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Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts

Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts

Blues / Blues Rock Somerset, KY  US




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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 Devils Daughter)
    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

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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“Rod takes lead vocals & plays all guitars & six string banjo. with his extremely smooth & well-oiled band. They present 13 original numbers that ooze sunshine filled aural delights. The mellow laidback funky guitars merge & dance with keyboards that sweetly pepper the air while in the background urging horns & violin tightly entwine, creating an undercurrent of irresistible rhythms that lifts you to your feet. Black Widow & Guilty of the Blues exemplifies the bands ability to instill & fuse the denser Chicago club guitar feel with a looser swinging, wandering saxophone led southern sound. The fluid rich, ringing guitar work of the very pleasant shuffle entitled Shufflin Sue, wonderfully conveys a hot, languid & stfling Saturday night out in the open air. The rock inflected guitar & slide work on the motorway based I-75 foot tapping lifts & gently drives the froove happily along in the best traditions of the master, Chuck Berry.”

— Blues Matters

Recent Blogs

The Excitement is Building!
Jul 8, 2015

"Best Days" #9, APD Rock Singles Chart-- 12/15/14 "Guilty Of The Blues". #9, AP... [more]

The Excitement Is Here!
Jun 2, 2015

Here are a few more reviews of Rod's music from around the world: "Top Twenty"..... [more]


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  • Video Plays +389 4,910
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