Wells Adams

On the air:

6-10AM

Title:

Morning Show Host | Producer & Host of the615

Currently Listening To:

  • The Depressions - Pas Tout La

  • Alt J - An Awesome Wave

  • Langhorne Slim - The Way We Move

Biography

Wells Adams is an on-air personality and Morning Show host of Nashville’s independent radio, Lightning 100. Aside from entertaining his listeners on their daily morning commute, Wells also co-creates, produces, programs, and hosts a weekly local show called “the615”. "The615" focuses exclusively on Nashville bands and in between playing their music, Wells gives in depth knowledge of the tracks, the band, and other juicy bits of the local music that is found in Music City. Wells is also a contributing writer for the Nashville Magazine "Native" and writes a monthly local artist spotlight called "You Oughta Know."In 2008, Wells was a finalist for the A.I.R. (Achievement In Radio) Awards in the “Best New Talent” category. In 2011, Wells served as a contributing columnist for the music publication Brite Magazine that boasted a circulation that exceeded 20,000. Aside from being extremely comfortable near a microphone, Wells frequently jumps in front of a camera for exclusive backstage interviews, Bonnaroo correspondent videos, and the occasional impromptu goofy comedy bit.Wells started in radio early. He hosted his first radio show in High School at KSPB Radio Stevenson in California. He continued his radio work throughout college at The University of Mississippi, where he graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. During his four years in college radio, Wells hosted every show from mornings to overnights while also serving as both Music and Program Director.In his free time, Wells enjoys hunting, sports, traveling, playing his guitar and listening to live music.

Recent Posts

the615 04/21/14

Episode94. the615 04/21/14

Local Artist of the week- Playing Soulshine 04/25/13
Aj & the Jiggawatts – Get Wild – Aj & The Jiggawatts

Dj Picks
Hammel – Matthew Perryman Jones – Waking Up The Dead – (Wed. Benefit: Love for the Cowarts w/ Brady Toops & Remedy Drive)
Wells – Dean Fields- Maps- Yeah Yeah Yeah’s cover

This Just In
Cory Bishop- Carolina- Cory Bishop
Boom Forest- Wooden Heart

Live in the Lightning 100 studios KOA – Single Release show tonight at Mercy Lounge 4/21/14 w/ Abby and the Guise, and The Case Study
KOA Live- Lover
KOA- False Calls- Single

Jack White- Lazaretto- Lazaretto

Bands Around Town – On Tap Showcase Thursday 4/24 at Tin Roof, FREE 8pm- Jonny P, Heavy Heavy Hearts & Bearheart
Heavy Heavy Hearts- Find Your Way
Bearheart- Before I Die

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Jack White Makes And Breaks A Record

In my 14+ years in radio I have seen and heard a lot of cool stuff.  I’ve played soccer with Michael Franti, I’ve made a music video on a golf cart at Bonnaroo, I’ve seen Band of Horses play on the Nashville Symphony stage with 50 other people, I’ve enjoyed a hazy Red Hot Chili Peppers set from the pit with McLovin and the guys from Workaholics with countless other moments etched into my memory that continue to remind me that I have the best job on the planet.  If you asked me last week to quantify or rank my favorite music moment thus far, I would not be able to give you a straight answer…that is until #RSD2014. On April 19th 2014 (Record Store Day 2014) Jack decided to break the record for the fasted record ever made.   I was a witness and this is what happened.

Here is the setlist from #RSD2014:

  1. High Ball Stepper
  2. Lazaretto
  3. Power of My Love
  4. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
  5. Freedom at 21
  6. Three Women
  7. Weep Themselves to Sleep
  8. Love Interruption
  9. Hello Operator
  10. Just One Drink
  11. Hotel Yorba
  12. Would You Fight for My Love

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The Tasting Bar — Easter Special

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop bring in drinks that will pair perfectly with your Easter celebration.

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Missed Connections on the Morning Show

The Lightning 100 intern band (Casual Encounters) turned a Craigslist “Missed Connection” into an amazing song!

