Brian Waters

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New Media Content Coordinator

Currently Listening To:

  • Harlem - Hippies

  • The Temper Trap - Conditions

  • The White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights

  • Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record

  • Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Biography

After living in Nashville for 20 years, Brian ventured off to college to attend MTSU.  Brian graduated from college in 2008 with a degree in Entrepreneurship.  In his spare time he enjoyed writing, booking shows, attending shows, traveling to festivals, and listening to the radio.   Before even looking at jobs, Brian got an internship at Lightning 100 in 2008.  He work on projects such as Music Business Radio, Local Lightning Spotlight, and festival coverage for the stations website.

I'm the web guy.  I own this website.

Recent Posts

John Butler Trio performing “Spring To Come” and “Better Than”

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John Butler Trio stopped by the LC studio before their show at Ryman Auditorium.  Check out this performance featuring their new single “Spring To Come” and a Lightning 100 favorite “Better Than” live in the studio.

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Leon Bridges debuts “Better Man”

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Leon Bridges is from Fort Worth, Texas. Leon is known for blending southern soul and gospel.  Those are the only two things Lightning 100 really knows about this new artist on 100.1 FM!  Lightning 100 was pumped to find the song “Better Man” to debut on WRLT.  What do you think of this new artist?

 

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The Modern Royals debut “Only You to Blame”

The Modern Royals

The modern Royals started from a digital glitch in the modern struggle to 5ind analog. Far into the ground they search for a 5irm grip on the emotional value of veracity. Like worms and dirt, they lay foundation to a more complex and ruling art in which they consider to be the holy grail of music at whole. Together they 5ind connection to everyday life that the average listener sometimes needs help hearing. Like a baby starling, these songbirds are harmonious with the 5iner things in life.

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Sylvan Esso debuts “Hey Mami

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Sylvan Esso was not meant to be a band. Rather, Amelia Meath had written a song called “Play It Right” and sung it with her trio Mountain Man. She’d met Nick Sanborn, an electronic producer working under the name Made of Oak, in passing on a shared bill in a small club somewhere. She asked him to scramble it, to render her work his way. He did the obligatory remix, but he sensed that there was something more important here than a one-time handoff: Of all the songs Sanborn had ever recast, this was the first time he felt he’d added to the raw material without subtracting from it, as though, across the unseen wires of online file exchange, he’d found his new collaborator without even looking.


Meath felt it, too. Schedules aligned. Moves were made. And as 2012 slipped into 2013, Sanborn and Meath reconvened in the unlikely artistic hub of Durham, N.C., a former manufacturing town with cheap rent and good food. Sylvan Esso became a band. A year later, their self-titled debut—a collection of vivid addictions concerning suffering and love, darkness and deliverance—arrives as a necessary pop balm, an album stuffed with songs that don’t suffer the longstanding complications of that term.

These 10 tunes were realized and recorded in Sanborn’s Durham bedroom during the last year, an impressive feat considering the layers of activity and effects that populate them—the dizzyingly crisscrossed harmonies of “Play it Right,” the gorgeously incongruous elements of “Wolf,” the surreptitiously minimalist momentum of “HSKT.” Sanborn’s production is fully modern and wonderfully active. He enlists obliterating dubstep stutters and crisp electropop pulses, hazy electrostatic breezes and epinephrine dancefloor turnarounds.

But this isn’t a workout in production skills or a demonstration of electronic erudition. Instead, his music syncs seamlessly with Meath’s melodies, so that the respective words and beats become a string of ready-to-play singles. The irrepressible “Hey Mami” webs handclaps and harmonies around a flood of bass, a strangely perfect canvas for a tale of dudes hollering at neighborhood tail (and, finally, finding the chivalry not to do so). “Coffee” sparkles and quakes, patiently rising from a muted spell of seasonal affective disorder to a sweet rupture of schoolyard glee. These pop cuts condescend neither to their audience nor their makers. They are sophisticated, but with none of the arrogance that can imply; they are addictive, but with none of the banality that can entail. There is sensuality and sexual depravity, homesickness and wanderlust, nostalgia and immediacy. Sylvan Esso acknowledges that the world is a tumult of complications by giving you a way to sing and dance with those troubles, if not to will them away altogether.

