Wells Adams

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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


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 08/18/14

Episode112. the615 08/18/14

Local Artist of the week
The Whistles & The Bells –
Mercy Please

Dj Picks
Hammel -Cory Branan – Meantime Blues – No Hit Wonder (Sat @ High Watt)
Wells – Steve Moakler – Damn, Do I Think About You

This Just In
Michael McQuaid – SleepwalkingHeart & Soul (Video for this song)
Thad Kopec – Noble Neighbor – Noble Neighbor
Jared Mitchell – Drive

Live in LC Studio
Wild Cub(live) – Thunder Clatter
WildCub(live) – Colour

Bands Around Town
Goodbye June – Daisy (Playin’ Live Thursday 8/21/14 at Public Square Park with The Head & The Heart and Wild Cub)
KOA- Cool It Down (Playin’ Live Wednesday 8/20/14 at Tin Roof Nashville w/ Coat Tales & Chris Carpenter. FREE 8pm)
Coat Tales – Who Need Beauty (Playin’ Live Wednesday 8/20/14 at Tin Roof Nashville w/ KOA & Chris Carpenter. FREE 8pm)
Rayland Baxter – Olivia (Playin’ Live Saturday 8/23/14 at Stone Fox for Nashville Outlines w/ William Tyler Band, Blank Range, Rayland Baxter, Sol Cat, Music Band, The Paperhead, ELEL, Andrew Leahey and the Homestead and Kelsey Waldon)


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The Tasting Bar — High Gravity Beer

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop shows us some fantastic high gravity beers from the good folks at New Belgium.


Live On The Green — Not just for adults!

Mr. Steve stopped by the Lightning 100 Studio to get all the kids ready for Live On The Green 2014! Enjoy his song “Don’t Text And Drive.”

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the615 08/11/14

Episode111. the615 08/11/14

Local Artist of the week
Farewell Flight – Scarecrow

Dj Picks
LT DAN - sElf – Gonna Rock – Super Fake Nice
Wells - Golden Youth – We Are Alive

This Just In
Cory Branan – The Only You- The No-Hit Wonder
Jody Mulgrew & the Skeleton Crew – California – Let Them Talk
Bearheart – God Only Knows

Live Lightning (Live from Nashville Sunday Night)

The Weeks – Brother In The Night, The House We Grew Up In (Playin’ Live On The Green Thursday 8.14.14 at Public Square Park w/ Spanish Gold and City and Clolour)

Bands Around Town
Jonny Fritz – Goodbye Summer (Playin’ Live on Saturday 8.16.14 at Exit/In w/ Roger Alan Wade & Birdcloud)
Gabe Dixon – Till You’re Gone (Playin’ Live Saturday 8.16.14 at 3rd & Lindsley with Shannon LaBrie and Korby Lenker )
Korby Lenker – My Little Life (Playin’ Live Wednesday 8.13.14 at The Building)



The Tasting Bar — 4 for $40 Mystery Wines

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop rolls out even more crazy savings with a 4 for $40 wine pack.  The Savings this week are so good that the distributors didn’t want us to say what wines were included!  #MysteryWines!


the615 08/04/14

Episode 110. the615 08/04/14

Local Artist of the week
Juliana – Red Hot BluesSlow Love ( Playin’ live Friday 8/8/14 at Pour House Nashville 6:30 FREE show)

Dj Picks
Hammel - James Wallace & The Naked Light - To The River (Playin’ Live Friday 8/8/14 at Stone Fox w/ Floating Action & Cotton Jones)
Wells - Jet Black Alley Cat – Poison (Formerly known as Tell Romeo I Hate Him)

This Just In
Juhi – Tomorrow Night – Stress Case Ep
Rorey Carroll – Away – Hotel Room Demo

Live in the LC Studio Roots Of A Rebellion (CD Release show Friday 8/8/14 at The Basement with Charlie Witten and Omega Swan)
(Live) -
ROAR – Charleston – Heartifact

