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Long before there were Kings of Leon, Keys of Black or Whites of Jack in Music City, there was a riddle spewing prophet of roots rock and roll, with one of its voices being Webb Wilder, who will perform at The Sound Wall in downtown Opelika on Nov. 8.
A bluesy blast of baritone bombast and equally versed in the two glorious worlds of rock and roll, Wilder is a force on tour and a tour de force.
A Hattiesburg, Mississippi native and a member of the Mississippi Music Hall of Fame, Wilder’s 1986 debut album “It Came from Nashville” was named one of the 50 Best Southern Rock Albums of All-Time by “Paste Magazine” in 2018. His engaging personality led him to become one of America’s first Satellite DJs on XM Radio. He is now the host of the Americana Countdown show on WMOT radio/Nashville as well as continuing his three-decade career as an electrifying artist on stages worldwide.
“Rolling Stone” magazine wrote in an article that “(Wilder) flat out rocks! They serve up potent Southern comfort.”
The “San Francisco Chronicle” added that with “Wilder’s obvious love of British rock and Southern roadhouse, he could be a kind of Tom Petty for the trailer set.”
Tickets are $20 each and are available for purchase now on www.eventbrite.com. For more information, visit www.thesoundwallopelika.com. The venue is located at 605 Ave. B.