When Meath and Sanborn talk about Sylvan Esso, they come back to context—to how, before this project, they felt that their solo endeavors often felt short of it, as if they were lacking a crucial component. That is no longer a concern. When Meath sings to Sanborn a melody that she’s conjured and captured, he almost instinctively knows how to respond. And when he delivers to her the backbone of a wordless beat, she adds lyrical bait where he’d only seen white space. Sylvan Esso represents the fulfillment of their fortuitous encounter by, once again, linking parts that too often come stripped of their counterparts. Here, motion comes with melody. Words come with ideas. And above all, pop comes back with candor.

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Sugar and the Hi-Lows performing “Snow Angel”

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Click here to watch the HD video

Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup stop by the LC studio before their performance at Nashville Sunday Night.  Sugar and The Hi-Lows perform “Snow Angel” live and debut a demo of their new song “High Rollers”.  Hope you enjoy this holiday treat!  Click here to watch the HD performance or listen to the full interview via soundcloud.

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The Tasting Bar – Holiday Gifts 12-12-14

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Today on The Tasting Bar, Lisa from The Bottle Shop gives us some great holiday gift ideas which include Taste of Italy, wine sets, whiskey test tubes, and stocking stuffers for all(over 21). Stop by The Body Shop for these tastings on Friday 4-7pm and Saturday 1-7pm.

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ReTweet to Win The Head and The Heart

WRLT- FM The Head and the Heart Retweet Contest
 Official Rules

A complete copy of these rules can be obtained at the offices of radio station WRLT-FM (“Station”), owned and operated by Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc. at 1310 Clinton Street Suite 215, Nashville TN 37203, during normal business hours Monday through Friday or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the above address.

 

The Station will conduct the WRLT-FM Contest (the “Contest”) substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:

  • No purchase is necessary.  Void where prohibited.  All federal, state, and local regulations apply.
  • This Contest is open only to legal U.S. residents age eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry with a valid Social Security number and who reside in the Station’s listening area.  Void where prohibited by law.  Employees of Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc., its parent company, affiliates, related entities and subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, prize providers, advertising agencies, other radio stations serving the Station’s listening area, and the immediate family members and household members of all such employees are not eligible to participate. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and stepchildren.  The term “household members” refers to people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  • Contest Period.  The Contest will begin at 12:01pm CST on December 9th, 2014 and will run through 11:59am CST on December 12th, 2014 (the “Contest Period”).  The Station’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Contest.
  • How to Enter.  You will automatically be entered into the Contest once you complete one of the following:
  • Retweet WRLT:  Entrant must retweet on www.twitter.com the designated tweet from @Lightning100 Entrants may only retweet once per day and entrants may only enter once.  Users found to use multiple accounts will be deemed ineligible.  Entrants must include ‘@Lightning100’ in each retweet.

 

Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.  Station is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, inappropriate or misdirected registrations, all of which will be disqualified.  In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the participant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned the telephone number by the wireless carrier or an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.  Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Station and will not be returned.  Station reserves the right to contact entrants and all other individuals whose email address is submitted as part of this promotion.  No mail-in entries will be accepted.

 

  • Winner Selection.  December 12th, 2014 – Station will select one (1) entry for the prize in a random drawing from among all valid entries received by Station during the Contest Period. The winning entrant will be awarded the prize (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules). Station’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the selection of the potential winner are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Failure to respond to the initial verification contact within three (3) days of notification will result in disqualification.

 

  • Verification of Potential Winner. POTENTIAL CONTEST WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY STATION WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST. The potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winner will be required to sign and return to Station, within three (3) days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize, if applicable.  A winner who returns the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release will be deemed to have accepted the Contest Prize and thereafter will not be permitted to rescind their acceptance of the prize and/or return the prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and/or the liability/publicity release within the required time period (if applicable), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that the potential winner of a prize is disqualified for any reason, Station may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.

 

  • Grand Prize.  Two (2) GA general admission tickets to The Head and the Heart at Ryman Auditorium.  Approximate retail value: 300?. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with prize receipt and/or use.  Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on a number of factors including the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period and listeners participating at any given time.  Station reserves the right to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason.

