaters Tonini & D.R. Hughes)5:47


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The Forests and the Rain Forests are being devastated by Man and by Fire.   (Thought you should know)   Hear the song THE UNBORN TREES in the player above and join the movement to SAVE OUR FORESTS.

I was fortunate to have been in a school district that had outstanding bands led by music directors John R. Bain, Brewer Jr. High and Harold Collyer, Brewer High.  Together they developed the White Settlement Tx schools' music programs into a national awards winning high school band in the 1960's and that tradition is still carried on today.  The Texas Twisters group was the first combo formed by David Hughes along with several other members of the Brewer Jr. High School Band at White Settlement, Tx in 1964.  They performed mostly 50's popular music at local school and community functions but were not part of any official school program.  Uniforms were custom turquoise vests (made by member Dwain Barker's mother), western tie with Texas on it, white shirt and pants.  L-R back: Larry Tidwell on Souzaphone, David Hughes  & Gary Reese on Trumpet, Gary Otwell on Baritone and John Boshers on Drums.  Middle: Dwain Barker, Gerald Richardson and Mike Williams on Trombone.  Front: Tommy Flanagan and Gene Parish on Saxophone.        drh

THE OUTLANDERS  from  WHITE SETTLEMENT, TEXAS​​  was formed in 1966 during the members' high school years.  The group, shown in the picture above consisted of (Left to Right) David Hughes, Gary Otwell, Howard Hughes and Gary Archa.  In 1967 Howard left the group and Larry Tidwell was added on Bass Guitar.  They performed at local dances , parties and Battle of the Bands,   Their music consisted of songs by the  Rolling Stones, Tommy James, The Beatles, Sam the Sham, Johnny Rivers, Chuck Berry,, the Beach Boys, the Monkees, etc., etc., etc.          drh

"If you want to see the world’s climate changing, fly over a tropical country. Thirty years ago, a wide belt of rainforest circled the earth, covering much of Latin America, south-east Asia and Africa. Today, it is being rapidly replaced by great swathes of palm oil trees and rubber plantations, land cleared for cattle grazing, soya farming, expanding cities, dams and logging."    The Guardian  Feb. 2018

"We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years"     John Vidal  the Guardian's environment editor

  • Looking To The Lord3:41
  • Come Let Me Tell You4:00
  • Take Up Your Crosses3:20
  • Sing A New Song4:42
  • In This Life4:44
  • Thank You Lord2:23
  • The Battle3:12