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An Intimate Evening with Webb Wilder
July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT$20
Tickets: $20 (Call 251-367-4599 to reserve)
Before there were Kings of Leon, Keys of Black or Whites of Jack in Nashville, there was Webb Wilder.
Born more than 60 years ago in Hattiesburg, Webb Wilder is the last of the full-grown men, and the last of the boarding house people. He is a unique presence among the peasants. He is a force for good, and a friend to animals.
And he has just made an album of uncommon uncommonness, of unusual unusualness: Mississippi Moderne.
Pronounce it however you like – Webb pronounces it “Moe-durn.” Hybridized and improvised. The main thing is to listen, and in your listening you shall 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 boy possessed of the mind of a full-grown man (but not “mature”…never “mature”), listening to The Kinks and The Move, an Anglophile in Mississippi.
That’s not to say that Mississippi Moderne is only about looking back. Wilder and Williams spend much of the album weaving future-ready solos and rhythm guitar work, and the singer’s mighty baritone sets every melody in the visceral present.
The sound comes from Nashville. But it brings a world of swampadelic, Wilderized wisdom, bluster, and mayhem. It’s Mississippi Moderne, right on time.
To learn more about Webb Wilder, visit: https://www.facebook.com/webbwilder.official/