WEBB WILDER, LAST OF THE FULL GROWN MEN Book e-Book & Audiobook
WEBB WILDER, LAST OF THE FULL GROWN MEN Book e-Book & Audiobook
Webb Wilder, Last of the Full Grown Men is faithful to the private-eye detective / Film Noir visions of the 1940's and 1950's, but set in the pop culture world of today. Webb Wilder, as a detective, is a semi-urban hero dealing with characters that are bigger than life and twice as impossible. Webb gets dragged, suckered, or voluntarily dives into situations that seem incredible at first, but logic and luck win out in the end. With all of this intrigue, dark images and unique casting, "Webb Wilder, Last of the Full Grown Men" is also very funny. Consider if Raymond Chandler had written Philip Marlowe for Mayberry’s Andy Griffith.
RADIO • World Premiere Nov. 30th & Dec. 7th!
"Mole Men" is the case story. It will air in two parts of one-hour each part. Guest Stars play characters in the show. The show is driven by an original smoky Ultra-Lounge soundtrack along with Guest Star performances of Sputnik era Easy Listening.
BOOK • E-BOOK • AUDIOBOOK • Out Now!
If you like the radio special, you'll love the book! It not only includes "Mole Men" but also includes Webb's next adventure, "The Doll." And if that wasn't enough, it also offers a sneak peek into Webb's third tall tale, "Psychotronic Serenade."
Co-Creator • Executive Producer
as Webb Wilder
The Webb Wilder character was originally created in 1981 for the short comedy film, "Webb Wilder Private Eye." The film was a hit on USA Network’s” Night Flight.”
Webb is also well known as an electrifying performer, creating straight-ahead rock & roll with surf guitar of the Ventures and twang of Duane Eddy, drawing on the feel of blues, R&B, country/rockabilly and film noir. His sound also incorporates influence from Americana music as well as from the British Invasion.
Webb has been signed to major labels and worked with independent labels. He has hosted a radio show for Sirius Radio, appeared as an actor in Peter Bogdanovich's 1993 film The Thing Called Love and is currently the afternoon-shift disc jockey for radio station WMOT-FM.
Co-Creator • Co-Writer • Executive Producer
as Wendel "Wormy" Worsham
With over one hundred characters buzzing around in his head, Shane Caldwell is a man ahead of his mind. Shane first developed his comic characters on The Sylvan Brothers Comedy Hour. His frequent skewering of entertainment personalities brought about a cult following with everyone from the Judds, Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris to Bob Dylan and Metallica.
Shane next starred in his own late night show, “Cuts” where he won an Emmy and Iris award. He has also starred in a Super Bowl commercial, co-starred with Ray Stevens in the feature film “Get Serious,” won numerous international film festival awards for his work in a series of Hard Rock Cafe commercials, worked as co-writer and co-star with Jeff Foxworthy, and is currently producing highly rated shows for cable network CMT.
Co-Creator • Co-Writer • Executive Producer • Producer • Director • Editor
Emmy Award winning Steve Boyle has created music television productions for a wide variety of recording artists – from classic rock stars such as The Beach Boys, Don McLean, and Grand Funk Railroad to classic country artists such as Garth Brooks, Alabama, Eddie Rabbitt and John Anderson. Steve's work as producer, director, writer, editor has aired on ABC, CBS, NBC, MTV, CMT, HBO, BBC, and ITV.
Steve has received over 60 regional, national and international awards for his work in television, including Emmys, Addys and dozens of international film festival awards, including GOLD at the 2020 Houston International Film Festival and Official Selection at the 2020 Moscow International Short Film Festival. He has also been in the running for Nashville’s CMA Music Video Director of the Year, three years in a row.
as Dusty Norris
You know him as Goober from the Andy Griffith Show, but he’s more than just your average corner gas station mechanic. This Jasper, Alabama native is a graduate from the prestigious American Theatre Wing in New York City. George Lindsey’s fame rose quickly as he co-starred in Broadway musical hits’ “All American” (written by Mel Brooks) and “Wonderful Town.” By 1962, George travelled to Hollywood where he made his mark on some of the best of television’s golden age. The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Gunsmoke, Daniel Boone, The Rifleman, Death Valley Days, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea are just some of the classic television shows in George’s acting kit. 1965 brought George the role that was to make him the idol of youth and friend to every working man: Mayberry’s Goober Pile. George played Goober from 1965 to 1971. He then continued his guest starring roles in 1970s classics like M*A*S*H, CHiPS, Fantasy Island, Flo, Laugh-In, Love American Style, NewsRadio and had an amazing 22-year stint on Hee Haw. While in Hollywood, George also starred in feature films such as Ensign Pulver and played an array of voices in Disney films, The Aristocats, Robin Hood and The Rescuers. George has also released a book of his life and times entitled, “Goober In A Nut Shell” on Avon Books.
as Thelma Newby
With two Grammy awards, eleven albums and CMA and ACM awards, Kathy Mattea is one of the top stars in Country Music. Originally from West Virginia, Kathy moved to Nashville in 1978 to try and make it big in the music biz. After working the struggling artist’s litany of Music City day jobs, including work as a waitress, a demo singer and a stint as a tour guide, Kathy made the leap onto the Country Music charts when she signed to Mercury/PolyGram in 1983, earning hit songs like “Love at the Five and Dime,” “Eighteen Wheels and A Dozen Roses” and“Where’ve You Been.” Since then she has established herself as both a distinctive stylist and valuable commercial commodity with the release of seventeen albums and more than thirty charting singles. Along the way Kathy has received two Grammy’s, has won two consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year awards from the Country Music Association and has won the Top Female Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. Kathy has also leveraged her fame for social issues, raising money for the US troops, HIV/AIDS, and her 2008 album “Coal” combined her social activism with songs of coal mining. Kathy continues to tour and record and can be heard on (many) occasion on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.
