Webb Wilder

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Webb Wilder
Birth name John Webb McMurry
Born (1954-05-19)19 May 1954
Origin Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
Genres Roots rock, rock & roll, boogie rock, rockabilly, Southern rock, Americana
Occupations musician, actor
Instruments vocals, guitar
Labels Racket Records, Landslide Records, Island Records, Zoo/Praxis/BMG, Watermelon Records, Blind Pig Records, Varèse Sarabande, DixieFrog Records
Associated acts The Drapes
The Beatnecks
The Nashvegans
Website webbwilder.com

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.[1] His sound incorporated influence from Americana music as well as from the British Invasion.[2]

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.

Discography[edit]

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

Filmography[edit]

  • 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)

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