NASHVILLE, TN – Landslide Records is proud to announce a September 25th release date for Mississippi Moderne, the all new album from veteran roots rocker, Webb Wilder. A 2011 inductee into the Mississippi Musicians Hall Of Fame, Wilder has crafted a lively recording that pays homage to his home state through a striking set of originals, coupled with distinctive cover renditions that stretch from tunes by the Kinks to Charlie Rich and Jimmy Reed. Given superb backing from his highly accomplished and longtime bandmates, the Beatnecks (Tom Comet, bass, Bob Williams, guitar, and Jimmy Lester, drums), Mississippi Moderne captures the full flavor of Wilder’s raucous style, based on his singular baritone vocal delivery, solid guitar, a tight, punchy rhythmic foundation and some surprising touches of the heart added in as well.
Tracked at Studio 19 (originally Scotty Moore’s Music City Recorders) in Nashville and produced by Wilder, Tom Comet, Bob Williams and Joe McMahan, Mississippi Moderne represents the first new Webb Wilder album since 2009, and it shows that the man has, without question, furthered his charismatic singing style while maintaining a strong group of musicians who are well-schooled in cranking out Wilder’s unique brand of energized rock and roll music. The package also showcases Wilder’s compelling ability to write catchy melodies and lyrics, either on his own or with notable co-writers Dan Penn, John Hadley and Patrick Sweany.
The Hattiesburg, Mississippi, native first hit nationally in 1986 with the now iconic classic, It Came from Nashville, and ever since he has confounded a slew of fans and critics attempting to define and categorize his style. As 20th Century Guitar Magazine noted, Wilder is “a master at scrambling the sounds, songs and threads of country, blues, British rock, rockabilly, and the freedom and emotion of soul music.” Wilder has always described his sound as simply “a roots band for rock fans and a rock band for roots fans. On Mississippi Moderne, we’ve kept some of our trademark craziness, but there’s also a lot of roots solidity and some balladry to boot.”
To celebrate Mississippi Moderne, Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks will appear in Nashville on September 25th for a CD release party at the Basement East. On September 30 in Franklin, Tennessee, Webb will perform as part of a Music City Roots Benefit Concert for Tommy Womack that also includes Jason & the Scorchers, Todd Snider and Will Kimbrough & Friends at the Factory (www.musiccityroots.com). And on September 28 at 7:00 PM Central Time, Webb will be the featured interview guest on the Roots Radio Hour, streaming live on the Music City Roots app and WHPY 94.5 Hippie Radio (www.hippieradio945.com).
In addition, a full slate of bookings in the United States and overseas will follow that feature Webb Wilder in both a solo setting (including shows as special guest for Dave & Phil Alvin) as well as full-out band shows with the dynamic Beatnecks.
To download a hi-res color photo of Webb Wilder (credit: Harry Simpson), click on this link: http://www.markpuccimedia.com/Webb-Wilder.jpg
For more information, visit www.landsliderecords.com and www.webbwilder.com
Webb Wilder Tour Dates
Saturday, 8/29: Woodhouse Concerts, St. Louis MO (full band)
Sunday, 8/30: Lafayette’s Music Room, Memphis TN (full band)
Friday, 9/25: The Basement East, Nashville TN (full band)
Tuesday, 9/29: Cypress Moon Studios, Sheffield AL (full band)
Saturday, 10/3: Public Theatre of Kentucky, Bowling Green KY (full band)
Thursday, 10/8: Thacker Mountain Radio, Oxford MS (solo)
Friday, 10/9: Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS (full band)
Saturday, 10/17: Log House Concerts, Edwardsville IL (solo)
Friday, 10/23: Straight To Ale, Huntsville AL (solo)
Wednesday, 10/28: Gene’s Beer Garden, Morgantown WV (solo, free)
Thursday, 10/29: World Cafe Live, Philadelphia PA (solo) *
Friday, 10/30: Ram’s Head Tavern, Annapolis MD (solo) *
Saturday, 10/31: The Birchmere, Alexandria VA (solo) *
Saturday, 11/14: Exit / In, Nashville TN, WEBB FEST TEN! (full band)
Saturday, 11/21: Knuckleheads, Kansas City MO (full band)
* Shows as special guest to Dave & Phil Alvin