Platinum Recording Artists, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, have been the quintessential American band for over 30 years. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such Billboard Top 40 barnburner Hits as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up”. Co-founder Kim Wilson, vocalist and harmonica player, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation. And this year his solo album “Take Me Back” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
The T-Birds are known for their peerless musicianship and devotion to the sounds of Blues, R & B and Rock n’ Roll. Wilson says, “We started as a straight blues band….We now incorporate a mixture of a lot of different styles. “The thing about the T-Birds is that we can play both blues festivals and rock venues….”We’re an American music band and we’re much higher energy than we were before.”
Four-time Grammy Nominee and nine-time Blues Music Award winner Ruthie Foster and her touring band are coming to town to take the stage with The Fabulous Thunderbirds at the Fox.
The versatile Austin, Texas-based vocal powerhouse Ruthie Foster was also honored with a Living Blues Critics’ Award for Female Blues Artist of the year. Described by Rolling Stone as “pure magic to watch and hear,” she is unquestionably one of the finest voices in roots music today, building her career and reputation over the last 25 years as one of the most formidable blues, soul and gospel vocalists and songwriter’s in the world.
She sounds . . . forthright, resilient and thoroughly at home.