Three iconic bands will be headlining LiUNA! Bluesfest 2017, Windsor’s popular music festival. The Fabulous Thunderbirds Featuring Kim Wilson, Foghat and Stray Cat’s Slim Jim Phantom will be amongst more than 30 bands for this year’s three-day festival.
For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up”. Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation. They perform on Friday, July 14 at 9:10pm.
Formed in 1971 when Lonesome Dave Peverett and Roger Earl left the British blues-rock band, Savoy Brown, Foghat has earned eight Gold records, one Platinum record and one Double-Platinum record. And they continue to release new music every few years. They have never stopped touring and recording although there have been several ups and downs and changes over the years. They sadly lost Lonesome Dave Peverett in 2000 and Rod Price in 2005, but Roger Earl kept banging & kicking to keep Foghat’s musical legacy going. They hit the stage on Saturday, July 15 at 9:30pm.
Slim Jim Phantom has secured his place as a true rock-n-roll icon. As the legendary drummer for the Stray Cats, Phantom, alongside band mates Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker, spearheaded the neo-rockabilly movement of the early 80s. With a love for 50s rock-n-roll the Stray Cats took inspiration from that bygone era and mixed with their youthful energy and aggression produced the updated hard-edged rockabilly sound that saw them conquer London, Europe and later the U.S., gaining fans among the likes of Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Robert Plant along the way. Over 30 years and millions of record sales later and Slim Jim Phantom continues to inspire and excite audiences worldwide. Slim and his band take the stage on Sunday, July 16 at 8:00pm.
The complete line-up is expected to be released on March 22.
Tickets prices vary and are available online. Thursday – $25, Friday – $30, Saturday – $30, Sunday – $15, 3 Day Pass (Fri-Sat-Sun) – $70, 4 Day Pass (Thur-Fri-Sat-Sun) – $85