Rod’s music has been called “Bob Seger Meets Eric Clapton at Muddy Waters’ House”. But, those who try to pigeon-hole his music will be left scratching their heads. Always a blues rocker at heart, his music also has shades of soul, Motown, gospel and roots influences.
2020 Josie Music Award for "Artist of the Year", Jazz & Blues
2019 Josie Music Award 'Entertainer of the Year", Jazz, Blues, Soul
2018 Global Music Awards Silver Medal Winner for the album Delta Time.
2018 Josie Music Award Winner for Jazz/Blues Group of the Year! They were also nominated for the coveted 2018 "Entertainer of theYear" award for the band and also for Lightnin Rod as an individual. He was also nominated for 2018 Josie Music Awards for Male Artist of the Year in the Jazz/Blues/Soul Category, Song of the Year, "When I Loved You" in the Jazz/Blues Category, Album of the Year, "Delta Time", in Jazz/Bues Category.
In September of 2017 five songs from the latest album, “Delta Time”, charted in three different genres and “When I Loved You”, was the #1 downloaded song of the month for country radio.
He has shared the stage with members of the Allman Brothers, Bob Seger, The Steve Miller Band, Cher, Stevie Nicks, Steppenwolf, Chuck Berry, Robert Cray, The Temptations & Four Tops just to name a few.