Lightnin Rod & The Thunderbolts
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  • Delta Time
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (02:54) [6.65 MB]
  • Life of a Bluesman
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:12) [9.63 MB]
  • Low Down Funky Blues
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:03) [6.98 MB]
  • What Was I Thinking
    Genre: Roots Rock
    MP3 (04:01) [9.18 MB]
  • When I Loved You
    Genre: Country Rock
    MP3 (02:27) [5.61 MB]
  • Addicted to Something
    Genre: Rock
    MP3 (03:32) [8.08 MB]
  • Out of the Darkness
    Genre: Rock
    MP3 (04:17) [9.82 MB]
  • What I Done Forgot
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (02:54) [6.66 MB]
  • When Love Comes Calling
    Genre: Rock
    MP3 (02:58) [6.78 MB]
  • Broken Wing (For Jimi)
    Genre: Instrumental
    MP3 (03:34) [8.16 MB]
  • I-75 Highway Blues
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:12) [7.34 MB]
  • Close To You
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:38) [8.33 MB]
  • Black Widow
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:50) [8.77 MB]
  • Guilty of the Blues
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:42) [8.47 MB]
  • Bring You Back Home
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (05:00) [11.45 MB]
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2018 Silver Medal Global Music Award
We received the 2018 Silver Medal Global Music Award in the Blues Category for our album, "DELTA TIME".

Blues Matters Review
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 written by bandleader, vocalist and guitar man Rod. What's it like? Rod's vocals are well to the fore with that degree of clarity which allows you to hear every word. His guitar playing is impressive enough, and he even includes a sensitive instrumental, Broken Wing, which is dedicated to Jimi Hendrix. He also expresses those many emotions musicians feel with the moody Life Of A Bluesman. As a trio, they make a pretty fat sound, and on When Love Comes Calling, he's underpinned by some fine female backing singers. As with many acts in this style, The Thunderbolts are probably better enjoyed in a live situation, but as a souvenir of a show, this CD would be a firm reminder to go see them again.

2 noviembre 2017 From the South American Blues Magazine, “Historias Del Blues”.
After being convicted of the blues in his previous production, the guitarist Lightnin' Rod returns with his band The Thunderbolts to give us a ride by a delta full of blues-rock, recalling their origins such as Bob Seger and Eric Clapton, with the usual legendary of the genre. Since 2003, Lightnin' Rod Wilson has been walking the road of the blues with his trio, always finding the best moments to compose songs that have given life to four productions, “All American Blues-2004”, “After The Storm-2008”, “Guilty Of The Blues-2014”, & The latest “Delta Time.” These recordings are fairly notorious due to their extensive play on blues radio shows. With the passage of time, Lightnin' Rod goes on writing & playing & becoming a strong man of the blues, something that he must not feel guilty but rather proud about since it has the ability to carry an accurate message to each listener on radio or at their concerts. As a ray, the music by Lightnin' Rod is coming with power, rumbling with many thunderstorms to generate a storm of blues that is able to flood the delta again!

Rootstime Review
Review from the European Blues Magazine, Rootstime".

Singer-songwriter / guitarist Lightnin 'Rod Wilson grew up in a town in southeast (the "Wolverine" state) Michigan. Wilson played for several years in several local rock / blues bands, with whom he traveled in the region. In 2004, his debut album "All American Blues" was released and "After The Storm" was released in 2008. As a sequel to 'Guilty of the Blues' [2014] there is now the album 'Delta Time'. Currently, Lightnin Rod's music has been called "Bob Seger Meets Eric Clapton at Muddy Waters' House" but it's hard to push Lightnin Rod's music into a specific box. Throughout the unmistakable portion of blues rock, there are also soul, motown, gospel and acoustic influences. For the ten original tracks (one of which he wrote together with his bass player Jimmy Seville & drummer Greg Kitzmiller) he also drew to the studio Tommy Cates (Harmonica), Roy Edminston (Percussion) and Backing Singers Danielle Gross, Tiffany Bays and Kristi Kitzmiller. For "What I Done Forgot" he received the extra support of Roy Edminston (drums), Shannon Link (bass), Robert Hopps (piano), Jennifer Atkinson Doser (vocals) & Joe Kleycamp (sax). The opener and title song "Delta Time" is familiar with Rod's Resonator and Cates' Harmonica, which we will encounter more often on this trip. "Addicted to Something" we all are! "When I Loved You" is a Southern tinted rocker with a separate lineup and "What I Done Forgot" is a funky shuffle. "Low Down Funky Blues" adds a swampy sequel to this and in the slow rocker "Out of the Darkness" Rod warns us about the future, which he claims to be ominous. Rod still has many open questions in "What Was I Thinking" and the slow blues "Broken Wing (for Jimi)" is a handsome instrumental homage with Rod's guitar in the lead. The shutter "Life of a Bluesman" is the most bluesy song of this album. It floats on an infectious repetitive rhythm and drives Tommy Cates' harmonica grooves very well. “Delta Time” is a blues album that will also attract the attention of rockers and soul lovers.

  • Members:
    Lightnin Rod Wilson, Jimmy Seville, Greg Kitzmiller
  • Sounds Like:
    Bob Seger, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy
  • Influences:
    Bob Seger, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton
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