Kim Wilson & the Fabulous Thunderbirds– Saturday, September 21 @ 7:30pm/Center Stage Series Presented by Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground
For almost 40 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band.The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles,manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid. Co-founder Kim Wilson, a four-time Grammy nominee, still spearheads the group.
For Wilson, the musical journey started at age 17 when he began playing the harmonica. In search of other musicians who shared his love of the blues, Wilson moved to the burgeoning music scene of Austin, Texas. It was there that he met Jimmie Vaughan and they founded the T-Birds in 1974. The band developed a reputation as a compelling live act and subsequently signed a record deal with CBS/Epic Records.
In 1979, The Fabulous Thunderbirds released their first self-titled album. Primarily blues influenced, it became a cult classic. In 1986, The Fabulous Thunderbirds reached a commercial peak with the album, “Tuff Enuff”. The single of the same title as well as the singles“Wrap It Up” and “Look At That”, all went top 40. The song, “Tuff Enuff” was featured in the film “Gung Ho” starring Michael Keaton.
In addition to Wilson, the current Thunderbirds line-up features Johnny Moeller on guitar, Steve Gomes on bass, Kevin Anker on keyboards, and Nico Leophonte on drums.The house will be rockin’ when the T-Birds hit the historic Calumet Theatre stage. Don’t miss it!