What to Do Tonight: Webb Wilder

by

comment

Got a problem with the hat, boy?
  • "Got a problem with the hat, boy?"

Nearly three and a half decades ago, Webb Wilder lit out of his small Mississippi hometown and headed for the bright lights and smoky bars of Austin. In 1985, he co-founded the Beatnecks after moving to Nashville, spearheading the first wave of roots rockers and picking up a rabidly loyal fan base along the way. Wilder’s 1986 solo debut, It Came From Nashville, found inspiration in British and American rock, honky-tonk country, West Coast surf-pop, and raging hillbilly blues — a hybrid that the self-proclaimed Last of the Full Grown Men called “swampadelic.” Regardless of the label you hang on it, over the course of a quarter century and nine albums — including last year’s More Like Me — Wilder has made music designed to jumpstart your country core while radiating down to your feet. Nashville’s blow-dried pop cowboys might make more rodeo dough, but nobody has more fun onstage than Wilder. See for yourself when he plays the Winchester at 8:30 p.m., with the Sweet Roots opening. Tickets are $10. —Brian Baker

Review the show at clevescene.com/concertscene

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.