"You guys cover a lot of musical ground: Blues, rock, R&B. As someone selected by Kim, what makes for a good member of this band? What makes for a good Thunderbird?" Dean: That's a great question. First, you have to have a true and genuine love for all of those styles of music, even if it's not your first love. My first love was blues as a genre. I was drawn to Jimi Hendrix blues and things like that. But we all have been through our own professional journeys and we have, as Kim puts it, pedigree. We've all played with a host of very talented and powerful musicians of different types through the years. So I think we have to draw from all those experiences. And for me, it's kind of easy, because that's the way I've always done it.