Scenic City Roots Profile: Uncle Lightnin'

Uncle Lightnin'
Uncle Lightnin'
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Updated: 5/20 8:22 pm

We have another Scenic City Roots profile for you tonight.

Usually we get some of the city's newest bands playing the monthly show at Track 29.

But in May.. We got the veteran group "uncle Lightning."

Our Tevin McKinney shows us what's new for the band.

   Known for their adventurous spirit and true character, each member of the group comes from a unique background and brings a diverse set of influences"

 Richard Tate: Guitar/Singer says

    "We all kind of come from different musical backgrounds and we some similarities and we have some similarities and taste, but then we have a broad range of taste."

    "The band formed 17 years ago and it all started with a trip to Dallas, Texas"

 Richard Tate says

    "He had some new songs that he wanted to record so while were out there we talked extensively about doing something together and me playing guitar."

    "But one may wonder, where does a name like "Uncle Lightning" come from?"

  Richard Tate Says

    "My uncle, he was a bootlegger in Nashville during the 40s and 50s and was real running buddies with a lot of the country-western singers and the Grand Ole Opry performers."

    "The bands latest album release, "Ted the Cowboy Eisenhower," includes 16 tracks and was recorded over a two-year period."

Millard Ramsey: Guitar/Singer says

    "Everybody has contributed some material to the album, it's a little on the longer side but it was a lot of fun to make."

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