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Webb Wilder & The Beatnecks presented by WMOT/Roots Radio - 1/5
at City Winery Nashville
- 9:30pm APPX
Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks
Inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame
Long before there were Kings of Leon, Keys of Black or Whites of Jack in Music City there was a riddle spewing prophet of roots rock and roll. A bluesy blast of baritone bombast. Equally versed in two glorious worlds, Rock and Roll. He is a force on tour and a tour de force. He is the last of the Full Grown Men and Roots Rock Royalty.
Rock 'n' roll, from Nashville. Formed from Mississippi mud, tinged with British mod. Bruised by the blues. Baptized by Buck and Chuck. Psychiatric psycho-rootsy. Sizzling, glistening, uneasy listening. As it has been for three decades, it is now and ever shall be. Webb Wilder.
Hardly a purist, Webb has described the music he makes as, “Rock for Roots fans and Roots for Rock fans.” 30 years ago he sprang on the scene with the groundbreaking album It Came From Nashville, which put a spotlight on Nashville as an ecumenical city of song, not merely as Country Music City, USA. His unique hybrid sound was intriguing – was this music Country? Rock? Rockabilly? Blues? What it was was popular, and he found himself touring worldwide – and growing legions of his Loving Public. He is proud to continue to call Nashville his home.
“Webb flat out rocks! They serve up potent Southern comfort.” Rolling Stone Magazine
"With his obvious love of British rock and Southern roadhouse, Wilder could be a kind of Tom Petty for the trailer set." - San Francisco Chronicle
“These days the term ‘roots rocker’ is almost meaningless, but Wilder’s blend of a rocker’s heart with a hillbilly’s soul is probably the best aural definition of it yet.” Time Out Chicago