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Webb Wilder Fan Fest Eight is Coming [posted June 10th, 2013]... |
The time for Webb Fest is once again almost upon us! This time around is our eighth straight year!
Webb and the boys are coming back to Bowling Green, Kentucky for another go-'round on Saturday, October 5th, 2013. The Warehouse at Mt. Victor is once again the venue of choice.
Full details can be found by clicking here.
New Book Mentions Webb Wilder [posted February 8th, 2013]...
Rev. Keith Gordon's new book, The Other Side of Nashville, includes material sourced from interviewing Webb. Check out the story found here for more details.
Webb's Pal Farmer Jason Gets Reviewed in the UK Telegraph [posted June 24th, 2012]...
As many of you know, Webb is a frequent collaborator with our friend Jason Ringenberg, AKA "Farmer Jason," also known for his rock-and-roll handiwork with Jason and the Scorchers.
Earlier this year, Farmer Jason. along with a colorful group of guests including Webb, Mike Mills (of REM fame), Todd Snider, and Iris DeMent, and others, released a new CD entitled "Nature Jams."
This unique production has since received a nice write-up by a critic with the UK's Telegraph. You can check that review out, by clicking here. Neat stuff, pick up on it!
Press from the Fijian Cultural Tour [September 15th, 2011]...
As you may know, Webb and the guys are currently serving as cultural ambassadors to Fiji, taking their unique brand of Swampadelic bliss overseas to share with the island nation.
The Fiji Times has published a story about this mini-tour, complete with a neat photo (and we're hoping more turn up). You can check that story out by clicking here. Don't forget to click the pic, to see a bigger version.
They also published this article the week before, noting Webb and the Beatnecks' arrival.
Credit for finding both of these articles goes to WW documentarian Hunter Goatley. Nice work!
Webb Wilder Fan Fest SIX! [posted July 18th, 2011]...
Are you READY? It's almost that time of year again. Here it comes, bigger and better than ever, it's WEBB FEST SIX!
This year's Webbfest will be on Saturday, October 1st, 2011. The Capitol Arts Theater in Bowling Green, Kentucky is on a roll, and will be the venue of choice once again.
Full details can be found by clicking here.
MS Musicians Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Pics [Tuesday, January 11th, 2011]...
Webb's induction into the Mississippi Musicians' Hall of Fame took place on January 18th.
The event was photographed and the Hall of Fame sent us the photos. You can view these photos, by clicking here.
The following inductees people were present, (or represented by family members:
• Webb Wilder
• Dr. Benjamin Wright
• Gayle Dean Wardlow
• Dardanelle Hadley (family)
• Delaney Bramlett (family)
• David Banner (family)
Also inducted, but not attending, were:
• LeAnn Rimes
• Keith Carlock
• Jim Dickinson
• Tyrone Davis
• Steve Rouse
• Paul Overstreet
• Elmore James
• Mickey Gilley
• Pilgrim Jubilees
• Paul Davis
• William Brown
• Rufus Thompson
• Clyde Otis
• Bob Pittman
Also in attendance were past inductees Dorothy Moore and Ace Cannon.
Webb To Enter Mississippi Musicians' Hall of Fame [Tuesday, January 11th, 2011]...
Next Tuesday, January 18th, 2011, Webb Wilder will take part in this year's Mississippi Musicians' Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and become an inductee! This is an enormous honor, and is bestowed upon only a small handful of respected and beloved artists whose roots run deep in the state of Mississippi.
A press release with full details can be found by clicking here.
There's also a nice article at Country Standard Time about this huge honor... (thanks, Glen!).
And finally, you might also want to visit the Hall of Fame's website for a closer look at the inductees section. Webb is joining a very exclusive group!
Webb Wilder Fan Fest FIVE! [July 20th, 2010]...
It is almost that time of year again! WATCH OUT, here comes the LANDMARK FIFTH ANNUAL Webb Wilder Fan Fest!
