New CD and SHIRTS Coming Soon!
The Fabulous Thunderbirds have completed work on their soon to be released cd. Stay tuned for more information on how to pre-order your copy. Several new shirts are coming too so keep checking the store for more details!
The full episode of “On Canvas” with The Fabulous Thunderbirds is now available on the WHYY network. Click HERE to watch!
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The Blues Foundation will present the 33rd Blues Music Awards on May 10, 2012 at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Performers, industry representatives and fans from around the globe gathered to celebrate the best in Blues recording and performance from 2011. Nominees
ANNAPOLIS, MD Severn Records has announced the signing of legendary American roots music band The Fabulous Thunderbirds and will release their label debut CD in early 2012. In addition to The Fabulous Thunderbirds co-founder, singer/harmonica player Kim Wilson, the band members are the brothers Moeller Johnny (guitar) and Jay (drums) – as well as Mike Keller (guitar) and Randy Bermudes (bass). Severn Records also released Johnny Moeller’s critically-acclaimed CD, BlooGaLoo, in 2010. “We are thrilled to have The Fabulous Thunderbirds as part of the Severn family and to have the opportunity to give Kim and the band’s music a home,” said Severn Records president David Earl. “Their style will fit in perfectly with what we do and we are looking forward to the first studio sessions in the creation of a new Thunderbirds album.” “I’m really excited about being a part of Severn Records,” said Kim Wilson. “We have a great rapport with David Earl and I feel at home already. The creative family atmosphere he provides is something that is very rare in any business these days.” Founded in Austin, Texas, in 1974, the Grammy-nominated Fabulous Thunderbirds have evolved over the years from the group’s original blues sound. “We started as a straight blues band,” said Kim Wilson. We now incorporate a mixture of a lot of different styles. We’re an American music band and we’re much higher energy than we were before. To be in the T-Birds, you need to understand the different styles of music and different ways of playing it. You have to be willing to adopt a more contemporary style. The guys we have now are able to do that.”SEVERN RECORDS
Fabulous Thunderbird lead singer, harmonica player, and songwriter Kim Wilson is as much a student and historian of classic blues as he is one of the world’s top harmonica players. He spends upwards of 200 nights every year on the road, playing festivals and clubs throughout the U.S., Canada, South America and Europe with his own Kim Wilson Blues All-Stars and as lead singer of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Many have called him the King of Chicago Blues harmonica. As Muddy Waters said, “Kim Wilson is the best harmonica player since Little Walter”. SKYLINE MUSIC
Hohner, the great harmonicas that Kim plays, has introduced their App for the iphone and Kim is listed in the Gallery of Greats! Get it here
Hohner Harmonica App for iphone
Read Giants of Texas Blues Guitar featuring our own Johnny Moeller in BIG CITY BLUES