 

  • Entry Conditions and Release. By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Station, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; (b) release and hold harmless Station, Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc ., and its subsidiaries, related and affiliated companies, participating sponsors, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and each of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Contest, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s acceptance, use, non-use or misuse of the prize.

 

  • Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to Station’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

 

 

  • All State, Local, Federal and or other taxes, duties, tariffs, title fees, licensing fees, or other fees for prizes awarded become the sole responsibility of the winner.  All those who win a prize or prizes valued $600 or more in any given year will be issued an IRS Form 1099 to report their winnings.

 

  • General Conditions. Station reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Station’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Station in its sole discretion. Station reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Station reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Station’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

 

 

  • Limitations of Liability. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use, non-use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance or completion of the Contest, or any part of it, for any reason, Station, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In event that production, technical, programming or any other reason causes more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available or claimed, Station reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.

 

  • Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Contest or the determination of the winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate state court located in the Station’s listening area; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state in which the Station is located, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the state in which the Station is located or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state in which the Station is located.

 

  • Entrant’s Personal Information. Information collected from entrants is subject to Station’s Privacy Policy, which is available on the Station’s website under the “Privacy Policy” link. All entry blanks, forms, devices, and materials gathered during the course of entry, as well as all information contained on or within, shall become the sole property of Station to be used, disposed of or destroyed in its sole discretion.  Station is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information entered by website users, and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to Station’s website.

 

 

  • Contest Results. A winners list may be obtained after December 5th, 2014 by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Contest Sponsor identified below.

 

  • Release of Twitter.  This contest is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter.com.  By participating in this contest, entrants release Twitter of any responsibility associated with this contest.

 

CONTEST SPONSOR: Tuned In Broadcasting, INC. 1310 Clinton Street Suite 215, Nashville TN 37206

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*Repeat Repeat performing “I’m Not the One” and “Hooks”

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Jared Cordor of *Repeat Repeat

“That was the most rockstar things I’ve seen in the studio this year” said Wells Adams.  *Repeat Repeat stopped by LC Studio to play a few new tunes.  See what happens when the microphone starts falling during a live in-studio performance.  Click here to watch a special version of “I’m Not The One” and “Hooks” which put Jared on his knees for the sake of rock and roll.

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Laura Reed debuts “Wake Up”

Photo Credits : Dustin Lewis

Photo Credits : Dustin Lewis

South African born singer/songwriter Laura Reed has been making a name for herself globally with her powerhouse vocals, thought provoking lyricism, and captivating performances. Most recently having the honor of singing our National Anthem on more than one occasion at Madison Square Garden. Her musical journey started as a teen, where she played open mics and coffee shops around North Carolina and the South Eastern United States. Her original focus was as a poet and storyteller, however over time Laura developed a strong unique voice that was all her own, an empowering message of Unity, and the experience to translate her message through music. Not to mention being a self taught multi-instrumentalist- most notably wailing and stomping on blues harmonica. Laura toured relentlessly as the front woman of the South Eastern based band, Laura Reed and Deep Pocket, as well as recording and performing with various other projects and artists such as George ClintonKiller MikeKarl DensonThe Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown and even Jewel

Laura is currently based in Raleigh, North Carolina and uses Nashville, TN as a platform for her art; where she garnered a publishing deal with EMI/SONY-ATV as well as winning a NIMA AWARD for “BEST R&B SOLO ARTIST 2014″ and Local Artist spotlight with Lightning 100 Nashville Radio. Laura was encouraged to make the move to Nashville by mentor, former music executive and Grammy award winning producer, Paul Worley (Lady Antebellum/The Band Perry/The Dixie Chicks). It was Paul who introduced Laura to the producer of her upcoming project, “The Awakening”, 2X Grammy award winner Shannon Sanders  (India.Arie, Robert Randolph, John Legend). 

 

Laura opted to release the record on her very own label entitled “FIVE FOOT GIANT RECORDS”, with the help of experienced ex-Apple Creative Coordinator Patryk Larney of Hope Tree EntertainmentRead more

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Bahamas performing “Stronger Than That” and “Bitter Memories”

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Bahamas live in the LC studio

Afie Jurvanen aka Bahamas stopped by the LC studio while on his Fall tour.  It is not the first time Afie has stopped by the studio, click here to see the performance of “Caught Me Thinking” and “Already Yours” off Pink Strat.  Bahamas debuts “Stronger Than That” and “Bitter Memories”  off their recent release Bahamas is Afie.  Bahamas will return to Nashville on January 17th to Mercy Lounge.

