I'm not sure that I've seen a lot on Lightnin' here, so I'll throw some stuff against the wall... First, he had a unique style that became one of the principal foundation's of Texas Blues. That thumb-index finger stuff out of (mostly) the open E position was his mainstay and has been used by many, especially the Vaughan Brother's and Tony Joe White. That sound has a definite vibe and, to me , sound's cool as S**T. Not unlike J L Hooker's hypnotic Boogie groove. Raw and Funky. His vocal was not really singing, but very conversational and personal... he was telling you a story. Usually a funny story... but, when it was a sad story you could feel it. He was a good entertainer, and there was no one really quite like him, then or now. Apparently he was quite the character, too. I heard a story that he was living in Texas and needed some $$$. So, he wrote 10 song's or so, jumped on a bus to LA and went around to a few studio/label's where he was known, selling those same 10 song's to each of them. Jumped back on the bus and headed home with a pocketful of money. (The man knew how to get around in the music biz!!) Someone was also quoted say that Lightnin' was never really drunk... but, never really sober, either. (He walked a fine line.) Any other stories or thought's?