The big event will be on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010. The Capitol Arts Theater in Bowling Green, Kentucky was such a great place for Webb Fest, this year's 'fest is gonna take place there one more time!
Full details can be found by clicking here.
Aldo Kerfeld and Like The Dew cover "Hillblilies for Haiti" [February 11th, 2010]...
This upcoming week, Webb and a talented, multi-genre army of musical performers are pulling out all the stops to support Haitian earthquake victims. "Hillbillies for Haiti" will take place Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville.
Online journal Like the Dew and blogger Aldo Kerfeld each have published a human interest piece about this event. You can read them here:
• Aldo Kerfeld's Weekend Revue
• Like The Dew
Webb Pops Up in Martin Guitar's Newsletter [January 21st, 2010]...
The January 2010 issue of the Martin Guitar official newsletter features a picture of Webb (From his "She's Not Romantic" video by Steve Mims) along with a short commentary. You can check it out here, on page 13. Please note, the newsletter is in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader or another PDF reader is required.
Also worth mentioning: Martin's newsletter back issues can be found here... but if you're on dialup, brace for impact! Some are nearly 10MB in size.
Webb on the Cover of Alternative Root [November 30th, 2009]...
November's cover of Alternative Root magazine features a slideshow that includes of Webb, Son Volt, Yarn and the Bottlerockets. Check it out!
Their article about Webb starts on page 70.
The article they've got about Webb, starts on page 70.
Webb Appears on New Disney "Cars" related CD [September 10th, 2009]...
As you may already know, Webb's performance of "I've Been Everywhere" was included on Disney's 2006 CD "Lightning McQueen's Fast Tracks."
Now, three years later, they're releasing a new Cars-related assortment, named appropriately enough, "Mater's Car Tunes," and once again Webb's on it! He performs the vocals on "Rosie's Place." You can hear a sample on Amazon.com.
Also, watch this space for more on this subject. Word is the Tennessean and Disney's website have some press coming up regarding this release, and we're working on getting some links to those.
Webb Featured in Elmore Magazine Review [August 25th, 2009]...
Webb's received a nice write-up in the September/October 2009 issue of Elmore Magazine. The text is available here.
We also recommend you visit Elmore Magazine's website, which is chock full of American Music goodness!!
Independence Weekend Simulcast on Lightning 100 [June 9th, 2009]...
Webb and the guys will be playing Third and Lindsley on July 5th, the Independence Day holiday weekend. This gig starts at 9pm Central, and will be broadcast simultaneously on 100.1 FM, Nashville's Independent Radio, Lightning 100.
Check out their website's "listen live" page by clicking here!
Webb Wilder Fan Fest #4, Coming in October! [May 1st, 2009]...
We are pleased to announce that there will be a FOURTH edition of the ever-popular Webb Wilder Fan Fest! This time around, the date is Saturday, October 3rd, and the place is Bowling Green, Kentucky, at the Capitol Arts Theater.
Co-founder and organizer Tater Bodine (AKA Jim Chandler) has posted a thread with the initial details on the Webb Board. You can read it by clicking here. This event is now also listed on the Tour Dates page (see October 3rd).
Webb to Guest on The Lowdown Hoedown 5/4/09 [May 1st, 2009]...
On Monday, May 4th, Webb will be doing a phone-in interview to Greg Martin's weekly "Lowdown Hoedown" Radio program. The theme for the program will be "The Blues Influences of Webb Wilder."
The program airs on D93, WDNS in Bowling Green, KY, every Monday from 7-10pm. The WDNS website is located here, and Greg Martin's Lowdown Hoedown website is available here.
Webb and MLM, Featured on Guitarmania Tomorrow [April 22nd, 2009]...
This week's episode of Andy Ellis' Guitarmania program will include Webb (and his new album, More Like Me) as his featured artist! Several tracks will air, and Andy did an interview with Webb as well.
Please visit their website at GuitarManiaShow.com to find out where you can listen in, whether by radio or the internet.
