Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts: News

A Taste of Southeast Kentucky - October 26, 2017

We performed at A Taste of Southeast Kentucky to benefit God's Food Pantry. It was held at the London Conmmunity Center in London, Kentucky.


Sweetwater Muscadine Festival - September 23, 2017


Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts played 2 shows at the Muscadine Festival in Sweetwater, Tennessee.

Josie Music Awards - September 17, 2017


The band walked the red carpet this past week at the 2017 Josie Awards in Nashville, where they were nominated for Artist of The Year in the Jazz/Blues category.

Nickel Plate Blues Festival - September 1, 2017


We performed for a great crowd at the Nickel Plate Blues Festival in Fishers, Indiana. 

Woodson Bend - August 26, 2017


The band had a great time performing for a very enthusiastic crowd at the Woodson Bend Resort.

High Bridge Homecoming Festival, Wilmore, KY - August 19, 2017

Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts played for a great crowd in the Pavilion at the High Bridge Homecoming Festival in Wilmore, KY. 

Acoustic Show at Crafters, Oak Ridge, TN - August 16, 2017

We played an unplugged acoustic show at Crafters in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 

Radio Show - August 14, 2017

Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts did a live radio show on WKYK FM in Somerset, KY. The 30 minute show featured interviews with all the Thunderbolts as well as a couple live cuts from the new album, Delta Time.

Lancaster Theatre/Delta Time CD Release Concert, Lancaster, KY - August 11, 2017


Phoenix Park, 4th of July - July 4, 2017

Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts played for downtown Lexington's 4th of July celebration.


State Dock Harbor Blues Fest - June 17, 2017

Lightnin' Rod & The Thunderbolts rocked the Harbor Blues Fest at the Tiki Bar at State Dock, in Jamestown, KY.20170617_211814.jpg20170617_210643.jpg

Vet Jam 2017 - June 10, 2017

Lightnin' Rod & The Thunderbolts performed at the 11th Annual Vet Jam in Glasgow, KY before Black Oak Arkansas.


Cumberland Tap - June 3, 2017

The band played to a full house at the Cumberland Tap at the beautiful Jamestown Marina in Jamestown, Kentucky.


Josie Music Awards - May 29, 2017

Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts have been nominated for a Josie Music Award for Artist of The Year in the Jazz/Blues Category. Award ceremony will be held in September at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.


Paris Crawfish Festival - May 13, 2017

The Thunderbolts recently appeared in Paris, Kentucky at the Paris Crawfish Festival.20170513_183625_resized.jpg

WDVX Blue Plate Special - October 31, 2016

The band recently had the honor to perform at WDVX Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, Tennessee. The performance performance was broadcast live and archived.IMG_1051__2_.JPG


Whitaker Bank Field Stadium - July 3, 2016

Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts performed before thousands at Whitaker Bank Field Stadium(home of the Lexington Legends), prior to a game on July 4th weekend. 



Balcony TV Video Shoot - June 4, 2016


Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts pics from Balcony TV video shoot in Newport, KY with the city of Cincinnati in the background.  Carl Verheyen, master guitarist for Supertramp was also on the bill that day.



Lightnin Rod with guitarist for Supertramp, Carl Verheyen

Old Town Grill, London, KY - May 28, 2016

Awesome night at Old Town Grill in London, Kentucky. Thank you to everyone who came out. 


Brother's BBQ - April 2, 2016

Another great night at Brother's BBQ in Danville, Kentucky! Thanks to everyone that came out! See you next time! Lightnin Rod



Brother's BBQ - February 13, 2016

We had a great show at Brother's BBQ in Danville, KY. Thanks to everyone who came out, until next time!

Lightnin Rod




Brick House Blues - February 8, 2016

Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts recently played two well-received shows at the Brick House Blues in Corbin, Kentucky.




RSS feed