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|Birth name||John Webb McMurray|
|Born||May 19, 1954|
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.
|Genres||Roots rock, rock and roll, boogie rock, rockabilly, southern rock, country rock, surf 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 |
John Webb McMurry (born May 19, 1954), known as Webb Wilder, is an American rock & roll singer, guitarist and actor.
The Webb Wilder character was created in 1981 for a short comedy film created with friends 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.
|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 Records/Praxis International/BMG||R.S. Field|
|1993||It Came from Nashville (CD release)||Watermelon Records||R.S. Field|
|1995||Town & 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: A Webb Wilder Overview [compilation]||Varèse Sarabande||Various|
|2006||Tough It Out! (Live in Concert) (also released as It's Live Time! and Born to Be Wilder)||Landslide Records/DixieFrog Records/Blind Pig 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|
|2018||Powerful Stuff!||Landslide Records||Various|
|2020||Night Without Love||Landslide Records||Webb Wilder|
- 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 March 6, 2019.
- Sickler, Linda. "Webb Wilder and The Beat Necks return to Savannah". Savannah Morning News. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
- Robert Gordon. "Webb Wilder Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
- "Webb Wilder's artist page at Blind Pig Records site". Blindpigrecords.com. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Webb Wilder.|
- The ORIGINAL Webb Wilder website
- Webb Wilder Films
- Webb Wilder at 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