AMA Presents: Join Webb Wilder and his guests Bill Lloyd and Will Kimbrough for an Intimate Night of Music
The Bluebird Cafe
Fri, Sep 14 6:00 pm
Webb Wilder: "Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard, grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em." With this fearless credo, Webb Wilder has been playing his own brand of country-accented, retro-styled rock & roll since the '80s, and created a tongue-in-cheek but larger-than-life persona to go along with it. Webb Wilder was born John McMurry in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on May 19, 1954. His aunt, Lillian McMurry, was a co-founder of Trumpet Records, a short-lived but influential label that released seminal sides by Elmore James, Little Milton, and Sonny Boy Williamson II. John inherited her taste for classic blues, R&B, and country sounds as well as soaking up the influences of the British Invasion bands that were dominating the airwaves as he came of age. Bill Lloyd: Bill Lloyd is a Nashville based songwriter, musician, recording artist and producer who is most often remembered as half of the late ‘80’s RCA country-rock duo, Foster and Lloyd. Lloyd’s diverse musical activities include working as a producer (ranging from Carl Perkins to MTV reality show indie-rockers, The Secret), a session player (from Brit-pop icons like Ray Davies of The Kinks and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze to country legends like Buck Owens and Steve Earle), a sideman (Poco, Marshall Crenshaw and with Cheap Trick when they perform The Beatles Sgt. Pepper with orchestra) and as a songwriter (with songs cut by Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Keith Anderson, Hootie and the Blowfish and many more). Will Kimbrough: Will Kimbrough plays a lot of music. As an Alabama native living in Nashville, he zig zags the world singing songs and playing guitars, often solo, but also in many other collaborations. When not touring Will spends his days writing songs, producing artists, recording music in a studio, being creative with band members and spending time with his family. As Will heads into 2018 he is very excited to wrap up a new solo recording, “I like it Down Here.” It will be his 9th solo release since 2000. His two most recent releases were an album of duets with Brigitte DeMeyer in 2017, called “Mockingbird Soul,” and the just out “Daddy Let’s Do This!”, Daddy’s Third album (with Tommy Womack), soon to be in full distribution. Other collaborations include Alabama power group Willie Sugarcapps.