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  Fabulous Thunderbirds - Painted On

Fabulous Thunderbirds - Painted On
This is the fourteenth release from the bluesin', rockin' band with leader Kim Wilson at the forefront. Kim is by far one of the best harmonica players out on the blues scene today and with the recent addition of guitarists Nick Curran and Kirk Fletcher, I feel this is the band that best represents the traditional sounds of the T-birds. Kirk is a fabulous guitarist from the west coast who has played with legends such as Charlie Musslewhite and has his own highly regarded album entitled "Shades of Blue." Curran is an amazing vocalist/guitar player originally from Texas that achieved a WC Handy award for best new artist in 2004.


Kim Wilson - lead vocals & harmonica | Gene Taylor – piano | Jimi Bott – drums
Ronnie James Weber – bass | Kirk Fletcher – guitar | Nick Curran - guitar & vocals

Track listing:

1. Hard Knock
2. Got To Get Out
3. Two-Time Fool
4. Love Speaks Louder Than Words
5. Painted On
6. Feeling My Way Around
7. Rock Candy
8. Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line
9. Postman
10. Wild Cherry
11. You Torture Me
12. When I Am Gone

Though I enjoyed this album and consider myself to be an avid T-Birds fan, I enjoy the solo work of Kim more than the band efforts. In my opinion Kim has a more bluesy tone and plays more of the down home style that I dig. Overall, I give this album 4.15 of 5 on the stlblues.net rating scale

~ Shannon

has been busy covering the Blues scene, .if there's good Blues music to be found, she's on the scene! Member of the STLBlues Street Team

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