When an artist of Kim Wilson's stature throws a Blue Christmas Party, you don't want to miss it!
And to make it even more special, his son Steven Taylor - a blues guitarist with a sharp band of young bluesicians - will be opening the show for his dad.
As this show is on a Wed. night, it will be a bit more family-oriented, kick off at 7:30, and end at a reasonable hour.
In between though, you can expect some of the finest music by Kim Wilson's Blues Revue, with special guests. Kim will play both Christmas songs and blues numbers while you enjoy an optional dinner - and perhaps an adult beverage.
This show has free parking, is all ages, and takes place in the comfortable PCH Blues Club with cabaret seating and reserved seats.
Here is some background:
Kim Wilson's musical journey started in Goleta, California. At 17 he began playing the harmonica. His influences included Little Walter, George “Harmonica” Smith, Lazy Lester and James Cotton. At the same time, Wilson began singing and was deeply impacted by Bobby “Blue” Bland, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rodgers and Muddy Waters.
In search of other musicians who shared his love of the blues, Wilson headed to Minneapolis. He stayed there for a year and a half, playing locally, before moving to the burgeoning music scene of Austin, Texas. It was there that he met Jimmie Vaughan and they founded the T-Birds in 1974. The band developed a reputation as a compelling live act and subsequently signed a record deal with CBS/Epic Records.
In 1979, The Fabulous Thunderbirds released their first self-titled album. Primarily blues influenced, it became a cult classic.
The album “T-Bird Rhythm” marked a creative turning point for the group as it collaborated with noted producer Nick Lowe. In 1986, The Fabulous Thunderbirds reached a commercial peak with the album, “Tuff Enuff”. The single of the same title as well as the singles “Wrap It Up” and “Look At That”, all went top 40. The song, “Tuff Enuff” was featured in the film “Gung Ho” starring Michael Keaton.
As a side project Wilson formed Kim Wilson’s Blues Revue, a traditional blues band.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to the sensational Steven Taylor, 21, whose dad is Kim Wilson from the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Totally fabulous on his own, Taylor’s new record Moving On is available on iTunes and he may have a few CD’s with him to personally autograph.
See him with his full band prior to Kim Wilson's show.