Moorland native rocks on with RetroTWEED; Band releases fourth CD
The title of the CD is ”No” but Moorland native Scott Webb hopes listeners will say yes to his band’s latest offering.
Now living in Jackson, Nebraska, Webb is part of a five member band called RetroTWEED that just released its fourth CD of original songs.
”It’s pretty much straight ahead original rock stuff,” he said of the CD.
It has 12 songs, some of which are about the COVID-19 pandemic. The song “No More,” Webb said, is about the politics surrounding the pandemic, while “Hold On” is about reaching out to family and friends in times of trouble.
Webb, who sings and plays keyboard, is rehearsing along with the rest of the band with the goal of playing as an opening act for concerts this summer.
His fellow members of RetroTWEED are Bryan Lynch, who sings and plays guitar; Jimmy Klemish on bass; Randy Williams on guitar; and Jesse Wipperling on drums. The other four band members are from the Sioux City area.
Long before he was recording CDs with RetroTWEED, the son of Ron and Shirley Webb was growing up in Moorland and taking piano lessons from his grandmother, Agnes Bender.
”If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be playing,” he said.
He said his grandmother worked at Jones Piano House, which was in the 1300 block of Central Avenue where H&R Block is now located.
As a teenager, he started writing songs. In 1986, he recorded a 10-song demo tape at Junior’s Motel Recording Studio near Otho.
”That was a lot of fun working on that,” he said.
He said the demo tape was released independently and he received ”the typical record company rejections.”
That tape led to a songwriting partnership between Webb and Kirk Kaufman, the owner of Junior’s Motel Recording Studio. Years later, the duo wrote a song called “Treat Me Right” which was performed by Heather Necole, a country singer.
In 1982, Webb graduated from St. Edmond High School. He first went to Morningside College in Sioux City before graduating from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska.
His day job is as a 911 dispatcher and jailer in Ponca County, Nebraska, but he has stayed active in music.
He and Lynch were members of a band called Boss Tweed, which was named after a political boss in New York City during the late 1800s.
RetroTWEED got started in 2008.
”We’re an all original band,” Webb said.
He described the RetroTWEED sound as ”kind of a mish-mash, but probably more along the lines of what classic rock used to be.”
The band released its first CD “RetroTWEED” n 2011. “Side 2” followed in 2014.
After a break, the group released “The Vault,” a compilation of songs from the first two CDs, in 2021.
The group’s previous songs include “Condensed,” “You’re Not Alone,” and “Robotic Zombies of the Day.”
He said during concerts “Robotic Zombies of the Day” is “the one everyone screams for.”
A completely different style of music is also important to Webb. He plays the organ every weekend at his local Catholic church.
Webb and his wife, Renee, have four children and five grandchildren.
To purchase a RetroTWEED CD, search for RetroTWEED on Etsy.com.