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The Fabulous Thunderbirds play Niagara Falls July 6

by jmaloni
Mon, Jun 11th 2012 05:15 pm

The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson will playing at the Bear's Den Showroom, at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls, at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 6.

For more than 30 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 via such barnburners as "Tuff Enuff" and "Wrap It Up."

Founding member Kim Wilson spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation.

"We started as a straight blues band." vocalist and harmonica player Wilson says. "We now incorporate a mixture of a lot of different styles. We're an American music band and we're higher energy than ever before."

The Fabulous Thunderbirds features Jay Moeller on drums, Johnny Moeller and Mike Keller on guitar, and Randy Bermudes on bass.

Wilson's musical talents have garnered him multiple blues awards and Grammy nominations. The Blues Foundation 2008 Blues Music Awards named Wilson top instrumentalist in the harmonica category. In 2006, he was named "Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year," and "Lookin' for Trouble!" was named Blues Song of the Year in 2004.

Wilson has contributed to the work of many other great artists, such as the legendary Muddy Waters (who called him his "son"), contemporary artist Bonnie Raitt, guitar legends Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan, and to Martin Scorsese's movie "The Blues."

With his current movie project "Cadillac Records," Wilson continues to focus on the music he loves.

With more than 20 albums recorded and millions sold, Wilson and The Fabulous Thunderbirds tour the world performing their own unique style of music. Ranging from pop anthems such as "Powerful Stuff," which was featured in the Tom Cruise movie "Cocktail," to the low down blues of "Chicago," this brand of honest music brings fans back time and again.

Having shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, Carlos Santana and blues legends BB King and Buddy Guy, The Fabulous Thunderbirds continue to tour Europe and the North America, bringing more great music to their fans worldwide.

All ages welcome for the Niagara Fall show, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets range between $40 and $55. For more information, call 716-299-1100 or 1-877-8SENECA (73-6322).

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