Feb. 11, 2020 – Northport NY – After 17 years, Kim Wilson has rejoined M.C. Records for his upcoming and 7th solo release, Take Me Back. The recording is Kim’s first solo release in three years. Look for a late spring, worldwide release. In 2001 and 2003, M.C. Records released Smokin’ Joint & Lookin’ For Trouble, both were nominated for Grammy Awards.
For the last 17 years I have had fond memories of working with Mark Carpentieri at M. C. Records. When we met prior to the, award winning, Big Jack Johnson BBQ sessions I was very impressed with his positive productivity. He runs a tight ship and is always working very hard on your behalf. I’m looking forward to our journey on this next record and thanks for welcoming me back aboard! – Kim Wilson
Photo: Marilyn Stringer
Over the last 10 years, Kim has been the go-to harmonica man and has recorded sessions with legendary Rock musicians Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton and Mark Knopfler to name a few.
Kim Wilson has been the voice and soul of the Texas band The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He’s also an accomplished solo recording artist, and in the minds of many people, the greatest harmonica player performing today.
A California native, Wilson grew up in a musical family. His parents both sang popular standards on the radio, and he studied the trombone and guitar as a youngster before discovering the blues while a senior in high school. In 1970, he decided to drop out of college to play the blues full time, learning the ropes from such San Francisco Bay Area blues musicians as Charlie Musselwhite, John Lee Hooker and George Harmonica Smith. Kim had the chance to work with so many of his musical influences and heroes over the years including Muddy Waters, Jimmie Rogers, Big Walter Horton, Eddie Taylor, Pee Wee Crayton and Lowell Fulson. In the mid-1970s he moved to Austin, where he co-founded The Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1974.
Take Me Back is deep, authentic, and filled with the gut-wrenching blues sounds Kim has made famous for over 40 years. Recorded live in the studio and in mono, Kim delivers the blues as his heroes did in the golden age of the genre in the 1950s. Kim and his all-star band muscle through 16 tracks with some new Wilson songs and a mix of some great blues and R&B nuggets by the likes of Jimmy Rogers, Guitar Gabriel, Jimmy Nolan, Larry Williams and more.