Thursday, May 7 at 8:30 p.m.
There are roots rockers and there is Webb Wilder. He’s roots rock royalty. Hardly a purist, he has described his music as, “rock for roots fans and roots for rock fans.”
Growing up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Wilder spent some years in Austin before settling into his new home, Nashville—on its ear with his unique hybrid sound. It wasn’t country, rock, rockabilly or blues. But it was embraced as he found himself touring worldwide, growing legions of fans. His critically acclaimed indie films made him a cult hero and he was also one of America’s first Satellite DJs on XM Radio. One of his songs was even played in its entirety during the Super Bowl broadcast in the 1990’s.
As a singer, guitarist, bandleader, actor, songwriter and humorist, he may be roots rock's only true Renaissance man. Inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, alongside Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, BB King, Muddy Waters, Sam Cooke, Bo Diddley, Sonny Boy Williams and Jimmy Rogers, Webb Wilder has been impacting popular culture for over 20 years, all the while maintaining a devoted worldwide fan base through a relentless tour schedule.
In addition to Wilder’s nine records, the world patiently awaits the arrival of some new “swampadelic sounds” and more shows.