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Webb Wilder

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There are roots rockers, and then there’s Webb Wilder.

Hardly a purist, he has described the music he and his band, The Beatnecks, make as, “Rock for Roots fans and Roots for Rock fans.” In essence: Rock and Roll. There’s nothing new about combining R & B, Rock and Roll, Country, Blues, Pop and Rock. The Rolling Stones and the Beatles proved that it can yield marvelous and diverse results. I said he wasn’t a PURIST. I didn’t say he wasn’t very PICKY about the quality of the music. That includes everything from the sonics of the recordings, the choice of players, the influences he draws on, the songs he chooses to cover, or how attentive he is to the craftsmanship of his own songs.

The self-proclaimed “Last Of The Full Grown Men” hasn’t limited his creativity to the music business. There’s the picture business. His critically acclaimed indie films made him a cult hero and led to a major motion picture (Peter Bogdonavich’s “The Thing Called Love,” Paramount). He’s done guest appearances on other’s albums (Ben Folds, Jason Ringenberg, Farmer Jason, William Shatner, Maura O’Connell), and a Disney produced duo of companion CD’s for the animated movie “Cars.” His smooth baritone has been used for voice-overs on countless radio commercials; he even did a stint as one of America’s FIRST Satellite DJs on XM Radio for four and a half years. Using all manner of media, Webb Wilder has been impacting Popular culture (and it him) for way over 20 years, all the while maintaining a devoted worldwide fan base through a relentless, never ending tour schedule.

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  • BlndSght

    Huge Wilder fan. Met him a few times in Atlanta. Super great/funny guy. Just found these vintage Webb Wilder posters on Etsy. First promo poster Landslide did for "It came from Nashville", his first album, back in 86. Really cool. http://www.etsy.com/shop/SouthernVisionary

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Drazba

    he really is great-liked him for a while-then he started playing between periods of the preds hockey games-i was in heaven-that stopped so ive lost track of what he's up to

    1 Jul 2011 Reply
  • StonedMellotron

    I love "Looking for a Fool" I heard it on WFMU - Trent's show

    20 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Saveall

    Simple rock and roll played well. And it will make you sweat.

    28 May 2009 Reply
  • mcnallyjames60

    i just wish webb would do more his music rocks and he always has something to say

    3 Feb 2009 Reply
  • markthelark

    This guy is amazing. Saw him a couple of times in Delray Beach. Just fantastic. Wish he could make it back down here... After the 2nd show, I purchased his entire collection of cd's and a shirt for my friend. I purchased them directly from Webb himself. He gave me a big smile and hand shake, and asked that I say, Hi to Wayde. This woman I was dancing with caught a WW pick he threw to the crowd.

    3 Apr 2008 Reply
  • TheRealTuatara

    I'm not really the only person who likes this guy, am I?

    29 Feb 2008 Reply

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