Musician Kim Wilson wails with his harmonica for the Santa Barbara Blues Society

Fabulous Thunderbirds went to school locally

Kim Wilson brought his wailing harmonica sounds to the Santa Barbara Blues Society Saturday night in Santa Barbara. (John Palminteri/KEYT photo)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Kim Wilson from the Fabulous Thunderbirds put on a power packed and at times a wailing performance for the Santa Barbara Blues Society Saturday night.

The music non-profit is the oldest Blues Society in the country.

A sold out crowd filled the Carrillo Recreation Center, but there was room for sideline dancing in addition to the seats.

At intermission, Wilson came out to sign CD's and meet his fans.

He attended Dos Pueblos High School nearby in Goleta in the late '60's.

Wilson has been the voice of The Fabulous Thunderbirds for 30 years, and takes his harmonica to the limit with his performances.   

He also has an acclaimed solo career.

The opening act,  the Paradise Kings recently won the Santa Barbara Blues Society Battle of the Bands    contest and will be representing Santa Barbara in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

For more information go to :  http://sbblues.org/














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