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History of Pori Jazz. International Festival Every Year in July

Festival year 2013

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

19.7.2013 >> Otava Factory

(US) One of the top blues bands in the world just keeps getting better. The new album, On The Verge, came out in the spring and leans towards soul. According to critics, musically itís more diverse than its predecessors. Some called it ďtheir best everĒ, while many noted that the leader, vocalist and master harpist Kim Wilson, is now a more mature singer than ever before. The Fabulous Thunderbirds was born in Austin, Texas, in the mid-70ís. Their tex-mex-spiced combination of tough Texas blues, melodically rolling swamp pop and lazily funky Louisiana groove stuck out in the blues scene of the time. It helped, too, that on guitar they had the late Stevie Rayís brilliant big brother Jimmie Vaughan. Soon big stars, like The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, booked The T-birds for support on their mega tours, making them known to a large audience. Even if the records didnít sell heavily, despite hits Tuff Enuff and Wrap It Up in the 80ís, in the 90ís T-birds had become a role model for countless blues-based bands around the world. Constant gigging has kept the band tight, though the personnel have changed through the years. Their current staff, with guitarists Mike Keller and Johnny Moeller, came together in 2008.

Members:
  • Wilson Kim, vocals, harmonica
  • Bermudes Randy, bass
  • Keller Mike, guitar
  • Moeller Jason, drums
  • Moeller Johnny, guitar

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