Established over 30 years ago in Ashland Oregon, Blue Lightning has evolved into a high energy dance band with tight grooves and lush vocal harmonies. The current lineup includes three founding members: Sue Lundquist on keyboard, guitar and Djembe, Rhonda Loftis who lays down the beat on her drum kits, and Trish Cook on lead and backup vocals. Crystal Reeves plays violin, fiddle and mandolin, sings lead and backup. Cedric Buckingham holds down the bottom on bass guitar. Brent Norton plays lead guitar, sings lead and backup. Dianne Strong-Summerhays provides the icing on the cake with her sultry, soulful lead vocals.

A Blue Lightning show is an immersion in good times, dancing and fun. The band enjoys a large and diverse following of loyal fans that make every show special. New fans are made at every gig. Blue Lightning plays a variety of songs with one common thread – their music gets you out of your seat, on your feet, to a good time!

Blue Lightning has performed at the following events and venues:

  • The Britt Festival
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show
  • Taste of Harry and David
  • Art in Bloom
  • Jackson County Fair
  • Bartow Gardens
  • RoxyAnn Winery
  • Grape Street Bar & Grill
  • Grizzly Peak Winery
  • Red Lily Winery
  • Howiee’s on Main
  • Wooldridge Creek Winery
  • Del Rio Winery
  • Belle Fiore Winery
  • Innumerable private parties, weddings and corporate events

Booking Info Contact:

Rhonda Loftis
541-840-4736 cell
541-770-5414 home

BL at Grape Street Bar & Grill

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4 Responses to About

  1. hey, my friends! So good to see you have continued to grow as a band, and looking great too! I have returned to the Rogue Valley, living in Grants Pass. Hope to catch you at an upcoming performance. Cheers, Lindell Stacy-Horton, fiddle

    • diannestrong says:

      Hey there! Thanks for the post. We’re looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming show! Our next gig is at the Britt Festival’s Table Rock City Stage on 8/21/13, for Brandi Carlile’s appearance. We’ll post more details soon!

  2. Siro Bignotti Southern Oregon Audio Visual says:

    Please contact me, might have gig for you next Valentines Day.
    Siro 541-890-2334

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