New CD, "More Like Me," to be Released April 21st [April 2nd, 2009]...
The new Webb Wilder album,"More Like Me," will be released by Blind Pig Records on CDs and digital downloads April 21st.
This is all-new material, and the first WW studio album since 2005's "About Time." The new album is comprised of five self-penned WW songs and seven solid senders from the songbooks of American music icons Larry Williams, Percy Sledge, Roky Erickson, Jim Ford, Eddie Hinton and Jimmy Swan.
Joining Webb are longtime associates Jimmy Lester, Tom Comet, George Bradfute, Joe V. McMahan, and Bob Williams, as well as some other stellar personages whose talents were lent to the making of this fine audio disc/download/musical postcard from the "Full Grown" musical mailbox of Webb Wilder, Electrifying Artist.
WebbWilder.com is accepting pre-orders at this time. You can order the new disc either with or without Webb's autograph. Visit our merchandise page to pre-order yours today! Please note that orders including the CD will ship on or shortly after the April 21st release date.
You can also visit Webb's discography page for additional information about "More Like Me."
Webb to be on Beale Street Caravan Radio Program [March 23nd, 2009]...
Webb will be featured on the Beale Street Caravan radio program starting Wednesday, March 25th!
In October 2008, Webb and the band played the venerable Arkansas Blues Heritage Festival, formerly known as the King Biscuit Fest. Beale Street Caravan recorded this performance, and will be retransmitting it via their syndication network of many stations around the world.
Click here to visit their website, for more information.
WW Interviewed for the Peverett Phile [January 2nd, 2009]...
Webb was recently interviewed by the Peverett Phile. The author is the son of Foghat's Lonesome Dave Peverett, famous in his own right, and an old friend of Webb's.
The interview can be found here..
Webb on the Bob and Tom Show, December 11th [November 26th, 2008]...
Webb will be appearing live on the Bob and Tom Radio Show out of Indianapolis on Thursday, December 11th! Time will be 8:25am
Starting this month, Bob and Tom expanded to TV - a "Best Of" that day's show runs that evening on WGN TV, which is another way to catch highlights and perhaps see Webb too.
UPDATE 2008-Dec-10: Previously the time stated was 8-ish "CST" but Indianapolis is actually Eastern time, not Central. Sorry for any confusion!
BTBW Nominated for Grammys [November 3rd, 2008]...
Webb's 2008 most recent CD release, "Born To Be Wilder," is on the current Grammy ballot, which is being voted on at this time! This is a preliminary ballot, which can only be accessed by members of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences (NARAS). Its outcome of which will determine the "final five" in each respective voting category. The votes will be tallied and the final ballot determined on December 3rd, at which time the final nominees will be made widely known.
The album's broad appeal is reflected in the fact that it is represented under both "Rock" and "Country" genres. It was nominated for the following categories:
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - Human Cannonball and Tough It Out
Best Rock Instrumental Performance - Sputnik
Best Rock Song - Human Cannonball
Best Rock Album - Born To Be Wilder
Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - If You're Looking for a Fool
Best Country Song - If You're Looking for a Fool
WW Swag Page Grand Reopening [October 29th, 2008]...
WebbWilder.com is excited to announce that we have updated and re-launched our Swag Page!
In addition to having added some new items, we now also support online shopping and payment by either PayPal or Credit Card! You can still order by mail though, if you prefer to do so, or need to pay by check or money order.
Additional information is on the Swag Page itself, or have a look at these Webb Board threads posted by Mike-o-Matic and the Swag Czar.
Webb Wilder Selected to Honor Les Paul [October 24, 2008]...
Webb has been picked to honor Les Paul as part of the Rock Hall of Fame Celebration in Cleveland!
Les Paul is an American Hero who is certainly one of the major influences in guitars, audio recording technology and Rock n' Roll. Webb Wilder participated in a panel honoring the man at the Americana Conference in Nashville this September. Now he and his band are being included in the week-long celebration of Les Paul at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland - part of the American Music Masters Series. Les has chosen the Rock Hall to be the place most of his inventions and memorabilia will be displayed.
