428 – Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds – 50th Anniversary & New Album, Struck Down, Featuring Billy Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, & More (podcast)

The Fabulous Thunderbirds are an American treasure, formed in Austin, Texas in 1974, the band developed an infectious blend of blues and rock that hit pay dirt with songs like “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap it Up” from 1986. 

The group is celebrating their 50th anniversary with the release of Struck Down, their first new material in eight years.  The record features contributions from big name artists like Billy Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Keb Mo, Taj Mahal and Elvin Bishop.  The one constant over the 50 years has been powerhouse vocalist Kim Wilson. 

He tells us why he thinks this is the band’s best album to date, plus how he hooked up with the famous guests on the album. And, how he loves that this new album is available on vinyl