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Nashville Sunday Night – JOHNNYSWIM performing “Home” and “Diamonds”

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Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez

Said to embody the “tradition of the well-traveled singer-songwriter while cultivating a modern style that’s uniquely their own”, Johnnyswim made waves at Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday Night, Live from 3rd & Lindsley.

Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano, the now Los Angeles-based husband-and-wife duo, initially met at a church service in Nashville, but did not begin songwriting together until four years later. After three different EPs, 2014 saw the release of Johnnyswim’s first ever full-length album, Diamonds. This week’s video episode of the pair’s June performance at Nashville Sunday Night features “Home” and “Diamonds” from their new album, two songs that you may have heard on Lightning 100.

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Forlorn Strangers debut “Wanderin’ Blues”

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Forlorn Strangers

Forlorn Strangers is an independent Nashville, TN, based Americana quintet leaning heavily on bluegrass & drenched in four part harmony.  Forlorn Strangers is an all acoustic band using guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, upright bass, a stomp box, and some percussion. Our sound is based on the roots of American music, leaning heavily on bluegrass, drenched in four part harmony and added elements from blues, jazz, and some rock & roll. We bring a high-energy set designed to engage listeners and participants in an exciting yet introspective experience.

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Giving Tuesday

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Lightning 100 is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank on Giving Tuesday to double your impact. For every dollar donated to Second Harvest on December 2, Nissan and other generous donors will double your impact up to $500,000. Help us feed our hungry neighbors and make a donation.  Make a donation on December 2nd to enter for a chance to win prizes from Third Man Records!

Second Harvest

Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization.  Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 450 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. Last fiscal year, we were able to distribute over 28 million pounds of food throughout our service area.  For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit secondharvestmidtn.org.

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Double Your Impact 

  • Double Your Impact is Second Harvest’s matching gift campaign that we started in partnership with Nissan in 2012.
  • This year, all donations received Dec 1 – 14 will be matched up to $500,000 thanks to Nissan and several individual donors.
  • Every $1 will be doubled and provide 8 meals to hungry children, families and seniors.
  • On December 2nd (Giving Tuesday), we are partnering with Lightning 100 for a Radio-athon to help drive up donations.  Lightning 100 will be featuring Second Harvest all day long with calls in from staff and interviews from supporters.

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The Decemberists debut “Make You Better”

The Decembertist coming to Ryman Auditorium

The Decembertist coming to Ryman Auditorium

Lightning 100 debuts new music from The Decemberists!  Check out their official music video for “Make You Better” with a guest appearance from Nick Offerman.  What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World limited-edition deluxe box sets are available: http://smarturl.it/TheDecemberists.  Deluxe box sets will come signed by the band while supplies last.

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Spoon performing “Do You” and “Rainy Taxi”

Spoon stops by the LC studio just to say “hello” to their friends at Lightning 100.  A few lucky listeners got to watch this in-studio performance of “Do You” and “Rainy Taxi” off their recent release They Want My Soul.  Have you listened to the full album?  Let us know by leaving a comment on this post if you want to hear another track on 100.1 FM!  Click here to watch the HD performance or listen to the full audio interview.

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GobbleRoo Twitter Contest

image1This Thanksgiving, as we give thanks for the mindblowing year that was 2014, what better way to celebrate then with friends, family, food and MUSIC!?! As the turkey settles, leftovers are put away and the tryptophan kicks in, curl up with your extended family on The Farm for an exclusive VH1 special, “A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving” on Thursday, November 27th at 9PM ET/PT.

Lightning 100 is thankful for having some of the best listeners out there, so we are giving away a pair of tickets to Bonnaroo 2015!  Follow Lightning 100 on twitter and ReTweet our #GobbleRoo message for a chance to win.  You can enter once per tweet, by ReTweet a new message posted by Lightning 100.  It’s that simple!  Click here for the official rules.

We’ll be checking in on Bonnaroo groundskeeper, Dale, as he takes care of The Farm and unleashes a magical archive of past festival performances, including Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Elton John, Metallica, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mumford & Sons, Jack White, and many more.

