The Fabulous Thunderbirds, the quintessential American band, is playing at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom on Saturday, May 17.
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For more than 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have put out a distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifesting itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up.”
Co-founder Kim Wilson still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation.
“We started as a straight blues band,” said Wilson, vocalist and harmonica player. “We now incorporate a mixture of a lot of different styles. We’re an American music band and we’re much higher energy than we were before.”
In addition to Wilson, the current Thunderbirds line-up features Jay Moeller on drums, Johnny Moeller and Mike Keller on guitar, and Randy Bermudes on bass.
“To be in the T-Birds, you need to understand the different styles of music and different ways of playing,” Wilson said. “You have to be willing to adopt a more contemporary style. The guys we have now are able to do that.”
A portion of proceeds from this event will benefit the Sacramento Blues Society’s Blues in the Schools program. Other sponsors include: Palladio Shopping Center, the California Welcome Center, Money Mailer of Folsom/El Dorado Hills, Hampton Inn and Suites in Folsom, Powerhouse Pub, Manderes Restaurant and 1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort and Spa.
This exciting show takes place at 8 p.m. at Harris Center, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30, $37 and $45 and are available at harriscenter.net.