The band will play on Friday, November 14th at Wilbert's, and attend the Tribute Concert on Saturday, November 15th at the Rock Hall. Other appearances are possible. For more information, visit this page about the American Music Masters Series.
WW Films to be Featured at Austin Festival [October 14, 2008]...
The AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL has chosen three short Webb Wilder films to include in its 15th Annual event! Catch screenings of The Saucer's Reign, Horror Hayride, and Scattergun here:
Friday, Oct. 17 at the Rollins Theater - 9:30pm.
Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakecreek - 7:30pm.
Webb will be in attendance at the October 19th showing. More information is here.
Article about Webb on Jambands.com [February 27th, 2008]...
Jambands.com has posted an article about Webb's recent sit-in with Atlanta favorites Delta Moon, which took place after his own gig at Smith's Olde Bar last week.
Webb Wilder Shares ?Sugar Coated Love? With Delta MoonThe original article is located here.
UPDATE: Photos taken from this guest jam are now available on our Fan Photos gallery!
"Born to be Wilder" #1 on Root Rock Charts! [February 25th, 2008]...
Webb's recent live CD release, "Born to be Wilder," is really hitting some big milestones!
Based upon radio airplay (largely due to listener requests, so keep 'em coming!), the album has taken over the top spot on the Roots Rock charts in just a couple of short weeks since its release!
You can read the Blind Pig Records release on this achievement by clicking this link!
You can always find the up-to-date chart here.
"Born to be Wilder" Ink Begins to Flow [January 29th, 2008]...
Webb's newly released live CD "Born to be Wilder" has received a very positive writeup by Cashville411's Daryl Sanders. You can read it here.
Thanks to our eagle-eyed regulars, we've also spotted some other BTBW reviews. Check 'em out!
? Time Out Chicago
? Gazz Blogs
Beatneck Bowles to Appear on Hank Jr. Special [November 15th, 2007]...
As some of you know, our friend and Beatneck Tony Bowles also regularly plays with Hank Williams, Jr. and his band. Recently, Tony participated in a tribute to Hank Jr., alongside such notables as Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson, Buddy Guy, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, and even Steven Tyler of Aerosmith!
This production will air as an episode of "CMT Giants" this coming Saturday, November 17th, on CMT (Country Music Television) at 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern. Check local listings if in doubt. If you have CMT you won't want to miss this!
PS. I'll add a website link and doublecheck the times if I can.
Wilder Kin to Receive Blues Trail Marker [November 13th, 2007]...
This coming Saturday, November 17th, a historical marker will be placed on Farish Street in Jackson Mississippi, along the Mississippi Blues Trail, to commemorate the site of The Record Mart. The Record Mart was owned by Webb's Aunt and Uncle, Lillian and Willard McMurry, founders of Trumpet Records.
Of the event, Webb said:
As you may know, my aunt and uncle, Lillian and Willard McMurry owned and operated the now legendary Trumpet Records of Jackson, Mississippi in the early fifties. They recorded and released records on Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson, Willie Love and the Three Aces, Big Joe Williams, Luther Huff, Jimmy Swan, The Southern Sons and many others. They are both in the Mississippi Music Hall of Fame. Their legacy is not only one of artistic and entrepreneurial innovation. They are remembered for their fair dealing and warm relationships with the artists both black and white, gospel and secular. This was at a time when many similar labels were known to be cold, opportunistic and exploitative. Much of the great Trumpet canon can be found in the catalog of Alligator Records owned by Bruce Iglauer, a great admirer of Lillian, Willard and Trumpet. There is also a book on the label and it's history by Marc Ryan.Jerry "Boogie" McCain will be there as well as family members and state officials. This is a historic occasion and a huge honor for Trumpet's memory and a testament to their lasting contribution to the blues! Other recently added blues markers include one in McComb to honor Bo Diddley.
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