You’ll want to use the official hashtag, #GobbleRoo, to join  the conversation and participate in some Thanksgiving giveaways for the whole ‘Roo family!

And be sure to remember… The Bonnaroo 2015 Pre-Sale begins the next day, Friday, November 28th at Noon ET.  More details can be found on our Tickets Page!  

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WRLT GobbleRoo Contest

WRLT- FM Bonnaroo Retweet Contest
 Official Rules

A complete copy of these rules can be obtained at the offices of radio station WRLT-FM (“Station”), owned and operated by Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc. at 1310 Clinton Street Suite 215, Nashville TN 37203, during normal business hours Monday through Friday or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the above address.

The Station will conduct the WRLT-FM Contest (the “Contest”) substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:

  • No purchase is necessary.  Void where prohibited.  All federal, state, and local regulations apply.
  • This Contest is open only to legal U.S. residents age eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry with a valid Social Security number and who reside in the Station’s listening area.  Void where prohibited by law.  Employees of Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc., its parent company, affiliates, related entities and subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, prize providers, advertising agencies, other radio stations serving the Station’s listening area, and the immediate family members and household members of all such employees are not eligible to participate. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and stepchildren.  The term “household members” refers to people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  • Contest Period.  The Contest will begin at 12:01pm CST on November 22, 2014 and will run through 8:00pm CST on November 27th, 2014 (the “Contest Period”).  The Station’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Contest.
  • How to Enter.  You will automatically be entered into the Contest once you complete one of the following:
  • Retweet WRLTEntrant must retweet on www.twitter.com the designated tweet from @Lightning100 Entrants may only retweet once per day and entrants may only enter once.  Users found to use multiple accounts will be deemed ineligible.  Entrants must include ‘@Lightning100’ in each retweet.

 

Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.  Station is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, inappropriate or misdirected registrations, all of which will be disqualified.  In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the participant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned the telephone number by the wireless carrier or an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.  Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Station and will not be returned.  Station reserves the right to contact entrants and all other individuals whose email address is submitted as part of this promotion.  No mail-in entries will be accepted.

 

  • Winner Selection.  December 3, 2014 – Station will select one (1) entry for the prize in a random drawing from among all valid entries received by Station during the Contest Period. The winning entrant will be awarded the prize (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules). Station’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the selection of the potential winner are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Failure to respond to the initial verification contact within three (3) days of notification will result in disqualification.

 

  • Verification of Potential Winner. POTENTIAL CONTEST WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY STATION WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST. The potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winner will be required to sign and return to Station, within three (3) days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize, if applicable.  A winner who returns the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release will be deemed to have accepted the Contest Prize and thereafter will not be permitted to rescind their acceptance of the prize and/or return the prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and/or the liability/publicity release within the required time period (if applicable), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that the potential winner of a prize is disqualified for any reason, Station may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.

 

  • Grand Prize.  Two (2) GA general admission tickets to Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2015.  Approximate retail value: $599. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with prize receipt and/or use.  Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on a number of factors including the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period and listeners participating at any given time.  Station reserves the right to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason.

 

  • Entry Conditions and Release. By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Station, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; (b) release and hold harmless Station, Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc ., and its subsidiaries, related and affiliated companies, participating sponsors, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and each of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Contest, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s acceptance, use, non-use or misuse of the prize.

 

  • Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to Station’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

 

 

  • All State, Local, Federal and or other taxes, duties, tariffs, title fees, licensing fees, or other fees for prizes awarded become the sole responsibility of the winner.  All those who win a prize or prizes valued $600 or more in any given year will be issued an IRS Form 1099 to report their winnings.

 

  • General Conditions. Station reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Station’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Station in its sole discretion. Station reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Station reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Station’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

 

 

  • Limitations of Liability. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use, non-use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance or completion of the Contest, or any part of it, for any reason, Station, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In event that production, technical, programming or any other reason causes more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available or claimed, Station reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.

 

  • Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Contest or the determination of the winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate state court located in the Station’s listening area; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state in which the Station is located, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the state in which the Station is located or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state in which the Station is located.