as Capt. Jack McCreedy
Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Felix Cavaliere’s songs are the hallmark of a generation. Growing up in suburban New York, Felix studied classical piano before becoming the only white member of the doo-wop group the Stereos. While a student at Syracuse University, he formed another doo-wop group, the Escorts, who also included Neil Diamond. After leaving school, Felix moved to New York City where he met Dino Daneli. The two dabbled in the Las Vegas lounge scene only to have Felix return to New York and join Joey Dee and the Starliters, (the house band at the Peppermint Lounge, famous for that swinging dance craze, the Twist). By 1964, Starliters Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati and Gene Cronish left Joey Dee, enlisted Dino Daneli and started the Young Rascals. Within a year The Rascals went from playing bar rooms to stadiums with monster hits like “Good Lovin’,” “You Better Run,” “(I’ve Been) Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’,” “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Beautiful Morning” and “People Got To Be Free.” After the demise of The Rascals in the early 70s, Felix has continued as a solo artist and producer (Laura Nyro). 1997, Felix Cavaliere along with former Rascals band members was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. And 2008, Felix recorded an album with Steve Crooper "Nudge it Up a Notch," which won a Grammy award. Felix continues to record and tour on his own as well as a stint on a world tour with his pal Ringo Starras part of the Ringo Starr All Star Band.
as Lance Murdock
He hit it big with Bread. The guy owns an Oscar. And he did screen time with Frank Sinatra! Growing up in Memphis, Jimmy made the young star’s trek to Hollywood in 1962 where he quickly scored a contract with Reprise Records to release the Surfer’s classic LP Summer Holidays, and toured with surf kings the Beach Boysand Jan and Dean. He also found time to study acting as an “artist-in-development” at MGMstudios where he appeared in such films as “For Those Who Think Young” (1963) and the Sinatra directed “None But The Brave” (1964). But music was his first love. As the sixties rolled on, Jimmy turned down a membership in the Beach Boys to partner with Rob Royer and David Gates to form the powerhouse 70s Pop hit machine, Bread. With Bread hits like “It Don’t Matter To Me,” “if,” “Truckin’,” “Baby I’m-A Want You” and “The Guitar Man,”Jimmy’s talents as a singer, musician, performer, writer and producer paid off not only in hit songs, but also with an Oscar for writing the 1970 Song of the Year “For All We Know”for the film Lovers and Other Strangers(and yes, The Carpenters had a hit with that same song). After the breakup of Bread, Jimmy became a staple in Nashville as a songwriter and performer. Jimmy died of lung cancer, January 2005.
as Ruby Falls
The New York Daily News describes Jonell Mosser as “a bit like Janis Joplin covering Lyle Lovett, but it works, and how! (Four Stars!),” but this is only part of the story. Leaving her Kentucky home in the early 80s to settle in Nashville, Jonell is known as THE singer in a singer’s town. Starting out as a session singer with greats like Etta James, Wynnona, Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, Patti Smyth, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, Joan Baez, B.B. Kingand a ton of other stars, Jonell quickly set herself apart as a powerful Blues singer that could chameleon into any genre. Don Was was particularly taken by her vivacious stage personality and stunning voice, recruiting her to front his band, The New Maroons. Backing Jonell in The New Maroons was Don Was (producer to the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Elton John, etc.), Ringo Starr(The Beatles) and Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers). But playing gigs like Farm Aid and Woodstock is only part of her repertoire, Jonell is also featured on some great movie soundtracks, including John Travolta’s “Look Who’s Talking Now,” Woopie Goldberg’s “Boys On The Side” and Sandra Bullock’s “Hope Floats.” Jonell continues to record her own critically acclaimed albums and tour.
Music Director, Music Producer, Soundtrack Composer
Mastering over thirty instruments, Jim Hoke began flexing his musical muscle at the tender age of six, when he picked up a ukulele at his home in Schenectady, New York. By sixth grade he was on clarinet and copping licks from Pee Wee Hunt’s Dixieland Classics. Moving to Los Angeles in the late 70s, Jim quickly became the session sax man about town for the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Stephen Bishop, Toto, Joe Walsh, The Byrds, NRBQ as well as blues legends Jimmy Witherspoon, Big Joe Turner and Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson. By the mid 80s Jim moved to Nashville where he’s on the sessions “A” list as solo instrumentalist and musical arranger, working with artists as diverse as Emmylou Harris, Travis Tritt, Elton John, Aaron Neville, Janis Ian, Lou Rawls, Jerry Lee Lewis, Paul Rogers, Scorpions, Paul McCartney and the list goes on and on.
Graphic Artist, Book Layout
Extremely creative” and “fun to work with” are two descriptors that come to mind when anyone thinks about Elvis Wilson. But it doesn't stop there. Whether he's working on the strategy to launch a new brand or revive an established brand, he pushes himself and those around him to reach a new level of creativity. His eye for great design, photography, and cinematography ensures a level of quality that most art directors cannot match.
Sawnie R. (Trip) Aldredge, a native of Dallas, Texas, has been practicing law in Nashville, Tennessee since 1983. Concentrating his primary practice in the entertainment industry, Aldredge handles transactional matters and litigation. He is proud to serve with Webb Wilder in the Rock and Roll Justice League.
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