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Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts / Press

“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

"After the Storm" by Lightnin Rod and The Thunderbolts is true classic blues gem. From front to back the album just screams old school blues with amazing licks, strutting bass lines and beats that swagger. It definitely features a full sound with great female backing vocals and sultry saxophone work thrown into the mix. The album comes out of the gates strong with "Close To You," a track that encompasses each and every element of the bands frill-less sound and concept. "Bring you back Home" opens with a wicked guitar intro, gritty vocals and great female back up vocals. The standout track on this album has to be "Narcissistic Fool", which features a slick guitar riff, a fantastic plucky bass line and great sax accents. If you are a fan of artists like JJ Cale, Eric Clapton or BB King this is a must pick up. It stands alone as a truly Professional sounding album with some very well written songs and a very talented band to boot.

Ross - RadioIndy
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