• Jan 15, 2023 from 19:00 to 20:30
  • Location: Arts Garage
  • Latest Activity: Nov 15

Sweet Tone recording artist and international touring act Memphis Lightning is a force to be reckoned with. Built up from world class and award-winning artists, featuring one of today’s greatest guitar slingers Lightning Thiboutot, compared to the likes of Danny Gatton, Roy Buchanan, and Chuck Berry to name a few, Memphis Lighting brings their own brand of ol’ school Rock & Roll and down and dirty Blues. With the soul and fire making Thiboutot a firecracker not to be messed with, rather enjoyed from his ‘shock and awe’ presence. Along with his father, the Grammy nominated Big Red, who has spent years building his credibility through touring and recording all over the world. When you think of future legends, two words will come to mind, Memphis Lightning! Memphis Lightning is the real deal, and ready to make you feel the blues the way you should.

PERFORMER BIO

Memphis Lightning was born out of tradition with a pedigree second to none. Having played with the Blues Legend Eddie “Blues Man” Kirkland, Memphis Lightning is the real deal. Their energetic performances will bring you back to the days when the Juke joints were rocking and the Blues was King. So bring a friend, roll back the rug and get on the floor….Memphis Lightning is in the House.

At 12 years old Darren “Lil Bluesman” Thiboutot was riding shotgun and playing ol’ school, rock solid, tasty guitar on stage with the late Great Blues Legend Eddie Kirkland, and Buddy Guy. Now he is 18 and is the youngest member to fly the funky skies, with Memphis Lightning. Last year he was also selected by The Maine Blues Society to represent the state of Maine in the International Blues Challenge Youth ShowCase. He is currently endorsed by WB Gear and Intune Guitar Picks.

On the skins, riding the back beat, and the backbone of Memphis Lightning is Grammy nominated and international touring and recording artist Darren “Big Red” Thiboutot. He has recorded and or played with artists such as Eddie “Bluesman” Kirkland, Pinetop Perkins, Lazy Lester, The Hoodoo Kings, Tab Benoit, Kenny Neal, Sonny Landreth, G.E. Smith, Clyde Stubblefield, T-Bone Wolk, Richard Bell, Christine Ohlman, Lucky Peterson, Troy Turner, Big Jack Johnson, Cub Koda, Colleen Sexton, ect.

As the eldest statesman Rick “Slow Driver” McLennan has been laying down the bottom end for the Piners, the Late Great Eddie Kirkland, and now Memphis Lightning. Driving the bus, it’s what he does. Their Debut Studio Album TROUBLE, released in March of 2017, pushes their old school sound to the next level.

BAND MEMBERSDarren “Lil Bluesman” Thiboutot – Guitar and VocalsDarren “Big Red” Thiboutot – Drums and VocalsRick “Slow Driver” McLennan – Bass Guitar and Vocals

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