The Drop: Webb Wilder


Long before there was Kings of Leon, the Black Keys or Jack White in Music City there was a riddle spewing prophet of roots rock & roll; a bluesy blast of baritone bombast, equally versed in two glorious worlds: rock and roll. Webb Wilder is a force on tour and a tour de force. He is the last of the Full Grown Men and Roots Rock Royalty. Hardly a purist, Wilder has described the music he makes as, "rock for roots fans and roots for rock fans." His 10 albums have solidified his reputation as one of roots rock's truest voices. His engaging personality led him to become one of America's first Satellite DJs on XM Radio. His most recent album, Mississippi Moderne, is a terrific set of distinctive originals coupled with creative cover renditions that stretch from tunes by Otis Rush to Charlie Rich to Jimmy Reed. The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame inductee Webb Wilder to the Clive Davis Theater, as part of the Americana Series, for an intimate conversation on his career and latest album, Mississippi Moderne, followed by a special performance. The evening will be hosted by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.