Jay Allen Sanford 10 a.m., May 17
Wheeler Walker Jr.
One can only imagine the dropped jaws at mainstream Capitol Records when comedian Ben Hoffman, aka bearded shitkickin’ alter ego Wheeler Walker Jr., turned in his debut full-length, which he calls “the filthiest country album in history.” After being signed by an A&R guy who caught his act at the Bluebird Café and offered a contract, Walker worked with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson), though Redneck Shit ended up being released last year by the censorship-free Thirty Tigers label. It debuted on the PornHub site usually reserved for X-rated videos and, despite (or perhaps because of) the filth, it hit number nine on the Billboard country chart. His follow-up album Ol’ Wheeler will premiere shortly before his August 4 appearance at the House of Blues. The performance takes place in the Voodoo Room.
- When: Friday, August 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
- Cost: $18 - $20