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Concert Photos: The Fabulous Thunderbirds at The Kent Stage

Concert Photos: The Fabulous Thunderbirds at The Kent Stage

Words and Photos by Tom Apathy

For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up”. Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation.

The current line up of Kim Wilson – lead vocals, harmonica, Johnny Moeller – guitar, Bob Welsh – piano / guitar, Rudy Albin – drums and Steve Kirsty – bass lead a rocking evening of tight raucious music highlighted by a great harmonica solo by Kim. Had the crowd on their feet.

Set list included:

My Babe (Ron Holden cover)

Love With a Feeling (Tampa Red cover)

Wrap It Up (Sam & Dave cover)

She’s Tough (Jerry “Boogie” McCain cover)

Scratch My Back (Slim Harpo cover)

Sittin Here Waiting In

Black Night (Charles Brown cover)

I’m a Good Man (If You Give Me a Chance)

Rock This Place (Jerry Lynn Williams cover)

Tough Enough

Twist of the Knife

Photos from live show at The Kent Stage in Kent, Ohio on February 4th

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