Webb Wilder & the Beatnecks, David Quinn
Doors open at 7 pm.
WEBB WILDER: Before there were Kings of Leon, Keys of Black or Whites of Jack in Nashville, there was Webb Wilder.
Rock 'n' roll, from Nashville. Formed from Mississippi mud, tinged with British mod. Bruised by the blues. Baptized by Buck and Chuck. Psychiatric psycho-rootsy. Sizzling, glistening, uneasy listening. As it has been for three decades, it is now and ever shall be.
Mississippi Moderne. Pronounce it however you like, but Webb pronounces it "Moe-durn." Hybridized and improvised.
"I hate to use the word 'mature,'" Webb says. And so we shall not.
Born more than 60 years ago in Hattiesburg, Webb Wilder is not mature. He is the last of the full-grown men, and the last of the boarding house people. He is a unique presence among the peasants. He is a force for good, and a friend to animals.
"It's a journey, and one thing I've learned about myself is that I haven't grown up," Webb says. "The good news is, I'm a musician. The bad news is, I'm a musician."
DAVID QUINN: David Quinn got his start playing drums around Chicago which lead straight onto touring with other bands across the country. In a large wandering sabbatical toward the west coast, he wrote and recorded his own work while traveling through the passing trees and winding elevations. Even with his love of the brisk mountain desert heat, his kindred roots brought him back to the Midwest, eventually landing him back in Chicago. Armed with a large catalog of singles, he connected with the revered Andrija Tokic of Alabama Shakes, Luke Bell, and The Deslondes at Bomb Shelter Studios and gathered key players to create his first LP, “Wandering Fool.” In June 2018, Quinn joined Dave Roe, Johnny Cash’s bassis; Jimmy Lester, drummer for Billy Joe Shaver and Micah Hulscher, keyboardist for Margo Price, down in Nashville to create this twangy masterpiece. Blending these iconic musicians with his Midwest cosmic-country style has shaped this first studio album into a unique twist on dreamy classic country. This grassy trail of a story turned studio album, is set to launch in 2019 with a handful of singles releasing up until the spring premiere.