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by Lightnin' Charlie

Rooted in the Blues and Rock 'n' Roll, this soul-stirring collection of exciting originals and wild covers, rich harmonies, and red-hot guitar is guaranteed to be the most eclectic, innovative Gospel CD you've ever experienced.
Genre: Blues: Blues Gospel
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Rock Bottom
3:09 $0.97
2. Born Again
3:37 $0.97
3. Tryin' to Be
3:50 $0.97
4. Let Go and Let God
5:30 $0.97
5. Didn't It Rain
5:02 $0.97
6. The Word
3:35 $0.97
7. Rivers of Babylon Blues
2:05 $0.97
8. Heaven Is My Home
2:12 $0.97
9. Debt Free
3:24 $0.97
10. Life Preserver
5:57 $0.97
11. I'm Goin' Home
2:47 $0.97
12. Harvest Time
4:29 $0.97
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Album Notes
“If Lightnin’ Charlie doesn’t get your party goin’ it a wake!” –

“Lightnin' Charlie tackles everything with a raw and infectious energy that is simply irresistible. A must for all major music festivals!” – Blues & Rhythm (UK)

“Stellar! Lightnin' Charlie shines as bright and bold as autumn colors! – Bristol Herald Courier

“An authentic American original.” – Rootstime (Belgium)

“One of the most entertaining musical performances you'll ever experience. Lightnin' Charlie is a veritable icon!” –

Lightnin' Charlie's music is heard around the world, in regular rotation on Sirius/XM satellite radio (Bluesville), as well as on terrestrial radio stations worldwide. Lightnin’ Charlie has been featured on national television, in concert and in documentaries, and appears regularly as an entertainer and personality on cable and network television.

Voted “Favorite Musician or Group” and “Favorite Artist” in the Mountain South for several years in a row (by the readers of Marquee Magazine), LC's music, stage show, and his truly unique rapport with his audiences have become legendary all over the globe...

Lightnin’ Charlie has toured relentlessly for 30 years, playing what he calls “Good Music for Good People”. Lightnin' Charlie has appeared at a multitude of major, prestigious blues, music, and arts festivals all over the US and Canada, including Chicago Blues Fest, Memphis Blues Festival, Carolina Blues Fest, Bull Durham Blues Festival, Indiana Blues Fest, Rhythm & Roots Reunion, etc., and Lightnin' Charlie's concerts---whether as a solo, duo, or fronting The Upsetters---are celebrated by virtually all who have experienced them.

“There are only two kinds of people in the world: Those who love Lightnin’ Charlie, and those who haven’t had the good fortune to hear him yet!” –

“Powerful, polished, fresh, and original. Atomic-powered roots music. Vibrant remakes and superb originals!” – Loafer Magazine

“Lightnin' Charlie plays rock 'n' roll and soulful blues just the way I like it! Can't wait for his next CD!” – Le Cri Du Coyote (France)

“Sheer magnificence! Polished with creative soul, rock, and harmony, Lightnin’s boppin’ tunes could bring joy to watching paint dry!” – News & Neighbor

In addition to being a bandleader, LC has a thriving unplugged career as well, performing over 200 shows per year, either as a solo, or as a duo alongside his beautiful harmony-singing wife Beth, stirring souls at performing arts centers, theaters, charity fundraisers, and churches.

“Lightnin' Charlie grabs an audience's attention like a snake-handling preacher!” – Creative Loafer

“The sound that Lightnin' Charlie and Beth produce is nothing short of perfection!” –

“They [Lightnin' Charlie & Beth] don't sound good...they sound GREAT!” – Ricky Scaggs

Lightnin’ Charlie is also an internationally published author. His hilarious and poignant autobiography, OFF THE RECORD The Trials and Tribulations of a Travelin’ Troubadour, is now in its 2nd edition and available for download in ebook (amazon) and is in over 20,000 bookstores worldwide.

In the concert setting, Lightnin' Charlie delivers a beautiful and eclectic mix of Roots Music---spanning '50s rock 'n' roll and rhythm & blues to classic country, gospel and soul. Lightnin' Charlie's cheerful earful of covers and originals blend effortlessly together to form something new and distinctive. And he can (and will) tailor his huge repertoire to the tastes and desires of his audience. Lightnin' Charlie is in the “Fun Business”...if his audience doesn't have fun, he's not done his job.

LC's unique, exciting, and mighty mix of musical influences combine to create something that can only be described as “Lightnin' Charlie Music”, which has made him an absolute icon in our region, given him worldwide acclaim, and made his stage show virtually irresistible to folks of all ages and musical tastes. Put plainly - nobody can entertain and captivate an audience quite like Lightnin' Charlie can.

“Lightnin’ Charlie is an extraordinary guitarist who plays with style and attitude. But in addition to his guitar playing, Charlie has a marvelous and infectious voice, and quite honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone like him! –

“A unique combination of gutsy vocals, smokin' guitar, and high-energy showmanship. Lightnin' Charlie is an exceptional guitarist and showman. Simply amazing!” – Carolina Blues Fest Newsletter

“Bottomless repertoire and enough onstage warmth to melt the ice in your drink!” –

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