Formed in 2004, LIGHTNING HAND has been one of Northern California's premier Classic/Rock, Blues and Americana Roots bands. The band plays covers and original music with an emphasis on 60's and 70's music, although we do play some 80's-present. Fans of Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, The Band, Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Black Crowes, Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynrd, Jerry Jeff Walker, ZZ Top, and traditional Blues & Americana will absolutely love the band!! We have been rated the #1 band in Northern California and Sacramento at Gigmasters.com, the nation's largest on-line booking agency. We have played just about every hotspot here in Sacramento including Marilyn's on K, The Torch Club, Powerhouse Pub and Constable Jacks as well as ARCO Arena, Raley Field, Konocti Harbor, Harvey's in Tahoe, the Sacramento Grand Ballroom and Laguna Del Sol. The band has also opened/played before for ZZ Top, Journey, David Gans, Mumbo Gumbo and the Parrotheads. The band has had many songs played on radio stations, including 2 songs being featured on National Public Radio. We have also had our music featured in movie soundtracks. We have played big auditoriums as well as small rooms as wide as an average kitchen, and will cater to whatever your needs. Our own Cd, "Almost To Nowhere" has sparked major interest from labels, fans and critics, allowing LIGHTNING HAND to continue touring the West Coast region. Make no mistake, LIGHTNING HAND has a unique and original sound, which proudly separates us from bands that just play 'Blues' or just play 'Country'. We do it all, with our own sound. You might hear a Blues song and then a straight-up Rock song and then an Americana song(although we will cater to your preferences). LIGHTNING HAND likes to share it's passion for music, and at the end of the show leave you saying "What great music!", not just "What a good Blues band". We also give the option to our clients to custom-make their own setlists if they like, by chosing whatever songs they would like to hear from our extensive songlist. Looking for ACOUSTIC only?? LIGHTNING HAND can also play a full night of acoustic-style songs if desired as a 3 piece band called Homegrown Sounds. Think of it as LIGHTNING HAND unplugged. This is more or less our side project. Since we are also passionate about acoustic music, we put together a full night of different material as a 3-piece band. Fans of Americana, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and traditional Folk, Blues & Country acoustic guitar, will enjoy a special evening. If you'd like a more intimate and mellower musical experience, then this is what you're looking for. Find out why LIGHTNING HAND is considered one of the best received Northern California bands. With 100+ years of experience between us, they are an extremely danceable band that keeps your party on their feet. LIGHTNING HAND has been entertaining crowds in Sacramento and Northern California for quite some time.