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Kim Wilson delivers a blues smackdown in the KPLU studios

Blues singer and harmonica player, Kim Wilson, thinks it’s very healthy for people to drop their emotional guard every now and then and let themselves get smacked around by a great blues performance. 

And he should know.  He’s been doing a fair amount of the smacking for almost 40 years with his bands, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and (more recently) The Kim Wilson Blues All-Stars. 

In this studio session, Wilson goes three rounds with blues, accompanied by two of his All-Stars; guitarist, Kirk Fletcher and pianist, Barrelhouse Chuck. 

They go toe-to-toe with two old blues classics, "Bad Boy" by Eddie Taylor, and "That's Alright" by Jimmy Rogers. They then deliver the knockout punch with one of those spontaneous jams that just seem to happen when three talented friends are having a ball playing the blues together.

You can watch and listen to the entire performance above!

Justin joined KNKX in 2009 as the station's first Multimedia Manager. In this role, Justin helped to produce multimedia content, and implement systems and procedures in efforts to transform KNKX from a traditional broadcast station into a multi-platform media organization.
Nick began working at KNKX as a program host in the late 1980’s and, with the exception of a relatively brief hiatus, has been with the station ever since. Along with his work as a Midday Jazz host, Nick worked for several years as KNKX’s Music Director. He is now the station’s Production Manager and also serves as a fill-in host on KNKX’s jazz and blues programs.