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Webb Wilder and The Beatnecks: “Nashville’s best country-on-peyote band”

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“Tom Petty for the Trailer Set: Webb Wilder and The Beatnecks Invade
Green Parrot”

Billing himself  as “The Last of the Full Grown Men”, roots-rock’s
resident weirdo  Webb Wilder leads The Beatnecks, “Nashville’s best
country-on-peyote band” onto  the
Green Parrot stage for 3 thunderous shows on Friday and Saturday,
March 14th and 15th, beginning at 10 PM, with a 5:30 P.M. “soundcheck”
on Sunday afternoon.
Sporting a rocker’s heart with a hillbilly’s soul, for over 20 years
Wilder has mined rock ‘n’ roll’s most hallowed ground  and spawned a
brand of rockabilly-juiced mayhem that has lit a creative fuse in
bands from L.A. to NYC.
Preaching roots-rock at its best, loaded with hooks, twang and power
chords, Rolling Stone Magazine  has said “Wilder flat out rocks. They
serve up potent Southern comfort.”
The Webb Wilder persona,  nurtured in his native Mississippi,
burnished in Nashville,  and skillfully crafted by Wilder, is, in a
nutshell: Webb is the coolest geek you know, a Southern gent in a
fedora, not unlike To Kill a Mockingbird’s Atticus Finch, but cast as
the leader of a band.
And then there’s The Webb Wilder Credo: Work Hard. Rock Hard. Eat
Hard. Sleep Hard. Grow Big. Wear Glasses If You Need ‘Em.
And the Credo fits the Webb Wilder sound: big-rig rock,
Southern-style, with a pop accent à la the 1960s British Invasion
A rocking raconteur on stage,  his live shows vibrate with sizzling
surf, crackling country, gutsy garage and classic Chuck Berry-styled
Vintage Guitar Magazine has said,
“If  Webb Wilder and his band are passing within 300 miles of your
town, don’t miss them!”.  Well now is your chance.
The Green Parrot Bar, you Southernmost Center for Roadhouse
Culture of All Kinds, is at the corner of Southard and Whitehead Streets, and at
For further information, call 294-6133