 

  • Entrant’s Personal Information. Information collected from entrants is subject to Station’s Privacy Policy, which is available on the Station’s website under the “Privacy Policy” link. All entry blanks, forms, devices, and materials gathered during the course of entry, as well as all information contained on or within, shall become the sole property of Station to be used, disposed of or destroyed in its sole discretion.  Station is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information entered by website users, and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to Station’s website.

 

 

  • Contest Results. A winners list may be obtained after December 5th, 2014 by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Contest Sponsor identified below.

 

  • Release of Twitter.  This contest is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter.com.  By participating in this contest, entrants release Twitter of any responsibility associated with this contest.

 

CONTEST SPONSOR: Tuned In Broadcasting, INC. 1310 Clinton Street Suite 215, Nashville TN 37206 and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

 

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Steve Moakler debuts “Damn, Do I Think About You”

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Steve Moakler

There was a moment when Steve walked out on stage in Chicago at his sold out, first ever headlining club tour that took his breath away. It had been a long road up to this point, one with empty rooms and unmet expectations, but if you asked him, he wouldn’t change a thing. A handful of odd jobs, hundreds of shows and a thousand songs later, the Pittsburgh native, is three records in with no signs of slowing down. Moakler’s highly embraced album, Wide Open, was released Spring 2014 and follows the success of his previous records, Watching Time Run (2011) and All the Faint Lights (2009). Watching Time Run debuted at No. 1 on the Singer/Songwriter chart and Top 50 on the Overall iTunes® chart.

On the road, Moakler is known to take on a unique touring approach. Last fall, Moakler embarked on the “Hometowns & Campgrounds Tour,” where he hit 40 different cities in 50 days. He revived the concept last month with the “Tailgate Tour,” touring around the country and performing private house concerts. In March, Steve embarked on his first headlining club tour, the “Wide Open Road Tour,” where he hit major cities including his hometown of Pittsburgh, Nashville and a sold-out date in Chicago. The outpouring from Wide Open and the support of his fans all across the country is one of the many reasons why Steve continues to be named one of the leading independent musicians in his genre. His music has been recorded by esteemed artists such as Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Kellie Picker, Ben Rector and Matt Wertz, and Moakler has had music featured on a variety of national commercials and networks including MTV, FOX and ABC, among others. It’s hard to believe it has been nearly a decade since his drive into Nashville, but if his career is any indication, Moakler’s on the ride of his life.

 

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James Bay performing “If You Ever Wanna Be In Love” and “Let It Go”

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James Bay performing at William Colliers

Some lucky Lightning 100 listeners got a chance to sit in on a James Bay (not so) secret show that took place before his two sold out shows with Hozier in Nashville at Exit/In. Bay played four songs including “If You Ever Wanna Be In Love”, “Let it Go” off of his new EP, “Move Together” and “When We Were On Fire”.   Lightning 100 was able to capture video of the first two songs.  Click here to check the performance out.

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Black Keys Vinyl Contest

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN ANY TUNED IN BROADCASTING GIVEAWAY.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

Please read these official rules carefully.

The following rules govern the “Vinyl Shopping with Patrick Carney of The Black Keys” promotion and giveaway.

Must be 18 years of age to enter or win.

“Giveaway” open to legal residents of middle Tennessee who are 18 years of age or older.  Promotion begins at 12:00 AM on November 17, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM on November 24, 2014 (“Promotion Period”).

One way to enter for a chance to win: listen to Lightning 100 (100.1FM) during the Promotion Period for a cue to call. When you hear it, be the designated caller to (615) 777-5100. No other forms of entry are valid. The designated caller (“qualifier”) for each cue to call will win:

  • Two (2) tickets to see The Black Keys at Bridgestone Arena on December 8, 2015. (“qualifying prize”)

Each Qualifying Prize winner will be entered into a random drawing for the “Grand Prize”. Grand Prize consists of:

  • Winner and one guest to shop for vinyl records with The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney (shopping will be for approximately 30 minutes during the first week of December 2014 (Dec. 1-5, 2014). Winner must be available during designated time during said week.
  • One (1) award of $200 to spend on vinyl records during shopping trip as described above.

