Blues singer, harmonica player Kim Wilson at Big Cities Feb. 11

From press release

Blues singer and harmonica player extraordinaire Kim Wilson will appear in Rockford Thursday, Feb. 11, backed by his All-Star Blues Revue. The show will start at 8 p.m. at Big Cities Lounge. The show is sponsored by the Crossroads Blues Society. Wilson was a founding member of the great Texas band The Fabulous Thunderbirds, a group that included Jimmie Vaughan on guitar. The band was extremely popular in the í80s, scoring hits with “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up.” Wilson continues to tour with the latest version of the T-Birds, tearing up blues festival stages all over the world. He has also had a successful solo career, with six highly-acclaimed recordings of outstanding blues music. His All-Star band will include Billy Flynn and Little Frank Krakowski on guitar, Barrelhouse Chuck Goering on keyboards, Randy Bermudes on bass and veteran Richard Innes on drums.

Flynn has long been recognized as one of the best blues guitar players, adept at many of the electric styles. Barrelhouse Chuck studies with Chicago blues piano legends Sunnyland Slim and Little Brother Montgomery. Both musicians joined Wilson as members of the band that recorded the soundtrack to the feature film, Cadillac Records, which told the story of Chess Records.

Little Frank is a talented guitarist who has toured with the legendary Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin and Lazy Lester. Bermudes is the bass player for the T-Birds. Innes is considered one of the masters of blues drummers, formerly a member of Rod Piazza’s band and now a member of the Mannish Boys.

Advance tickets are on sale for $15- available at Big Cities Lounge, 905 E. State St., Rockfordóor can be ordered through Mark Thompson by calling (414) 416-1884 or e-mailing at Tickets will be $20 the day of the show.

From the Feb. 10-16, 2010 issue

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