"I LOVE GREAT WRITING AND CRYSTAL CLEAR HARMONIES, AND THUNDERBOLT & LIGHTFOOT DELIVER THE GOODS"
— MARK SAHLGREN OF WMUK/NPR GRASSROOTS
"DARK DAYS IS JUST WONDERFUL" - KAJ ROTH OF ROTHNROLL.COM, SWEDEN
Formed on a snowy Monday morning in January 2015, THUNDERBOLT & LIGHTFOOT are an indie folk duo from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Their sound draws from the rich heritage of the folk revival, earthy and original, featuring finger-style guitar and close harmony vocals. Live the duo employs a single-mic approach to best capture the nuance and subtle interactions of their performance. Their new self titled EP of breezy evergreens and torch songs is out now, featuring the wintery new single Dark Days.
The two have played together in Americana supergroup The Corn Fed Girls for sixteen years (and counting), and have collaborated on many other projects. Phil is a founding member of award winning rock band Knee Deep Shag and former touring guitarist for RCA recording artist Rachael Yamagata. His debut solo record Between the Carolinas was released via Princess Records in 2011 and was put into rotation on over two hundred radio stations in the United States. The song "Goodbye Is Not The End" was featured in the season finale of MTV Real World: Cancun. Between the Carolinas has been liscenced by the MTV, VH1, Oxygen and Showtime networks and received airplay in over fifty countries.
Sarah got her start playing bass in Kalamazoo indie rock band Doxie. Signed to Grass Records, they released a self titled full length album and toured periodically until the group disbanded. Looking for something new, Sarah switched to the upright bass and discovered her "voice" as a harmony singer. In addition to being one of the founding members of The Corn Fed Girls, she is also an in demand freelance bassist/backup vocalist for multiple musical projects.
The new EP THUNDERBOLT & LIGHTFOOT will be available June 2015.