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.
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.