 

Grand Prize Winner (“GPW”) will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about November 25, 2014 from among all eligible qualifying entries received by Tuned-In Broadcasting.  GPW may not substitute or transfer prize, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with prize of equal or greater value. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.  Winners will be notified by phone and will be required to respond to the phone call within forty-eight (48) hours indicating whether he/she would like to accept the prize so Tuned In Broadcasting can capture winner’s name and address or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected (time permitting).  If no response is received within the time allotted, an alternate winner will be selected (time permitting).  Sponsor is not responsible for suspended or discontinued wireless or land line service which may result in potential winner not receiving initial prize notification.  If Grand Prize is not claimed as instructed during this time period, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner (time permitting).  Winner’s guest must be at least 18 years of age at the time of registration.  Any prize notification or prize returned to the Sponsor or its agencies as undeliverable will result in disqualification and award of that prize to an alternate winner (time permitting).  There will be a variety of Tuned In Broadcasting promotions occurring between November 17 and November 24, 2014.  If you are identified as a potential winner of a Tuned In Broadcasting prize within (30) thirty days of the drawing for The Vinyl Shopping with The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, you are not eligible to participate and/or win a prize in this Promotion/Giveaway. Winner may be required to provide valid, government issued identification for validation of being eligible for Promotion/Giveaway as stated herein official rules and/or to claim prize.

Employees and the immediate families of employees of Tuned In Broadcasting, its affiliates and subsidiaries, employees and the immediate families of employees of advertising and promotion agencies are ineligible.  This Promotion/Giveaway is void where prohibited by law and is subject to federal, state and local regulations.  Taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the individual winner.

Acceptance of prize offered constitutes permission to use winner’s name, voice, biographical information and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and promotion without further compensation in all media now known or hereafter discovered worldwide and on the Internet without notice or review or approval as permitted by law.

PRIZE AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE: There is a total of one (1) Grand Prize during the Promotion:

GRAND PRIZE:

Vinyl Records: $200
QUALIFYING PRIZES:

Tickets to The Black Keys show at Bridgestone Arena Dec. 8, 2014. Approximate value per ticket: $45.00

By accepting a prize, winner agrees to release and hold Tuned In Broadcasting harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injuries, death and property damage.  By participating in this Promotion/Giveaway, participants agree to be bound by the Official Rules of this Promotion/Giveaway.

For Winner information, hand print your name and complete address on a 3” x 5” card and mail to: Tuned In Broadcasting, ATTN: BLACK KEYS VINYL 1310 Clinton Street, Suite #215 Nashville TN 37203 for receipt by December 31, 2014

Winner will be announced on November 26, 2014.

 

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John Butler Trio in-studio

John Butler Trio performs “Spring to Come”, “Better Then”, and “Livin’ in the City” live in the studio.  Click here to get tickets to their show at Ryman Auditorium on November 13th.

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Ásgeir performing “Going Home” and “King and Cross”

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Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson

A few weeks ago, Lightning 100 was lucky enough to have Asgeir stop by for a visit on his way to play a Not-So-Secret Secret Show at 12th and Porter. The 22-year-old phonem from Iceland chatted with our own Lt. Dan and played two songs, “Going Home” and “Leyndarmal”—the original Icelandic version of his hit “King and Cross.”

Asgeir hails from a hamlet called Laugarbakki, about as remote a location as you can imagine producing a prodigious artist. “My town is about 40, 50 people,” he told Lt. Dan. “I grew up with Internet, but we didn’t have CD stores, or music stores, or venues. Even guitar strings, we had to drive three hours to get that.” Even so, he was able to develop prodigious songwriting skills, and his first album, Dýrð í dauðaþögn, broke several Icelandic sales records—it is estimated that ten percent of the country’s population purchased the LP. Working with American expatriate John Grant, he translated the original lyrics (written by his father) into English and released the album online as In the Silence in October 2013. For the most part, Asgeir feels as though the team was able to ensure that no meaning was lost in the translation. “[Grant] helped us a lot with it,” he said, “and kind of to get the same poetic lyrics into English it was kind of a difficult job, but he did a good job on that.” In the Silence has done well over the past year and spawned the single “King and Cross,” which has received regular airplay on Lightning 100 since its release.

