Posted by Patrick J. McKenna on July 05, 2001 at 16:56:08:
In Reply to: Kim Wilson &Fabulous Thunderbirds posted by Bluzharper on June 30, 2001 at 03:47:46:
: Had the pleasure of catching their show last night in Toledo, Ohio, it was a hell of a good one. I talked with Kim Wilson briefly and also with Kid Ramos. The band flew in for the show, the stage gear was all rented. Kid Ramos was playing his Mary-Kay Strat thru two Vox AC-30 amps while Kim Wilson was blowing Harp thru two stock Fender Blues Deluxe amps, so much for boutique amps and retubing. The band made the best of the 90 deg temp and humidity. I was somewhat disappointed that Kim didnt play more Harmonica, but what he played was awesome. I cant say Ive ever seen a mic like his before, its the same one he uses on the One Night In L.A. DVD. Kid Ramos came close to stealing the show with his guitar prowess. The sound he gets from that twin Vox set up is amazing. Gene Taylor on key boards was laying down the boogie woogie and right in the pocket. The show was a free Citi-Fest event. After the show I caught the Motor City Sheiks at a local Blues Joint and got called up to sit in on a couple of tunes. The harp player for the Sheiks also uses a stock Blues Deluxe amp. These are two of the best harp players Ive heard, what a great night of Blues...
Kim Wilson sure plays an awesome killer harp. However, if his performance doesn't include his wild version of "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White," I'd be extremely disappointed! A fellow harp player shared a tape with that song. I was so blown away that I made learning that song a hi-
priority matter. Later I found out the chord changes by looking at a fake-book at a book shop.
Someday, I hope to dazzle the crowd with "my version" of this classic!
Wishing you success in your endeavors.
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