Whenever Webb Wilder shows up, a party breaks out. And this time, Webb's bringing the band! That will be too much energy for one building to hold, so we're taking this one outside. On Thursday, June 27, Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks will be performing outdoors at Pebble Hill, about a half-block from our usual venue. Showtime at Pebble Hill (101 S. Debardeleben, Auburn) is 7:30, and $20 advance tickets can be found (for as long as they last) at Spicers Music, World Cup Coffee, and online at sundillamusic.com; admission at the gate will be $25. There will be free coffee, tea, water and food, and the audience is invited to bring whatever food or beverage they prefer. But NO GLASS, please!
Some are probably thinking "Webb Wilder? Didn't I see him perform at a frat party many years ago?" Maybe you did. And maybe you heard his band as he wound his way back and forth across America and Europe, or saw one of his more intimate solo shows in some listening room somewhere. Maybe you saw him on the big screen, or the small screen. Maybe you heard his music when your kids wanted the companion CDs to the Disney movie Cars. Maybe you heard his voice on any one of countless radio commercials, or as one of the very first DJs on XM Radio. It’s possible if not likely that you heard him in all of these ways, and more. Because Webb Wilder just doesn't stop; he's a force of nature.
Webb has described the music as, "Rock for Roots fans and Roots for Rock fans." The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, among others, combined R & B, Rock and Roll, Country, Blues, Pop and Rock long before Webb Wilder did, with some pretty good results. In concert, Wilder spikes the punch between songs with potent doses of rustic wit and character, incantations, and codes by which to live. But don't overlook the music, or the musicianship; GUITAR PLAYER Magazine calls Webb "a national treasure." Put it all together, and you get one of the most entertaining evenings you'll be able to stand. You definitely don't want to miss it. And if you have friends who think Sundilla sounds boring, bring them and try to stay classy while accepting their profuse apologies.