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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.  

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.

 

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2019 Josie Music Awards Entertainer of the Year, Jazz, Blues, Soul 

Lightnin Rod won the highly coveted 2019 Josie Music Award for "ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR" at the 5th Annual Josie Music Awards. The red carpet event was held at the sold out Celebrity Theatre at Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, TN. The Josie Music Awards is the largest independent music awards show in the world. The theatre was filled with people from all 50 states and 26 countries.

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Lightnin’ Rod & The Thunderbolts “Delta Time”. Memphis Blues Records 2017. 

Here comes the new piece of work by singer and guitar player Lightnin' Rod, an artist who has in his DNA such varied influences like Muddy Waters, Bob Seger or Eric Clapton to only mention some of the most popular and familiar to general audiences, without forgetting 70’s British pop which also feeds his music, although all these influences can be found in a more spiritual than practical way. In this new work Rod keeps the personal…

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Blues Matters -- Delta Time 

This album was recorded in Somerset. Ah, I thought, West Country blues rock. Then I realised it was Somerset in Kentucky. Rod Wilson, leader of this trio, has shared the stage with members of the Allman Brothers, Bob Seger, The Steve Miller Band, Cher, Stevie Nicks, Boz Scaggs, Steppenwolf, Chuck Berry, Robert Cray, and Mitch Ryder plus many more. The Thunderbolts are perhaps typical of the modern, mature American blues rock trio which will always find plenty of work in the USA. Nine of these ten songs were…

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