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Jimmie Vaughan

When it comes to the blues today, there are a handful of guiding lights to make sure the music stays true to its powerful source. The sound of pleasure and pain that first sparked musicians to create such a sound is a force that can never be underestimated. The mojo has to be there. For Jimmie Vaughan, he's dedicated his life to making sure the blues not only stays alive, but remains full of life and an inspiration to all who listen. It's a spirit he holds close to him, and for over 50 years of holding the blues close inside him, Vaughan isn't about to stop now. Jimmie Vaughan's new album, BABY, PLEASE COME HOME, is a rolling and righteous celebration of everything the blues can be

Live From New York: Meredith Monk, Will Mason & The Fabulous Thunderbirds

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Meredith Monk
Brooklyn Academy Of Music
March 18, 2018

The multivalent Meredith Monk gave the world premiere of her Cellular Songs work at BAM over five days. Your scribe, burdened by a heavy rotation of electronic seances, live soundtrack silent movies and late night jazz jointing, opted for the Sunday ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kim Wilson: Blues and Boogie Vol. 1

Read "Blues and Boogie Vol. 1" reviewed by Doug Collette

Spearheaded by this long-time linchpin of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, on Blues and Boogie Vol. 1, a group of musicians as versatile as they are empathetic tackles classics from Little Walter, Elmore James and others. Kim Wilson and the ensemble not only display innate knowledge of its roots, but that elusive joy derived from actively honoring same. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live From Birmingham: The Manchester Camerata Orchestra, The Gloaming & Kirk Fletcher

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The Godfather, with live accompaniment by The Manchester Camerata Orchestra
Symphony Hall
September 16, 2016

There seems to be a growing tendency for talkie screenings with live musical scoring. Back in the day, it was only silent movies that received the fleshly musician treatment. Current digital technology makes it easier ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

The Fabulous Thunderbirds' Kim Wilson Demands Rush Limbaugh Stop Using His Music

The Fabulous Thunderbirds' Kim Wilson Demands Rush Limbaugh Stop Using His Music

The Fabulous Thunderbirds' lead singer Kim Wilson has officially demanded that Rush Limbaugh cease and desist broadcast of any music written, recorded or published by Kim and his band in any context related to or concerning any radio or television broadcast of, by or about Rush Limbaugh. Kim Wilson's memo was issued on Tuesday, March 6 to Clear Channel Communications, Premiere ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Fabulous Thunderbirds / Dickey Betts: Westbury, NY, July 10, 2010

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The Fabulous Thunderbirds / Dickey Betts & Great Southern
NYCB Theater at Westbury
Westbury, New York
July 10, 2011

On a pleasant Sunday evening, the crowd outside the NYCB Theater in Westbury was happily buzzing and chattering in anticipation of the boogie-woogie blues and southern rock extravaganza they were about ...