Lightning strikes the blues

Oct 10, 2018
At age 12, Darren "Lil Bluesman" Thiboutot was playing old school, rock solid, tasty guitar on stage with the late great blues legend Eddie Kirkland and Buddy Guy. Now 20-something, he flies the funky skies with Memphis Lightning.

Rockland — The weekly Monday Night Blues series continues Oct. 22 with Memphis Lighting. The band will play a 7 to 10 p.m. show in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission is $10 at the door.

Topsham trio Memphis Lightning delivers energetic blues, rock ‘n’ roll, American roots music and country. Memphis Lightning features Darren "Lil Bluesman" Thiboutot on lead and rhythm guitar and vocals; Rick "Slow Driver" McLennan on bass guitar and vocals; and Darren "Big Red" Thiboutot on drums and vocals. Dance fans can expect a night of classic and original tunes, powered by juke joint rockin’ energy.

Doors open an hour before show time. Next up in the weekly series are: Oct. 29, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix ($15); Nov. 5, Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers ($10); Nov. 12, Studebaker John ($15); Nov. 19, Anthony Gomes CD Release Party ($20); Nov. 26, Karen Lovely Band ($15); and Dec. 3, Matt & the Barnburners ($10).

For more information, visit and click on the Time Out Blues link; visit the Monday Night Blues Facebook page; call 593-9336; or email

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