Webb Wilder makes his debut performance for a special solo performance at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz hot on the heals of his new album Mississippi Moderne – Landslide Records. Don't miss thie Inducted Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and incredible songwriter and performer. Special guest Chi McClean opens the show performing from 4pm-4:30pm.
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. c. Peter Cooper
Hardly a purist, Webb has described the music he makes as, “Rock for Roots fans and Roots for Rock fans.” Growing up in Hattiesburg, MS, he spent some years in Austin before setting his new home, Nashville, on its ear with his unique hybrid sound – 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. His critically acclaimed indie films made him a cult hero. His 10 CD's have solidified his reputation as one of Roots Rock's true voices. His engaging personality led him to become one of America’s first Satellite DJs on XM Radio.
“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
Promo video - http://youtu.be/LfkB9WZWzzU Who is Webb Wilder?
PBS “Music Masters, Miss. Roads” TV episode on Webb Nov. 2016 - http://www.pbs.org/video/2365881181/
https://youtu.be/5BYBzLCrjO8 “I Just Had to Laugh” at the Workplay Theater
https://youtu.be/Oxi-sMnIq8Q - “No Great Shakes” at Music City Roots
https://youtu.be/C4v4DVl-lf4 - “Poolside” at Music City Roots
http://youtu.be/QxcTFcbjc8E - “TBC Yodel #9” (tribute to Elvis) On the Bob and Tom show
https://youtu.be/IHi_5mektTw - “More Like Me”
https://youtu.be/WJqNB3EYIYw - “Who Will The Next Fool Be” at The Strand Theater, NJ