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Bearheart debuts “God Only Knows”

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Bearheart

Bearheart is a Nashville based band whose song writing and instrumentation often defies the Alternative Country label that is usually assigned to them. Their musical influences range from traditional bluegrass and folk to classic country and Indie Americana rock.

Within the same set, traditional bluegrass instrumentation gives way to lap steel and heavily effected electric guitar, each of which serve the unique and emotional songwriting talents of two Alabamans, lead singer Matthew Leonhardt and multi-instrumentalist Taylor McMillen.

Mobile, AL raised McMillen is a sonic chameleon, jumping between mandolin, guitar, lap steel and occasionally has even been seen playing a length of galvanized chain. Simultaneously, he contributes back up vocals and harmonies, which are a perfect counterpoint to Leonhardt’s clear tenor voice.

In 2007, a chance encounter in a Tennessee university between Nashville native percussionist Chris Barrett and Huntsville, AL born Leonhardt began a long friendship and musical collaboration. Six years later, McMillen and Los Angeles transplant and upright bass player Craig Higgins joined, and Bearheart was formed. Between the addition of Higgins and the driving beats of Barrett, came a solidified rhythm section which filled out the band’s sound to create a well balanced experience. In early 2014, Jon Galletti, on banjo, and Brenna Fitzgerald, on fiddle, joined the ranks, which helped drive Bearheart further toward their bluegrass and folk endeavors.

Since releasing their debut self-titled EP in September 2013, they have been featured on Brite Revolution’s weekly sampler, featured on American Songwriter’s Daily Discovery page, and were selected as one of Nashville’s top 32 bands to participate in Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem 2014.

Bearheart is becoming well known and loved around Middle Tennessee with new songs that provide an old sense of familiarity.

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First Aid Kit performing “Silver Lining” and “Stay Gold”

Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit, comprised of sisters Johanna and Kiara Söderberg, stopped by the LC Studio the day after their packed out show at the Ryman. It was their first time ever performing at the Ryman and the sisters said it was “a dream come true to play there”. They performed the songs Silver Lining, the track you’ve been hearing on Lightning 100, and the title track to their new album Stay Gold in the studio.

Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes, who has been a big inspiration to the girls at an early age, produced their third album, Stay Gold, which was released back in June. “Hearing their music was like opening a door to all this folk and country music”, the girls said about Bright Eyes. They have also had the opportunity to work with Jack White, who they did a cover of his song Love Interruption during their show at the Ryman, and got to tour with him in Europe back in 2012.

Here are the videos of their live in studio performances of Silver Lining and Stay Gold.

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The Lone Bellow debut “Then Came the Morning”

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Then Came The Morning is The Lone Bellow’s title track off of their new album that is due to be released at the beginning of 2015. The follow-up album from their self-titled 2013 debut, which is produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, exhibits that they have not lost their “sleekly soaring charm”.

 

Zach Williams, the lead singer and principal songwriter, first came to songwriting during a terrible tragedy. While William’s was still living down south, his wife was devastatingly injured in a horseback riding accident, which led physicians believing that she would leave the hospital a paraplegic. Miraculously doctors at the Shepard Center in Atlanta thought otherwise and soon enough, after months of rehab, she regained the ability to walk. Throughout this catastrophe, Williams had been writing down all his thoughts into a journal and his good friend, Caleb Clardy, suggested that he turn his writings into songs. Williams expressed, “I started reading my friends these journal entries. I was writing in a kind of rhyming form because it helped to keep my mind focused. Caleb said, these are songs, man, you need to learn how to play the guitar and sing at the same time.”

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Williams and his wife decided to pack up and head to New York City to pursue their creative paths. Several of their friends followed and they created a tightly kit community in Brooklyn, where Williams started as a solo artist backed by a hired band. Following a soul-searching trip he’d taken with his wife, a pile of deeply personal songs arose. These are the songs that Williams took with him to Dizzy’s Diner in Park Slope, Brooklyn where his old friend, the Lone Bellow’s guitarist Brian Elmquist, was working. Williams had asked fellow singer Kanene Pipkin to the diner and the trio performed. It was there that Williams realized that he should quit what he was doing and “just make music with these people”. That morning was the beginning of what became the Lone Bellow.

 

Take a listen to the title track from their new album, which Williams points to a very different inspiration of Vegas-era Elvis.

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