With the Thunderbirds, everybody in that band has to cover a lot of bases musically. They’ve got to be able to play rock and roll. They’ve got to be able to play R&B and soul. They’ve got to be able to play blues. And they have to be able to do it in their own voice. With the Thunderbirds there is so much different Americana going on and maybe a lot of blending of different music, as in Blues and R&B. – Kim
We’re playing Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Maryland on March 25! BUY TICKETS
Singing is something where you go with what you have at the time. If you’re a little hoarse, you go with that. If you’re not hitting the high notes, you stay away from the high notes. You just do whatever you do to move people. – Kim
“Drowning On Dry Land” – I was sick as a dog when I sang that and we pretty much kept the whole live vocal. That was kind of surprising.
But it doesn’t surprise me that the guys are playing their asses off. I just had to get in there and match up to them. Because those guys are all great musicians and I knew that they were going to perform it. – Kim
We’re playing Friday, March 23, at the Infinity Music Hall and Bistro in Hartford, CT! BUY TICKETS
It’s not just about making a hit right now, making a few dollars right now, make a lot of dollars right now. It’s about people leaving a stamp that a lot of people are going to remember. – Kim
On March 21 we are playing the Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington DC! BUY TICKETS
Fabulous Thunderbirds Featuring Kim Wilson Perform at SPACE in Evanston, IL.
We’re very blues based. I think in the 80s we started employing some other types of music. There was always the old time rock and roll stuff a la Chuck Berry and Lonnie Brooks, who used to be Guitar Junior. Rockin’ Sidney was another one that we copped a lot of songs from. – Kim
Join us March 20 at BB King Blues Club in New York City! BUY TICKETS