What are writers and critics saying about Webb? Here's a sample!
"If Webb Wilder and his band are passing within 300 miles of your town, don't
- Vintage Guitar Magazine
"(Webb) flat out rocks. They serve up potent Southern comfort."
- Rolling Stone Magazine
"There are no explosions, no video enhancements to a Webb Wilder show. Just
lots and lots of authentic, gut level rock music. He's the last of the full
grown men, and you don't question his genius."
- Birmingham News
"These days the term 'roots rocker' is almost meaningless, but Wilder's blend
of a rocker's heart with a hillbilly's soul is probably the best aural
definition of it yet."
- Time Out Chicago
"Wilder is one of America's most interesting characters, with a credo to call
his own, raw talent, charismatic personality and rabid cult following."
- Country Standard Time
"The band is 'Georgia Satellites, part Dave Edmunds, part Elvis Costello and
- Billboard Magazine
"Nashville's best country-on-peyote band."
- Entertainment Weekly
"He continues to spritz much needed rockabilly-juiced mayhem down the pants
of contempo-country establishment."
- Paste Magazine
"If bands were cigarette brands, Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks would be Lucky
Strikes. Unhyped, unfiltered, and probably dangerous in large doses."
- Macon Telegraph
"With (the About Time) album, Webb Wilder seems to have reclaimed his title
and reasserted his status as roots rock's resident weirdo."
- Harp Magazine
"Wilder is a master at scrambling the sounds, songs and threads of British
Pop, rockabilly, country, blues and the freedom and emotion of soul music."
- 20th Century Guitar Magazine
"Webb's a wild man, but there is a cool confidence behind his onstage
swagger that commands attention. This is roots rock at its best, loaded with
hooks, twang and power chords."
- James Kelly, Creative Loafing, Atlanta
"With his obvious love of British rock and Southern roadhouse, Wilder could
be a kind of Tom Petty for the trailer set."
- San Francisco Chronicle
"Wilder's place in Nashville rock history is well-secured. He extended
Music City's reputation as a place where innovation could occur well outside
the confines of Music Row."
- The Tennessean
"Influenced by punk, rock, surf, blues and hard-core drownin'-in-my-tears,
cryin'-in-my-beer country classics, not to mention a hunka-hunka-burnin'
Elvis, (Webb Wilder) created a musical fusion that lit a creative fuse in
bands from L.A. to NYC. Throughout his nearly 20-year career, he's proved
it with whiz-bang albums and live shows that vibrate with sizzling surf,
crackling country, gutsy garage and classic Chuck Berry-styled
guitar-rocking. It's all good."
- Hal Horowitz, Creative Loafing
"Webb Wilder might be lacking in a few things - such as massive record sales
and mainstream notoriety - but confidence is not one of them. First of all
he has a credo. Wimps don't have credos. Wilder also nicknamed himself
'The Last of the Full Grown Men' partly because he's a fairly large dude,
partly cause other guys are sissies."
- Broward-Palm Beach New Times
"Americana Idol - Webb Wilder, Nashville's wildest, weirdest export, is
actually kind of normal. Kind of. He has a deep Mississippi accent that cuts
thru psychedelic power chords, singing with the kind of charisma that makes
listeners want to buy whatever he's selling. One of a kind? Hell, this
guy is a rock music Sasquatch. Only he's real."
- Nashville Scene