Guitar Lightnin' Lee has played at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and at the Ponderosa Stomp and his debut album 'N.O.L.A.: RHYTHUM and BOOZE' kicks off with an wonderfully, insanely distorted guitar. Guitar Lightnin' Lee plays the kind of sweaty, loud, wild blues that will appeal to fans of the blues Fat Possum used to put out or the kind of garage rock put out by Norton or Goner Records. Lightnin' Lee is also a Big Easy Music Award nominee. More info on Guitar Lightnin' Lee.
December 16, 2011
Music Maker Announces Release of Album by Guitar Lightnin’ Lee
Music Maker Relief Foundation is excited to announce the release of a new album by Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, entitled N.O.L.A. RHYTHUM and BOOZE. The album, which features Lightnin’s powerful voice and soulful rhythm and blues, is a nine-track album produced by Music Maker Relief Foundation in 2011 that will be available for sale and download on iTunes on January, 10, 2012.
A native of New Orleans, La., Guitar Lightnin’ Lee was raised with the blues and boasts nearly 60 years of music experience including playing with New Orleans legends such as Earl King, Fats Domino, Ernie K-Doe and Little Freddie King. On this album, Lightnin’ has combined his experience and talent with his boisterous personality to create and showcase a blown out style of New Orleans rock ‘n’ roll and blues.
“Guitar Lightnin' Lee rips out hard rockin' blues out of a funk-drenched New Orleans,” said Tim Duffy, president of Music Maker Relief Foundation.
Guitar Lightnin’ Lee is one of Music Maker’s Active Touring Artists who began working with the Foundation in 2011 in an effort to preserve his unique sound and make his music more accessible.
About Music Maker Relief Foundation:
Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc. is a tax exempt, public charity under IRS code 501(c)3. Music Maker aims to keep our Southern culture vital by directly supporting senior (over 55) American roots musicians in need, expanding their professional careers, and assisting Next Generation artists in the development of their professional careers. Since the organization’s founding in 1994, Music Maker has assisted hundreds of musicians who represent the traditions of Blues, Gospel, Old-Time String Band, Jazz and more. Music Maker’s programs ensure the talents of these cultural treasures are accessible so that our rich musical heritage can be shared with the world and preserved for future generations. For more information, visit our website.