Webb Wilder, the “Last of the Real Men” and a 40-year veteran of rock and roll, brings his gonzo wit and grit to Thacker Mountain Radio Hour this Thursday, April, 20 at 6 pm at The Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Admission is free. The show is hosted by Jim Dees and Thacker house band, the Yalobushwhackers.
Doors at 5:30 pm. Refreshments available.
Along with Wilder, guests will include New Orleans songwriter, Lynn Drury plus author Frank Bill.
Bill’s novel, Back to the Dirt, is a Larry Brown-esque tale of blue-collar Vietnam vets wreaking murder and peckerwood mayhem over steroids and strippers in Appalachia.
Webb Wilder can be heard regularly on his radio show, Afternoons with Webb Wilder, Mon-Thur on WMOT (Middle Tennessee) Roots Radio.
Wilder’s long and varied career has also included film work. He starred in cult movie classics featuring the character, “Webb Wilder, Private Eye,” co-created by his old pal R.S. Field.
These days, Wilder says he is a purveyor of both kinds of music, rock AND roll.
“Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard, grow big, wear glasses if you need ’em.”
With this fearless credo, Webb Wilder has been playing his own brand of country-accented, retro-styled rock & roll since the 1980s, and created a tongue-in-cheek but larger-than-life persona to go along with it.
His most recent releases are the single, New Day, and the 2020 album, Night Without Love.
Don’t miss this one-of-a kind showman in a rare Oxford appearance! Wear glasses if you need em!