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the615 04/14/14

Episode93. the615 04/14/14

Local Artist of the week- “Brought to you by CollegeBookRenter.com Rent the book own the knowledge”- Playing Soulshine 04/18/13
Dean Fields – More Than I Deserve

Dj Picks
Hammel – Aj & the Jiggawatts – Get Wild – Aj & The Jiggawatts
Wells – Charlie- Love’s Like A Whiskey- (Playin Live Saturday a the The Basement CD release show 4/20 w/ Work Drugs, Teen Men, and Bern Kelly)

Live in the Lightning 100 Studios – Lulu Mae
Lulu Mae Live- Memphis Woman
Lulu Mae- Mean River- Mean River

Bands Around Town- Music City Mayhem fantastic 5 Showdown Saturday 4/19/14 at Pavillion East gates open at 4pm
Phin – Those Killers
Farwell Flight – Scarecrow
What Up Einglish – Things You Say To Me
Cooper And The Jam – I Wanna Love You
Safe In Blue(Wild Card) – Song I Believe In

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The Tasting Bar — Cumberland Cask — 4/11/14

Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop once again wow us with some amazing and LOCAL spirits.  Today we try Tennessee’s own Cumberland Cask Whiskey and Dave makes Wells a delicious drink called The Appalachian.

The Appalachian

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the615 4/7/14

Episode92. the615 04/7/14

Local Artist of the week- Playing Soulshine Friday 4/11/13 at 7pm
Justin Forrest – City Life – Chapters

Dj Picks
Hammel – All Them Witches – Charles William – Lightning At The Door
Wells – Sam Palladio- Driftwood- (Playin Live Sunday 4/13 at 3rd & Lindsley w/ Ben Taylor)

This Just In
Trapper Haskins & the Bitter Swill- Hard Luck Angel- Alluvium
Earl Burrows – Set The Sail
Mateja- Bones And Flesh- Mateja EP

 Live in the Lightning 100 Studios – Repeat Repeat *repeat repeat ALBUM RELEASE PARTY w. BLANK RANGE // EL EL // CHURCHYARD- Playin’ Live 4/12 Mercy Lounge Saturday- 8pm
Repeat Repeat- Chemical Reaction- Bad Latitude

Bands Around Town
Marathon Village Block Party- Saturday 4/12 – Gates open at 3, music at 5. The Wild Feathers, The Apache Relay, Sol Cat, Roots Of A Rebellion, Matt Walberg & The Living Situation. Tickets here
The Wild Feathers- How

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The Tasting Bar — Repeat Wine and Casamigos Tequila 4.4.14

This week on The Tasting Bar– Lisa tells us about an Australian red wine blend from the good folks at Repeat and Dave mixes us a margarita from George Clooney’s tequila called Casamigos! Make sure to visit The Bottle Shop to taste all of these amazing drinks!

Cranberry MargaritaMi Casa

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The Tasting Bar 3/28/14 — “Sweet” 16

 

Is your March Madness bracket busted? Us too!  Drink your woes away with a couple “sweet” 16 options from Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop.  This week we try a few Sangria’s from Eppa and a delicious Dominican rum from Kirk & Sweeney.

Rum Cocktail

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the615 03/24/14

Episode90. the615 03/24/14

Local Artist of the week- Brought to you by CollegeBookRenter.com
Kate Tucker & The Sons Of Sweden- Blue Hotel- The Shape The Color The Feel (Playin’ live Friday 3/28 at Soulshine Pizza at 7pm)

Dj Picks
Hammel - Tommy & The Whale – Blackout
Wells – Justin Klump- The Night Is Young – The Night Is Young

This Just In
Creature Comfort- All My Friends-Fox Tales
Stacey Randol- Fables – Fables
Staying For The Weekend- Roller Coaster

