Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman keeps it bluesy

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Kim Wilson – Lookin’ For Trouble

Though the Fabulous Thunderbird’s ’80s hits veered close to ZZ Top territory, the band’s live show has always been an old-school blues revue nonpareil. T-Birds singer/harmonica man Kim Wilson’s solo career has continued in that vein, and Lookin’ For Trouble is steeped in the tradition, from Chicago blues to New Orleans R&B flavouring. Wilson moves the clock forward by including a fair amount of original material, but renderings of gems by old masters such as Jimmy Rogers, Snooky Pryor, and Willie Dixon lend the proceedings the timeless quality that blues connoisseurs demand.