KIM WILSON'S BLUES ALL-STARS (PRIME TIME SHOW)

Southwest Musical Arts Foundation Presents

KIM WILSON'S BLUES ALL-STARS (PRIME TIME SHOW)

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK, BIG JON ATKINSON, NATHAN JAMES, RANDY BERMUDES, MARTY DODSON

Sat, December 6, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$20.00

This event is 21 and over

KIM WILSON & HIS BLUES ALL-STARS
KIM WILSON & HIS BLUES ALL-STARS
Kim Wilson (born January 6, 1951) is an American blues singer and harmonica player. He is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman for The Fabulous Thunderbirds on two hit songs of the 1980s; "Tuff Enuff", and "Wrap It Up." Wilson was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1951, but he grew up in Goleta, California, where he sometimes went by the stage name of "Goleta Slim." He started with the blues in the late 1960s and was tutored by people like Muddy Waters, Jimmie Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Albert Collins, George "Harmonica" Smith, Luther Tucker and Pee Wee Crayton and was influenced by harmonica players like Little Walter, James Cotton, Big Walter Horton, Slim Harpo and Lazy Lester. Before he moved to Austin, Texas in 1974, he was the leader of the band Aces, Straights and Shuffles in Minneapolis, Minnesota; this band released one single. In Austin he formed The Fabulous Thunderbirds with guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, and they became the house band at the blues club, Antone's, owned by Clifford Antone. Muddy Waters called Wilson, "The greatest harmonica player since Little Walter". Wilson continues to perform up to 300 concert dates per year at blues music festivals and clubs all over the world, both as leader of The Fabulous Thunderbirds and with the Kim Wilson Blues Allstars. His powerful style of blues harp playing has been described as "loaded with the textures of a full-blown horn section."
NATHAN JAMES
NATHAN JAMES
Started out as guitarist for the Blues Pharohs, then joined Billy Watson's band at age 18. Played in Johnny Dyer and Jamie Wood's bands just before joining the James Harman band and started touring at 19. Started playing solo at 22 when I was home from the road w/ Harman. Started working with Ben Hernandez in about 2001 or 2002. This has been my main gig since then, along with still working with James Harman, and Billy Watson. In between and recently have worked with Johnny Rover, Big Mo' Band, Nena Anderson, Blue Largo, Robin Henkel, Janiva Magness, Gary Primich, Hollywood Blue Flames, and Rick Holmstrom, among others.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/