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The Stonebridge Summer Concert series in Wilmore, KY,  has been in operation since 2007 (minus Covid year of 2020) and in that time period Lightnin Rod and The Thunderbolt have performed three times, the latest being this past summer. They are always a delight to work with and very flexible to the needs of the organizers. We have found them to be talented, professional, and very much a "crowd pleaser." We will not hesitate to invite them again! 

Judy Woolums 

Director 

Wilmore Community Development Board

Greetings, 

Summer is over & fall is in the air. I just received an award plague for "Homebound Blues", The Akademia Award for best blues song for July 2022. This is quite an honor & I thank them for the award. 

Our last few shows have been in Kentucky, but we will be back in Ohio in September. On the 10th we will be back in Westerville. Make sure to stop out as this will be the last show in Ohio this year. It is always a great time & crowd in Westerville. 

For our friends in Florida, make sure to mark October 29th on your calendars. We will be headlining the St. Benedict's Blues Festival in beautiful St. Augustine. We will be taking a few days R & R and would love to meet with you during the week.. 

Also, don't forget to check out all the new merchandise on the website. There are two different styles of T-shirts in three different colors, there are also two different colors of ball caps available. All sales will go toward producing the new album, so you will have a part in the release. 

Until next time, enjoy the fall weather and remember, "The Blues is Alright!" 

Lightnin Rod

Hope everyone is doing well. Although it still feels like summer, fall is right around the corner. 

This Saturday, August 13th, we will be performing at the Stonebridge Concert Series in beautiful Wilmore, Kentucky. A couple weeks ago we performed for the second time at the Dayton Blues Festival at Levitt Amphitheatre in Dayton, OH. Our entire set was taped by Dayton Television. When the editing is complete we plan to release video's from three songs. 

We have a whole new shipment of T-shirts & ball caps added for purchase to the webpage. There are two different styles of shirts in three different colors. All proceeds will go to the recording of the next album. Make sure to check them out. 

Until next time, the Blues is Alright! 

Rod

NEWS FROM LIGHTNIN ROD & THE THUNDERBOLTS 

Greetings, 

We are now full speed into the summer. This coming Sunday, July 24th, we will be performing at the Dayton (Ohio) Blues Festival. They are expecting between 4000-5000 people to attend this year. We will be performing other shows in Ohio & Kentucky throughout August & September. 

For all my Florida friends, we will be headlining the St. Benedicts Blues Fest in beautiful St. Augustine on October 29th. Really looking forward to meeting so many of you. 

I just found out a few days ago that we won the Academia Music Award for best blues song for the month of July for "Homebound Blues". This is out of Los Angeles, CA so this was quite a surprise. 

The new songs keep coming & we plan to start doing some recording again in August. There just might be a new album in 2023. Thanks for your support over the years. 

We have received a large shipment of new t-shirts in different styles & colors. We also added ball caps in two colors. You can order direct from the webpage, https//www.lightnin-rod.com & click the store link. All profits will go to produce the new album. 

Until next time, 

"The Blues is Alright" 

Lightnin Rod 

 

2021 Josie Music Awards

Red Carpet

Red Carpet

Interview with Miss Rebecca's Musician Palooza

Interview with Miss Rebecca's Musician Palooza

Interview with Roku TV

Interview with Roku TV

2021 Josie Music Awards

I'm honored to be nominated for four awards. There were over 38,000 submissions. Hats off to Josie, Tina Marie & all who work so hard to put this all together.


Lightnin Rod released his latest single, "Homebound Blues" on January 29th, 2021. It was just released to radio this week and is being picked up by several stations around the world. The song is a blue collar view of the Covid 19 Pandemic. It was mixed at The Rock House in Franklin, Tennessee, by Grammy award winner, Kevin McKendree. Kevin has worked with Joe Bonamassa, Delbert McClinton, Little Richard, Tinsley Ellis, John Hiatt, Brian Setzer & many more. He was also the featured keyboardist on Homebound Blues. Rod says that this song started taking place in March of 2020 in many different shapes before being recorded in January of this year. It is available for download on this website. 

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