Bio

 Rod’s music has been called, “Eric Clapton meets Bob Seger 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, Rock, gospel and roots influence. 

Growing up in a small town in Southeastern Michigan with hardship, loss and sickness it was not always so. He played in local rock bands while working on songwriting and his guitar chops. 

He has shared the stage or recorded with members of The Allman Brothers, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Bob Seger, Stevie Nicks, Delbert McClinton, Robert Cray, Cher & The Temptations, just to name a few. 

His list of awards & accolades are just as impressive: 

2021 – World Songwriting Award Finalist for Best Blues song, “Homebound Blues”. 

Josie Music Award Nomination: Song of the Year, “Homebound Blues” and Guitar Player of the Year. 

2020 — “Artist of the Year”, Josie Music Awards 

2019 – “Entertainer of the Year”, Josie Music Awards 

2018 – “Blues Group of the Year”, Josie Music Awards 

Global Music Awards – Silver Medal Winner for the album, “Delta Time” 

2017 – Nominated for “Blues Artist of the Year”, Josie Music Awards 

In the month of September, “When I Loved You” was the #1 downloaded song for Country Radio. 

2009 -- Grindie Music Award for the album, “After the Storm” 

Rod and his band bring a dynamic, high energy live show to every stage they perform on.

Contact info: 

Email: lightninrod@lightnin-rod.com  517 403 7609

2020 Josie Music Award Artist of the Year

2020 Josie Music Award Artist of the Year

2020 Josie Music Award for Artist of the Year

2020 Josie Music Award for Artist of the Year