Memphis Lightning is approaching 11 years of being a high-energy, blazing Americana, Blues, Roots and Rock n Roll force. A phenomenal and talented National Touring Act and recording artist of the acclaimed SweetTone studio, the band is a force that has sent waves down the Blues Music industry. A Rock n Roll powerhouse, Memphis Lighting consists of the talented father son duo, Lightning and Big Red. Lightning is 23 years old, and a cancer survivor who will be celebrating 4 years cancer free this month, he represents the young buzzing face of the band. Lightning has played with widely acclaimed powerhouses such as Buddy Guy, Eddie Kirkland, Paul Nelson, Brent Mason, Marty Sammon, Sean Chambers, Tab Benoit and many other legendary faces of Rock n Roll and Blues.
Big Red, his father and the second leg of the father-son duo is also a legend in his own right, being a Grammy nominee and having recorded or played with big names such as Eddie Kirkland, Tab Benoit, Kenny Neal, Pinetop Perkins, Lazy Lester, Sonny Landreth and many others. Paired up with a lineup of phenomenal rotating drummers, Memphis Lightning is proud to bring their stunning music to you. Make sure to look out for them, currently promoting their SweetTone Records release “Borrowed Time.” And working on another studio record which features the Duo “Lightning Red.” Keep your eyes out to catch Memphis Lightning out on the road at a place near you, or check them out online, Facebook and YouTube. Known for their explosive, energetic stage shows and soulful, calming sounds that will bring tears of joy to your eyes.
With three widely acclaimed records out, Trouble, Live and Raw, and Borrowed Time, Memphis Lightning is the driving force behind original Americana, Roots and Rock music, coupled with their independent label partner- SweetTone Records. The father-son duo has been mainly inspired by artistic legends such as Eddie “Bluesman” Kirklan and continues to headline at more than 200 power-packed shows every year. Projected to perform at more than 200 shows in 2021, they are widely touted as “The Road Warriors”.
The iconic father-son duo Memphis Lightning, known for their Explosive Stage Show, and High-Octane Americana, Blues, Roots and Rock n Roll began with roots of tradition and nostalgic blues. Having played with the Blues Legend Eddie “Blues Man” Kirkland, and other legendary icons of Rock n Roll, the Memphis Lightning are a power punch. Known for their blazing, energetic performances, the Memphis Lightning will bring you back to the days when the Juke Joints were rocking’ and the Blues reigned supreme. 11 years and counting, the iconic Memphis Lightning continue to enthrall audiences and headline shows throughout the States.