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Lightnin Rod Wilson EPK


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: 

2022--Fairplay Red Carpet Awards (Europe/Netherlands)   

Most Appreciated Male Artist of the Year/All Genres 

Best Original Rock Song, "Kentucky Mojo" 

2022--Akademia Award  for Best Blues Song,  "Homebound Blues", July 2022 

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.


Upcoming Shows

December 16, 2023

Sat, Dec 16 

@ 6:00PM

Somerset, KY

Annual Christmas Sing

December 31, 2023

Sunday December 31

@ 7:00PM

Tupelo Mississippi

Lightnin Rod & The

Thunderbolts private prty

New Years Eve

January 20, 2024

Sat, Jan 20 

@ 6:00PM

Somerset, KY

Solo Unplugged Private

June 14, 2024

Fri June 14th

@ 7:00PM

Warsaw, Indiana

Lightnin Rod &

The Thunderbolts Summer Concert Series

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& The Thunderbolts

For Booking Inquiries Contact

Booking:  706-224-3037

You can read and see a lot more at Rod Wilson's Website


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