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Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts

Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts

Blues / Blues Rock Somerset, KY  US
Black Widow
Black Widow
I-75 Highway Blues
I-75 Highway Blues
Guilty of the Blues
Guilty of the Blues
Close To You
Close To You
Bring You Back Home
Bring You Back Home


  • Album cover 1
    After The Storm Released on Oct 4, 2008
  • Thunderbolts
    All American Blues Released on Apr 1, 2004


Black Widow -- Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts



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  • BadgerStatic (Artist)
    Cool Work!
  • Eddie Ray Franks Jr (Artist)
    Eddie Ray Franks Jr
    Dropping by to show support and wish much success with your music. Have a great evening and week. Eddie Ray
  • Blabpipe (Artist)
    Sounds great!
  • Judy Vamp-Shire (The Devils Daughter) (Artist)
    Judy Vamp-Shire (The...
    So glad I found your page I was not disappointed. Bring You Back Home and I was hooked. love, Judy Shires xx
  • NOSTALGIA (Artist)
    checkout new cd release at facebook.com/nostalgia metal
  • Pat Barbara (Artist)
    Pat Barbara
    Love your rhythn, love your guitar playin, tippy tapin to your beat, Lightnin. Keep on keepin on new friend. xoxoxohughug Pat B.



Sounds Like: TOMMY CASTRO, Bob Seger, Eric Clapton

Label: Memphis Blues Records

Manager: Old Dog's Records Inc

Bio: BIO
Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts

Gold Artist Award, Grinde Award Winner, two #1 MP3 chart-toppers in two different musical genres, “Sugar & Spice” Music Video was used for the 2010 NME (First For Music News) Award Show. That is just a few of Lightnin’ Rod Wilson’s musical accomplishments.

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“What kind of “blues electricity” might one expect to be struck by, courtesy of Kentucky’s Lightnin’ Rod & the Thunderbolts? Track 06: “Livin’ in a Smokescreen” – “They want the power; they’ve got the greed. Don’t care about nothing that the people need…Politicians lie; good people die in a smokescreen.” Swinging track six is a blues rocker exposing the political fog in which we currently stumble. “You own the press; you own the schools – but you don’t even know the Golden Rule,” Rod states of so-called “public servants”. His wah-wah guitar solo coupled with Shannon Link’s perky bassline is terrific. Track 12: “Rooster in the Hen House” – The Thunderbolts go all out in this highly-danceable instrumental, as Rod struts his stuff on six-string banjo. It’s not exactly rock, blues, or country, but right in the sweet spot between all three genres. Listen closely for the popular musical refrains from “Shortnin’ Bread” & “Dixie Land".”

— Rainey Wetnight, Blues Blast Magazine

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Mar 30, 2015

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Dec 15, 2014

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