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John "Webb" McMurry (born May 19, 1954), known as Webb Wilder, is an American rock & roll singer, guitarist and actor.
Webb Wilder performs at Music City Roots in Franklin, Tennessee in 2015.
|Birth name||John Webb McMurray|
|Born||May 19, 1954|
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.
|Genres||Roots rock, rock & roll, boogie rock, rockabilly, Southern rock, Americana|
|Labels||Racket Records, Landslide Records, Island Records, Zoo/Praxis/BMG, Watermelon Records, Deaf Pig Records, Varèse Sarabande, DixieFrog Records|
|Associated acts||The Drapes |
The Webb Wilder character was created in 1984 for a short comedy film created by friend called "Webb Wilder Private Eye." The character was a backwoods private detective who fell out of the 1950s and happened to also be a musician. The short appeared on the television variety show "Night Flight."
With his groups like The Drapes, The Beatnecks, The Nashvegans, Wilder combines the straight-ahead rock & roll with surf guitar of the Ventures and twang of Duane Eddy, drawing on the feel of blues, R&B, country/rockabilly and film noir. His sound incorporated influence from Americana music as well as from the British Invasion.
Wilder has been signed to major labels and worked with independent labels. He has also hosted a radio show for Sirius Radio.
Wilder currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
|Date of Release||Title||Label||Producer|
|1986||It Came From Nashville||Landslide Records||R.S. Field|
|1989||Hybrid Vigor||Island Records||R.S. Field for Praxis International|
|1991||Doo Dad||Zoo/Praxis/BMG||R.S. Field|
|1993||It Came From Nashville (CD release)||Watermelon Records||R.S. Field|
|1995||Town and Country||Watermelon Records||R.S. Field, George Bradfute, Webb & the Nashvegans|
|1996||Acres of Suede||Watermelon Records||R.S. Field and Scott Baggett|
|2005||About Time||Landslide Records||R.S. Field|
|2005||Scattered, Smothered and Covered||Varèse Sarabande||Various|
|2006||Born To Be Wilder (a.k.a. It's Live Time! / Tough It Out – Live in Concert)||Blind Pig Records/Landslide Records/DixieFrog Records||R.S.Field|
|2009||More Like Me||Blind Pig Records||Webb Wilder & Joe V. McMahan|
|2015||Mississippi Mōderne||Landslide Records||Webb Wilder, Bob Williams, Tom Comet, George Bradfute, and Joe V. McMahan|
- Paradise Park (1991)
- Corn Flicks (1992) consisted of three short films, including:
- Webb Wilder Private Eye
- Horror Hayride
- Aunt Hallie
- The Thing Called Love (1993) Ned
- Pueblo Sin Suerte (2002) Reb
- Born to be Wilder (2005) Himself
- Scattergun (2007)
- Webb Wilder Amazing B-Picture Shorts (2009)
- "Webb Wilder grew big and still wears glasses when he needs 'em". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
- Sickler, Linda. "Webb Wilder and The Beat Necks return to Savannah". Savannah Morning News. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
- Robert Gordon. "Webb Wilder Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "Webb Wilder's artist page at Blind Pig Records site". Blindpigrecords.com. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Webb Wilder.|
- The ORIGINAL Webb Wilder website
- Webb Wilder Films
- Webb Wilder on IMDb
- Complete discography from AllMusic
- Biography from the Houston Press
- The Webb Wilder Credo
- Hunter Goatley's Webb Wilder Archive
- Webb Wilder interview about Mississippi Moderne
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