Singer / Songwriter / Storyteller. I play original music mostly for adults and I make people laugh, occasionally I can make them think as well. Regardless, they are entertained.
What is a Bigdumbhick? That would be me, Jeff Wall, a 56 year old, 6’7”, 300lb+ hillbilly musician living in NC. While i prefer to play my original songs, I can play covers if requested. Those covers, whether they be 70's era Rock, Punk, Country, or Bluegrass are going to have a country twist to them though.
"He's one of a kind. His show combines a deceptively simple homespun delivery, with humor hilarious and dark."
Price Range: $50-$100 an hour. Normal show is 2 hours.
Jeff Wall is the Bigdumbhick, a solo acoustic singer/songwriter/storyteller from Winston-Salem, North Carolina
At 6’7” and around 340lbs, it is easy to understand the “Big” part. The “Dumb” part is easy too. He just looks dumb. Big and dumb, like Lennie Small with a guitar in his hands… but he knows who Lennie Small is and you’re probably going to have to look it up, so maybe he’s not as dumb as he looks.
Originally from Middle Tennessee, He left at 18 to go into the Navy, where he would spend the next 20 years sitting on his ass, smoking cigarettes, and occasionally being allowed to blow stuff up. He's lived all over the US, travelled the world, and has met, broken bread, and played music with people from all different points of the political, religious, and social spectrum. He’s done an awful lot of reading and he’s not nearly as “Hick” as he portrays himself to be.
In his mid-50s, he decided that due to current strength of the music business, that this would be the perfect time to embark upon a career as a Singer/Songwriter, what with there being such an overwhelming demand for old, fat, gray-haired, grumpy, hillbilly singer-songwriters… Ok, maybe he’s earned the “Dumb” part honestly.
He’s actually an impressive songwriter. His music has a groove, and like him, his songs are often strange and unique. One moment he will having you laughing with tears rolling down your face, with such songs as “Love Everybody and Don’t Be a Dick”, “Battery Operated Boyfriend”, and “Erectile Dysfunction Blues”, then he will turn around and kick you right in the feels with a song about being mentally ill and homeless “Drinking Whisky”, impending suicide “Out Here on the Ledge” or the loss of a spouse “Ravens and Crows”
What you see is what you get. There's no pretense, no posturing, no bullshit. Well, maybe a little bullshit, but he’s real. He is what he is and he ain’t ashamed of it. He’s a powerful performer and is well worth checking out.
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