Put your finger up your butt, Wheeler Walker Jr. is playing St. Pete this weekend

click to enlarge Wheeler Walker Jr. - Photo via wheelerwalkerjr/Facebook
Photo via wheelerwalkerjr/Facebook
Wheeler Walker Jr.
From Ben Hoffman’s perspective, country music is dead, and he'll prove it to you this weekend when he plays a show at St. Petersburg's Jannus Live on Sunday, June 26.

Hoffman's musical alter ego, Wheeler Walker Jr. is in no way a salute to Toby Keith or Kenny Chesney, but rather a personified lament that they just don’t make ‘em like Emmylou Harris or Waylon Jennings anymore.

If Wheeler hadn’t been a character, his insanely profane and non-PC lyrics would have gotten him canceled years ago. Luckily, most everyone knows that Hoffman—whose alter ego has a new album out, entitled Sex, Drugs, and Country Music—doesn’t actually mean anything when he asks you to stick a finger up his butt.
Best leave the kiddos at home, no matter how much they giggle at Wheeler’s lyrics.

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Josh Bradley

Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.
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