||John Webb McMurry
19 May 1954|
||Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
||Roots rock, rock & roll, boogie rock, rockabilly, Southern rock, Americana
||Racket Records, Landslide Records, Island Records, Zoo/Praxis/BMG, Watermelon Records, Blind Pig Records, Varèse Sarabande, DixieFrog Records
Webb Wilder, born John Webb McMurry, May 19, 1954, Hattiesburg, Mississippi is an American rock & roll singer, guitarist and actor.
The Webb Wilder character was created for a short film about a backwoods private detective who fell out of the '50s and happened to also be a musician. With his groups like The Drapes, The Beatnecks, The Nashvegans, The Ionizer. 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.
Webb Wilder appeared as actor in Peter Bogdanovich's 1993 film The Thing Called Love. Wilder has also appeared in videos by other artists such as Martina McBride and Jason & the Scorchers.
Wilder currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
|Date of Release
||It Came From Nashville
||R.S. Field for Praxis International
||It Came From Nashville (CD release)
||Town and Country
||R.S. Field, George Bradfute, Webb & the Nashvegans
||Acres of Suede
||R.S. Field and Scott Baggett
||Scattered, Smothered and Covered
||Born To Be Wilder (a.k.a. It's Live Time! / Tough It Out - Live in Concert)
||Blind Pig Records/Landslide Records/DixieFrog Records
||More Like Me
||Blind Pig Records
||Webb Wilder & Joe V. McMahan
- Paradise Park (1991)
- Corn Flicks (1992) consisted of three short films, including:
- 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)
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