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 1.    Big Time  4:14                MP3 samples

 2.    Five Long Years  8:07

 3.    Scratch My Back  4:37

 4.    Black Cat Bone  3:36

 5.    Riders On The Storm  4:15

 6.    Endless Boogie  3:27

 7.    Hoochie Coochie Man  6:17

 8.    Goin On  2:54

 9.    Lost My Baby  7:16

10.    Rollin' & Tumblin'  2:59

11.    Goin' Down  4:07

Delta Snake Blues News

Lightning Red is an Austin, Texas Blues guitarist and singer who has already recorded one CD prior to this one. The first [Red's Blues] was a great, solid Blues set, but certainly didn't prepare me for what I heard on "Texas Thunder Blues."

Red has gone to a more understated approach in his music, and the result is a stunningly authentic sounding set that seems to simmer with real heat and passion. His guitar work has always been great, but the light touch combined with taut phrasing has created a sound that certainly will put him up there in the upper ranks of great players.


Blue Monday Review

Lightning Red is a guitarist extraordinaire from Texas.

Texas Thunder Blues, is the new CD released by the Austin Texas guitar slinger Lightning Red. I can tell you first hand this CD is appropriately named. On the first track of the CD, "Big Time", Red's apparent love of slide guitar shines through as he whines his way through this rockin' Texas favorite.

Or if you are interested in hearing classic blues licks played with stunning precision and feel, turn to track 11 the Don Nix standard "Goin' Down", and E. Boyd's "Five Long Years". Not lost in the excellent guitar work and soulful singing of Red are the superb performancesof the many talented musicians on this CD.

Backed up by Steve Johnson on drums, Jay Stevenson on bass and Rick Peerone on harp this is one kick-ass band! Peerone's harp on "Five Long Years" is pure electric! Tommy Narcisco sits in on drums on the most eery version of the Door's "Rider's On The Storm" I have ever heard.

Great Stuff! And if you want to know why they call him Lightning Red just take a listen to Red's own "Endless Boogie". I was hoping it would never end!


A sampling of the Radio Stations Playing this great CD

KULM 98.3 (Broadcasting to Spain)
"The Country Eastern Show"
c/o Eddie Russell, 108 Legion Circle
Columbus, TX 78934

RADIO SILKEBORG
Karl Tambaur
Silkeborg, Denmark

RADIO LILLISAND
c/o Hermod Gustavsen
Lillisand, Norway

FM 88.4 Longplay
c/o Mikael Fexby
Lovvagen 6, S-293 42 Olofstrom, Sweden

RADIO STAPLUS
c/o Johnny-Kai Forssell
Tampere, Finland

"BLUES TIME"
c/o Jane Weber
Logatec, Slovenia

75.6 - AM RADIO MALDWYN
c/o Martin Davies,
Powys, England

RADIO STAR EUROPA
c/o Gerard Kerkvliet
Nice, France

RADIO P.I.C.A. 91.8 FM
Vicente Zumel
Oliana, 12, 08006 Barcelona, Spain

RADIO CONCORDE
Hans Hanegraaf
Balen Neetl. 18A, 2400 Mol, Belgium

Radio 88.4 / JAZZ FM c/o Dionizy Piatkowski
P.O.Box 63, 62-050 Mosina, Poland
dioni@CoDI.com.pl.

106.7 (PBS syndicated)
c/o Big Al Watts
Victoria, Australia

88.6 FM "Highway 49 Blues"
Glen Nelson
Melbourne, Australia

HOT-FM 106.7 MILDURA / 90.7 ROBINVALE
c/o Geoff Pegler
Australia

CIRX
c/o Tom Hathaway
Prince George, BC, Canada

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KSCU 103.3fm c/o Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real - #3207
Santa Clara, CA 95053-3207
Mark Jacobson- Blues Music Dir

KLCA / KACL - "cable radio"
"The Blues Scene"
John N. Steed
Tujunga, CA

KNON (Dallas)
c/o Don O., PO Box 1871
Euless, Texas 76039

KPFT c/o Nuri Nuri
Houston, TX
713-526-4000

WMTK
Win Maxwell
Littleton, New Hampshire

WCDQ
Sharon Small
Sanford, Maine

WNIJ
c/o Dan Klefstad
Dekalb, Illinois

WZEW
Tim Hallmark
Mobile, Alabama

"HOMEBREW" (distributed to many stations)
c/o Blues Access Magazine
1455 Chestnut Place
Boulder, Colorado 80304-3153

WSFM, Surf 107 FM (syndicated)
Doug Carlisle
North Carolina

WHQR FM
Dave Page
Wilmington, North Carolina

WYDH 105.9 FM
Keith Castleberry
Atmore, Alabama

KKUP 91.5 FM
"Jammin'"Jim Farris
Santa Clara, CA

KUFM / KGPR (PBS)
Bob Prestus
"Blues On The Move"
The Univ. of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812

KRZZ FM
Randy Crump
Witchita, Kansas
Rcrump7744@aol.com

WXLV 90.3 FM
Les Jordan
Schnecksville, Pennsulvania

WXOU-FM 88.3 FM
Marc Pilato "The Romeo Moondog"
Auburn Hills, Michigan
marcp@romeocomp.com

KSER
c/o Clancy Dunigan
Seattle (area), Washington
cdmad@whidbey.com

Blues On Tap World Wide
c/o Stan Ruffo
Ph (909) 584-1338,
FAX (909) 584-1021
stan@ruffo.com

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