Next appearances on The Blues Train:No upcoming shows
White Lightning are a powerful blues duo from Melbourne, featuring blistering slide guitar licks from Sean McConnell and driving grooves from Benny Gerrard (Catfish Voodoo) on drums. The pair decided to team up in 2015, sharing a mutual love of thick blues tones, coupled with Hill-country, chickin’ pickin’ rhythms.
They independently released their first album in 2015, titled ‘Gone to Your Head’, the name a hat-tip to R.L Burnside, who was a key influence in the boy’s music.
White Lightning released their second album, ‘Mongrel Blood’, in Winter 2017, which has been nominated for Best Blues Album in The Age Music Victoria Awards 2017 and the MBAS VIC/TAS Blues Awards.
Influences include the delta, Chicago and hill-country artists from USA: Son House, R.L Burnside, Leadbelly, Hound-Dog Taylor, as well as modern bands such as The Backsliders and The Black Keys.
The last year has seen White Lightning support The Backsliders, British India, Pierce Brothers and Chase The Sun, as well as perform at bars across Victoria, and blues festivals across Australia.
There’s no slowing this freight train down, so keep an eye out for one of the hottest young blues acts in town.