The Fabulous Thunderbirds are the newest arrivals on Exclusive Radio
After performing for several years in the Austin, Texas blues scene, the band won a recording contract with Takoma/Chrysalis Records and later signed with Epic Records. Then, in 2011, they signed with Severn Records.
Their first two albums, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and What’s The Word, were released in 1979 and 1980, with Kim Wilson’s lead vocals and harmonica, Jimmie Vaughan – elder brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan – as lead guitarist and Keith Ferguson on bass guitar. Mike Buck was on drums for the first album but left the band and was replaced by Fran Christina on the second.
Both albums are now regarded as significant blues recordings. The band’s third album, Butt-Rockin’, released in 1981, took the band closer to old rhythm and blues and added additional musicians playing piano and brass.
Over the years there have been many changes of line-up, but Kim Wilson has been ever present, as the Thunderbirds’ blues style mixes Texas blues with harmonica-laced swamp blues sounds and continues to strike a chord with blues lovers everywhere.
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