Bands Around Town
El El- 40 Watt – (Playin’ Live Sunday 3/30/14 at 3rd & Lindsley w/ Matrimone)
Jason White- The Alabi – (Playin Live Friday 3/28/14 at The Rutledge w/ Jace Everett and Leigh Nash)
Kyle Andrews- Turn Up The Radio- (Playin’ Live Thursday 2/27/14 at Foo Bar w/ Vitek andWinter Sounds)
Dave Barnes-Little Lies- (Playin’ Live Tuesday 3/25/14 at The Listening Room with Steve Moakler , Ben Rector and Andrew Ripp)
Los Colognes- Working Together – (Playin’ Live Wednesday 3/26/14 at The 5 Spot)

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Patrick Carney of The Black Keys — “Turn Blue”

Patrick Carney of The Black Keys came into the Lightning 100 studios to talk about Justin Bieber, Bruce Jenner, Captain Beefheart, clowns, his Instagram account and the new Black Keys record called “Turn Blue.”

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The Tasting Bar 3/21/14

Now that Spring has officially sprung, Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop stopped by the morning show to talk refreshing gin cocktails and four great red wines that you can get for under $10.

1920 Gin Fizz Uncle Val's Bot Refreshener

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the615 03/17/14

Episode89. the615 03/17/14

Local Artist of the week- (“Brought to you by CollegeBookRenter.com Rent the book own the knowledge”- Playing Soulshine 01/28/13)
Jillian Edwards- Daydream-(Playin’ live Friday 3/21 at Soulshine Pizza at 7pm)

Dj Picks
Lt. Dan – Roman Candle- End Of The Street- Debris
Wells –  The Apache Relay- Don’t Leave Me Now- The Apache Relay( Out Saturday 4/22/14)

This Just In
Afterlife Parade- Black Woods, White Beach-  Death & Rebirth
Repeat Repeat- Not The One
Wild Cub- Colour- Youth

Live in the Lightning 100 Studios – Space Capone
Space Capone Live- Dudes Approve
Space Capone- Back To The House- Space Capone

Bands Around Town
Kate Tucker & The Sons Of Sweden- Blue Hotel- The Shape The Color The Feel-  (Playin’ Live Thursday 3/20/14 at Tin Roof Nashville w/ Dear Salem, Easy Rosco)
Great Peacock- Take Me to The Mountain- (Playin’ live Sunday 3/23 w/ Lindi Ortega at 3rd & Lindsley Sunday)

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The Tasting Bar — St. Paddy’s Day Special

Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day, Dave and Lisa from the The Bottle Shop show us how to “class up” St. Paddy’s Day!

Fair Maiden Irish Ginger Tipperary

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the615 3/10/14 Music City Mayhem Selection Show 2014

Lightning 100 Presents the 6th annual Music City Mayhem! The on air competition begins Monday 3/17/14 at 9am. 32 artists will participate in this year’s tournament. This year’s grand prize winner gets a spot at Live On The Green 2014, 3 days studio time with an engineer from Soundstage Studios and a song played in heavy rotation on Lightning 100 for a month! Here are the final 32.

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The Tasting Bar 3/7/14 with Brooklyn Brewery

Join us this Friday morning for a special episode of The Tasting Bar with Andrew Gerson from Brooklyn Brewery.  Today we are going to talk high gravity beers and make a really tasty drink called the “Brooklyn Squall.”

Brooklyn Squall

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the615 03/3/14

Episode87. the615 03/3/14

Local Artist of the week- Playing Soulshine 03/7/14
Colony House- Keep On Keeping On-(Playin’ live Friday 3/7 at Soulshine Pizza at 7pm)

Dj Picks
Hammel – Kyshona Armstrong- Al Marie
Wells – The Delta Saints- Paradise (John Prine cover)

 This Just In
Jeffrey James- I’m Wide Awake- I’m Wide Awake EP(Out this Tuesday- Playin Live April 9th, at 12th and Porter with Justin Forrest)

Live in the Lightning 100 Studios
St. Paul & the Broken Bones- Call Me- Live from our Not so secret show

