RESERVE SEATS FOR WEBB WILDER - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019
Get Seat(s) for Webb Wilder
Saturday, October 5
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 P.M.
MUSIC AT 8 P.M.
Webb's payment for this event comes solely from ticket and merchandise sales. We don't pocket a penny (in fact, we eat the cost for credit card processing).
You must reserve your spot(s) to attend the event.
All seats are general admission.
When you buy or reserve seats on this site, we will add you to the guest list. You do not need to present a ticket to be admitted. But no one will be admitted at the door without first buying/reserving tickets from this page.
Reserve Seats for Webb Wilder
About Webb Wilder
Webb Wilder has been cranking out his own kind of Southern Rock and "ROLL" for the USA and the world since 1985.
A native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Wilder moved to Austin, Texas in 1976 with his friend since junior high, Bobby Field, who would later co- found the Beatnecks with him as well as write many memorable songs and produce several earlier records. After moving to Nashville, Wilder and Field formed the Beatnecks in 1985. As Nashville moved toward unapologetically commercial fare, Wilder and Field were busy crafting their signature brand of rock 'n' roll, founded on classic influences from both sides of the pond. The band's debut, IT CAME FROM NASHVILLE, a brazenly rocking bar-band rave-up (also available from Landslide) was recently named by PASTE Magazine as one of the 50 Best Southern Rock Albums of All Time. Wilder's subsequent releases, HYBRID VIGOR, DOO DAD, TOWN & COUNTRY, ACRES OF SUEDE, ABOUT TIME, BORN TO BE WILDER (live) and MORE LIKE ME, have continually maintained the high standard set initially, becoming textbooks for aspiring roots rockers and showing there was (and is) a vibrant market for their hybrid brand of rootsy musical gumbo. In its review of Wilder's most recent release, MISSISSIPPI MODERNE, GUITAR PLAYER Magazine called Webb "a national treasure."
Music critics have always warmed up to the Webb Wilder juggernaut. The Associated Press described the band's music and stage performance as "a glorious amalgamation of grunge chords, killer grooves, Screamin' Jay Hawkins theatrics, a healthy sense of humor, and great pop melodies." It's "full of wit and personality, and devoid of technological or conceptual gimmickry," added the Houston Post.
The same formula powers POWERFUL STUFF!, an exciting blend of bedrock American music incorporating a host of styles. Not forgotten is Wilder's ever present irreverent attitude and wit. According to Gibson Guitar magazine, this "gives Wilder's music a sense of fun and imagination often lacking among his peers." POWERFUL STUFF! is proof as to why this now legendary group has remained a blistering live attraction since it's 1985 beginning. Once again, it comes from Nashville, and it brings a world of swampadelic, Wilderized wisdom, bluster, and mayhem, all showing off the group at its very finest.
Webb Wilder is an evangelist for real Rock 'n' Roll. As a singer, guitarist, bandleader, film actor, songwriter and humorist, he may be roots-rock's only true Renaissance man. POWERFUL STUFF! will no doubt find favor with Webb's devoted legion of fans, but its affecting songs and masterful performances are sure to bring many newcomers into the fold. In listening one can hear a marvelous encapsulation of things right and righteous, wistful yet wild, strange at times but always strong. Garage rock and bluster blues. Fuzz-tone and fury, and, in many ways, a full and unbroken circle back to the days when Webb Wilder was a Mississippi boy "possessed of the mind of a full-grown man," listening to first Elvis and Rick Nelson, then Beatles, Byrds, Stones, Kinks, Animals, Buffalo Springfield, Faces, Badfinger, The Move, Free, The Band, B.B. King and so many others.
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