Blue Lightning

Blue Lightning

BandFolkRock

Folk Rock sound with female lead vocals and harmonies to cleverly written lyrics and melodic rock violin arrangements make this band interesting and unique. Live show is high energy and well received by a wide range of audiences.

Biography

Blue Lightning’s melodic rootsy sound is accented with blues and rock influences. What really sets this band apart is its brand of violin-based music and vocal arrangments. Blue Lightning draws an intelligent audience that has an appreciation for a brave and eclectic sound, as well as the band’s ability to infuse creativity into their music. Whether it's their original songs or their renditions of music from other writers, audiences appreciate this unique sound and the passion Blue Lightning brings to every song.

Among the band's influences are Doc Watson, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Steve Goodman and Peter Gabriel.

Discography

The band's debut CD "Maestro In the Jam" includes original compositions by the band as well as audience favorites from the band's live show. Samples can be heard at the website www.bluelightningmusic.com and at Sonic Bids.

One of the samples is the band's unique sounding original song "Chill In the Air" that features violin and trumpet and a New Orleans shuffle beat. The song is receiving positive reviews from music critics around the Pacific Northwest and was added to a number of FM radio playlists.

A second song from the CD "Mozambique" has received airplay on the Sirius Satellite Network on the "Bob Dylan Radio Hour."

The band's second CD "Live at the Aladdin Theater" in Portland, Oregon displays the band's energy. Due for release in the March 2007.

Set List

A typical set list consists of original compositions and rare gems from the band's influences that are good well-written songs that can be creatively fashioned to the band's unique format. A sampling of songs Blue Lightning performs:

Originals:

Chill In the Air
The Blame
Rallentando
Someone's Going To Hurt
Taking Chances

And some covers that include:

"One More Cup of Coffee" Bob Dylan
"Mozambique" - Bob Dylan
"Come To Jesus" - Mindy Smith
"Townes Blues" - Cowboy Junkies
"Comes a Time" - Neil Young
"Mystery Train" - Sun Records style
"Don't Let Me Down" - Beatles
"Drifting Blues" - Traditional Blues

The band generally plays one to four sets depending on the gig. Their sets, which generally last from 50 minutes to an hour, also hold quite a few Blue Lightning originals. If the venue calls for originals the band is capable of playing an evening of their own music.