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Kim Wilson (born 6 January 1951) is an American blues singer and harmonica player. He is best known as the lead vocalist and front man for The Fabulous Thunderbirds on two hit songs of the 1980s; "Tuff Enuff" and "Wrap It Up."

Career
Wilson was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1951, but he grew up in Goleta, California, where he sometimes went by the stage name of "Goleta Slim." He started with the blues in the late 1960s and was tutored by people like George "Harmonica" Smith, Luther Tucker and Pee Wee Crayton, and was influenced by swamp blues harmonica players like Slim Harpo and Lazy Lester. Before he moved to Austin, Texas in 1974, he was the leader of a band in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In Austin he formed The Fabulous Thunderbirds with guitarist Jimmie Vaughan.

Wilson continues to perform up to 300 concert dates per year at blues music festivals and clubs in North America and Europe, both as leader of The Fabulous Thunderbirds and with the Kim Wilson Blues Revue.

His powerful style of blues harp playing has been described as "loaded with the textures of a full-blown horn section.

Kim Wilson