Bands Around Town
Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes- Sun Goes Out- Kid Tiger (Playing Live Saturday 3/8/14 at Exit In w/ Blank Range and Alanna Royale)
The Young International- More Of The Same (Playing live tonight 3/3/14 Road to Bonnaroo 2014)
Robert Ellis- Tour Song- (Playing tonight at the Basement w/ T Hardy Morris and Sam Smith)
Diamond Carter- Let Yourself Be Loved- Playin Live Wednesday 3/5/14 at 12th & Porter)
The Wood Brothers- Luckiest Man- Playin Live Friday 3/7/14 at 3rd & Lindsley with Brigitte DeMeyer
Repeat Repeat- 12345678 (Playing live tonight 3/3/14 Road to Bonnaroo 2014)

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The Tasting Bar 2/28/14

Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop stopped by the Lightning studios to talk spirits in a new morning show feature we are calling The Tasting Bar!  This week we are talking Sauvignon Blac, Bourbon and Rye Whiskey.


Gentleman's Envy

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the615 2/24/14

Episode86. the615 02/24/14

Local Artist of the week- Playing Soulshine 01/28/13
Majestico- I Just Want To-(Playin’ live Friday 2/28 at Soulshine Pizza at 7pm)

Dj Picks
Hammel – Twiggs – Train (Playin Thur @ Tin Roof for On-Tap)
Wells – Amy Stroup- Back Burner- Tunnel (Playin’ Wednesday 2/26/14 at Mercy Lounge w/ Lenacha and Tom Jordan

This Just In
Justin Forrest – City Life – Chapters- (Happy Birthday Twitter)
Katie Herzig- Walk Through Walls- Walk Through Walls
The By Gods – We’re Going All Night – Moderate Rock

Live in the Lightning 100 Studios -Andrew Leahey & the Homestead
Andrew Leahey live- The Good Life
Andrew Leahey and the Homestead- Little In Love- Summer Sleeve

Bands Around Town
The Daily Howl – Make Your Colors Run (Playin Live Thursday 2/27/14 at Tin Roof w/ Smooth Hound Smith and The Twiggs)
The Delta Saints – Cigarette (Playin’ Live Friday 2/28(Humming House & Boom forest( and Saturday 3/1(Joe Robinson & Omega Swan) at Exit/In
Honey Locust- Walking Shoes (CD release show Friday 2/28 at Stone Fox)

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The Tasting Bar 2/21/14

Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop stopped by the Lightning studios to talk spirits in a new morning show feature we are calling The Tasting Bar!  This week we are talking Texas Whiskey and Canadian Apple Cider.

Cider on IceSnake Bite

Poor Man's Velvet

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the615 01/17/14

Episode85. the615 01/17/14

Local Artist of the week- Playing Soulshine 01/31/13
Rebecca Roubion- This Is What Love Looks Like (Playin’ live Friday 2/21 at Soulshine Pizza at 7pm)

Dj Picks
Hammel -Natalie Prass – So Silent So Strong – Sense of Transcendence (Playin’ live Saturday 2/22/14 at The Stone Fox)
Wells – Sam Stringfield- No Cocaine On Sunday

This Just In
Two Blushing Pilgrims – Divided Rivals
The Cunning – Never Seen A Woman
The Oak Creek Band- Pixelated- XI

Live in the Lightning 100 Studios -Corry Branan
Cory Branan- Karen’s Song- Mutt
Cory Branan- Meantime blues- Yet To Be Released

Bands Around Town
Turbo Fruits-Gamble Tamble- Butter (Playin’ Live Friday 2/21/14 at Marathon Music Works w/ Hard Working Americans
Hard Working Americans- Down To The Well ((Playin’ Live Friday 2/21/14 at Marathon Music Works w/ Turbo Fruits)
Ben Cameron – I Think I Know I Love You (Playin’ Live Thursday 2/20/14 at The 5 Spot)

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The Tasting Bar Valentines Special!

2.14 grouping of products croppedLisa and Dave from The Bottle Shop stopped by the Lightning 100 studios to talk about a few drinks that would be perfect for Valentines day!  Listen all Friday morning the recipes.

