Cutting Edge Bluesman LIGHTNIN MALCOLM, a charismatic and energetic guitarslinger with a deep soulful voice, has taken his irresistable Dance grooves from Juke Joint teen years as a One Man Band to World stages with mainstream artists such as Robert Plant, Jimmy Buffett, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, The Black Keys, Widespread Panic, Big Head Todd, North Mississippi Allstars, Lucero, and Gary Clark Jr.
The Mississippi based Multi-instrumentalist combines the Tribal Rhythms and raw electrifying power of the Hill Country Blues with melodic songwriting wisdom of heroes Bob Marley, Sam Cooke, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix. MALCOLM fuses elements of Funk, Soul, Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, West African World Beat, Gospel and Country to create an Authentic Signature sound in modern day World Roots Music.
Hill Country and blues musician and multi-instrumentalist Lightnin Malcolm has come to exemplify the modern day deep blues guitar groove. The sound traces back to the origins of blues, when a single guitarist rocked the house all night long. When these ancient droning patterns consisting of bass, rhythm, and lead syncopated together are plugged into modern sound systems and teamed up with driving drum beats, Malcolm’s guitar becomes larger than life, bringing state of the art primal Mississippi juke joint blues to the stage.
As a teenager Malcolm cut his teeth over thousands of nights playing the rough and tumble juke joints of the south. He soaked up the blues’ rhythms and culture performing with living legends such as Big Jack Johnson, Cedell Davis, R.L. Burnside, Hubert Sumlin, Honeyboy Edwards, T-Model Ford, Sam Carr, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Otha Turner, Robert Belfour and many others.This rigid training ground and the help of his legendary mentors taught Malcolm to be an intense performer, with the stamina to channel and electrify the audiences emotions.
Drums are an important part of Malcolm’s music. With the drums the music takes on a churning force of tribal rhythms, where both instruments push each other to new heights. Over the years Malcolm has worked with the best drummers in Mississippi including Kenny Kimbrough, Cedric Burnside, Calvin Jackson, Cameron Kimbrough and now with lifelong friend Carl Gentle White aka “Stud” (T-Model Ford’s grandson). Lightnin Malcolm’s reputation as a pure purveyor of the Blues distinguishes him from many others in the genre.
Total Play Time: Approx. 44 Minutes