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Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts

Rank #1 US Somerset, KY Blues / Blues Rock


Sounds Like: TOMMY CASTRO, Bob Seger, Eric Clapton

Label: Lightning Bolt Records

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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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“Some people close to singer and guitarist Lightnin’ Rod describe this artist and his music as a perfect mixture of Eric Clapton, Bob Seger and Muddy Waters. True or not, what is certainly evident is Rods music has been influenced by Howlin’ Wolf and Stevie Ray Vaughn, together with seventies British pop music but over all, his style is deeply rooted in black music. Lightnin’ Rod Wilson walks up and down his guitar neck showing an amazing technique and sound that will certainly convince the most reluctant experienced listeners, not only by his fine guitar skills but also by his convincing effective phrasing present along the whole cd. To round it up, The Thunderbolts really know what they are doing and display a cool compact sound, with a very professional amazing technique on a passionate honest performing. In short words, we are facing a totally convincing work, done with great taste and care. GREAT.”
— Vicente Zumel, La Hora Del Blues 96.6 FM Barcelona Spain
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  • Album cover 1
    After The Storm Released on Oct 4, 2008
  • Thunderbolts
    All American Blues Released on Apr 1, 2004


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  • Sat

    Sep 13

    Somerset, KY, US | 2:00pm
    Lake Cumberland Blues Soci...
    Somerset, KY, US
    Sat Sep 13 2:00pm


    Come and enjoy a great day of Blues, Barbeque along with Artists who will be displaying their art.

  • Sat

    Aug 16

    La Porte, IN, US | 4:00pm
    LaPorte Blues Festival
    La Porte, IN, US
    Sat Aug 16 4:00pm


    Performance at Indiana's prestigious LaPorte Blues Festival

  • Sat

    Aug 9

    Somerset, KY, US | 7:00pm
    Somerset Sunset Serenade
    Somerset, KY, US
    Sat Aug 09 7:00pm


    This event is produced and promoted by Clear Channel-Lake Cumberland! We will not charge an admission, but will ask that you donate whatever amount you can afford for each charity...be it $1 or $5 or $50. If you can't donate anything...you can still attend and enjoy the evening with your family and friends. We will have restroom facilities (porta potties) and a couple of very select vendors. If you choose, you may bring a picnic basket or stop by a local restaurant and enjoy your meal at the Plaza! You will need to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating...and if you don't mind, we'd like to ask you bring a trash bag so you can pick up after yourself.

  • 2014

    May 17

    Adrian, MI, US | 8:00pm
    Adrian Eagles
    Adrian, MI, US
    Sat May 17 8:00pm
  • 2014

    Apr 28

    Somerset, KY, US | 3:00pm
    Somerset Community College
    Somerset, KY, US
    Mon Apr 28 3:00pm
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  • BadgerStatic (Artist) BadgerStatic
    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) Blabpipe
    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
    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.
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