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Webb Wilder sounds more like himself

by Rush Evans — Webb Wilder is a man on a rock-and-roll mission, and he’s making up for lost time at Beatneck speed. Between 1986 and 1996, Wilder released five records’ worth of tight and muscular rock and roll, supporting them on the road with the band he fittingly dubbed The Beatnecks, a unit he described as “a rockin’, sockin’, twangin’ band comprised of two guitars, bass and drums, as it was in Liverpool and ever shall be.”

Backstage Pass: CCR's Stu Cook reminisces about Jackdawg

In the late ’80s, Creedence Clearwater Revival bassist Stu Cook and two members of the Doobie Brothers formed Jackdawg. A more rock-oriented animal propelled by the high-powered guitar wrangling of John McFee (Clover, Doobie Brothers), Jackdawg — also featuring the late Keith Knudsen from the Doobie Brothers — convened in 1990 to record what would become a lost album of solid, rip-roaring rockers with a Southern heart. That debut LP is only now being released.