Red Rouge Cocktail
2 Parts Kasteel Rouge
1 Part Rouge Double Chocolate Stout
B&E Spiced Cherry Manhattan
In a cocktail shaker (or glass) with ice, mix:
2 Parts St. George B&E Bourbon
1 Part Dolin Sweet Vermouth
3 dashes Woodford Reserve Spiced Cherry Bitters
(gently stir or shake)
Strain into a martini glass
Add a twist of orange (if desired)

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the615 01/10/14

Episode84. the615 01/10/14

Local Artist of the week
Feedback Revival- Beautiful Life-Feedback Revival-(Playin’ live Friday 2/14 at Soulshine Pizza at 7pm)

Dj Picks
Hammel – Peyton Parker & Jon Latham – The Braver Man
Wells – What Up English- Summer-By the Way You Look

This Just In
Judson- Moon Pie
Dean Fields – More Than I Deserve – Any Minute Now

Live in the Lightning 100 Studios -Kate Tucker + The Sons Of Sweden
Kate Tucker- Blue Hotel- The Shape The Color The Feel
Kate Tucker - Island of the Misfit – The Shape The Color The Feel

Bands Around Town
Mercy Bell- Dirty Keds (Playin’ Live Tuesday 2/11 @ Basement)
That’s My Kid- When You Gonna Go (Playin’ live tonight at Mercy for 8 off 8th w/ Radar Vs. Wolf, Lines In the Sky, Switchmen and more)
Alan Thompson Band- Dirt To Dust- (Playin’ live Sunday 2/16 at Exit/In w/ Band, Cory Branan, & Lucero)

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the615 02/03/14

Episode83. the615 02/03/14

Local Artist of the week- Playing Soulshine 02/07/13 at 7:15)
KOA- Cool It Down- Cool It Down

Dj Picks
Hammel – Dan Tedesco – Favorite Of All Time – Death In The Valley (out 2/4/14)
Wells – Jonny P- Drive

This Just In
Carly Koehn- Who’s Sorry Now
Kynlie – You & Me – The In Between E.P.
Bear In The Campsite – Nothing At All – Hotel Infinity

Live in the Lightning 100 Studios
Roots Of A Rebellion live- Charleston

Bands Around Town
Ranch Ghost- Ragged Mile (Playin’ Live Thursday 2/6 at South on Demonbreun)
Farewell Flight- Scarecrow- I Was A Ghost-  (Playin’ Live CD release show Thurs, Feb. 6 at High Watt w/ Joy of Painting and Lorien)
Hotel War- Casino ( Playin’ Live at 12th & Porter Saturday 2/8/14)
Shy Guy- Off and On- (Road to bonnaroo 2/3/14 at Mercy Lounge w/ Blank Range, Elise Davis, The Get Togethers, Goodbye June, Majestico, Meth Dad, modoc, Then Vibes, The Wans)

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the615 01/27/14

Episode82. the615 01/27/14

Local Artist of the week- Playing Soulshine Friday 01/31/13
Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes- Sun Goes Out- Kid Tiger (CD Release show at Exit/In March 8th w/ Alanna Royale & Blank Range)

Dj Picks
Hammel – Fly Golden Eagle – Pstche’s Dagger – Swagger
Wells – Buffalo Clover – The Ruse -Test Your Love

This Just In
Lance & Lea – Seventeen Lives – Lance & Lea
Colony House- Keep On Moving On
Justin & the Cosmics- Cutter Blues

Live in the Lightning 100 Studios Feedback Revival – (CD release show Thursday 1/30/13 at High Watt w/ Kim Logan, EL EL, Bones Owens and Queens BLVD)

Feedback Revival live- Beautiful Life
FeedBack Revival- Carry On- Feedback Revival

Bands Around Town
Tesla Rosa- Wishes(Playin’ Live Thursday at 12 & Porter w/ Blank Range and Marc Scibilia- Team Green Resolution Social)
Moseley- Faith. Full- (Playin’ Live Saturday 2/1/14 at Marathon Music Works for Beer Bacon & Burlesque noon-6)
The Whigs – Waiting- (Playin’ live  Saturday 2/1/13 at Exit/In)

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