Bands Around Town
Poly – Shears (Playin’ Live Thursday 8/7/14 at  High Watt w/ Jay Brannan)
Repeat Repeat -  Chemical Reaction (Free show Friday 8/8/14 at High Watt after Comedian Kyle Kinane)
The Cunning – Never Seen A Woman (Playin’ Live Thursday 8/7/14 at Exit/IN w/ Kiernan McMullan and Betsey Long)
The Alarms (Playin’ Live Saturdayt 8/9/14 at Stone Fox “Real Tough Love” Album Release w/ Jordan Hull, No Regrets Coyote, & Juliana)

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The Tasting Bar — Devotion Vodka 8/1/14

This week on #TheTastingBar Dave from The Bottle Shop introduces us to a cool new flavored Vodka company called Devotion and shows us how to make a drink called The Black And Blue!

Black and Blue


the615 07/28/14

Episode 109. the615 07/28/14

Local Artist of the week
SEXX- Surf City

Dj Picks
Hammel - Hotpipes - Future Bolt
Wells - Paul McDonald & Nikki Reed - All I’m Asking – I’m Not Falling

This Just In
The Wans – I Can’t Fix You
Hannah Fairlight – Restless Heart – Creatures Of Habit
Laura Reed – Wake Up- The Awakening
Daphne Willis – People That Matter – Live To Try

Live in the Lightning 100 Blackfoot Gypsies – On The Loose (Playing The Exit/In on Monday July 28 w/ Bob Log III and Pork Torta)
Blackfoot Gypsies (Live)- Pork Rinds
Blackfoot Gypsies – I Don’t Know About You – On The Loose

Bands Around Town
Great Peacock – Take Me To the Mountain(Playin’ Live w/ Belle Adair & Erin Rae on Saturday 8/2/14 at Stone Fox)
Switchmen – I Don’t Know(Playin’ Live Thursday 7/31 at Exit/In w/ Hotel War, Gorilla Baby
Hotel War- Casino(Playin’ Live Thursday 7/31 at Exit/In w/ Switchmen, Gorilla Baby
All Them Witches – The Urn (Playin’ Live Saturday at Grimes New & Preloved Records)


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The Tasting Bar — Eli Mason Cocktail Mixers & Syrups 7/25/14

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop brings his good friend Luke to the Lightning 100 studio.  Luke is the owner of Eli Mason, a company that specializes cocktail mixers and syrups.  Today Luke shows the guys how to make the “Idiot Proof” Ole Fashioned and a refreshing Seaside Smash.

Eli Old FashionEli Seaside Smash



the615 07/21/14

Episode107. the615 07/21/14

Local Artist of the week-
INTL – Spitfire (Playin’ a FREE show 6:30pm Friday 7/25/14 at Pour House Nashville. Download Spitfire for FREE at  Lightning100.com)

Dj Picks
Hammel - Daniella Mason – Technicolor
Wells - Jason Isbell – Live Oak - Southeastern

This Just In
Wes Speight - Skin Glue – Transmigration
The Colored Parade – An Unlikely Affair – And The Walls Of The City Will Shake
Waterfall Wash – Foreign Chords – Foreign Chords

Live in the Lightning 100 studio Colony House
Colony House (live)- Silhouettes
Colony HouseSecond Guessing GamesWhen I Was Younger

Bands Around Town
Earl Burrows- Set The Sail(Playin’ Live w/ Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden and Tetherball at Playin’ Mercy Lounge Wednesday 7/23/14)
Diarrhea Planet – Kids - (Playin’ Red Bull Sound Select at Exit/In on Friday 7/25 w/ Blank Range & Music Band)
The Vespers – Not So Nice (Playin’ The Basement Monday 7/21 w/ Anderson East)


the615 6/30/14

the615 6.30.14 “Exploring Nashville’s Indie Scene” Episode 105

Local Artist of The Week
Lauren Farrah- Whittle You Down

DJ Picks
Hammel- Hotpipes- For Cowboy
Lt. Dan- Self- Runaway- Super Fake Nice

This Just In
Liz Ciopper & The Stampede – Monsters – Monsters
Future Thieves – Secret – Future Thieves EP
Kristen Wright – High Wire – In The Year Of Letting Go

Live In the Lightning 100 Studios
AJ & The Jiggawatts – Get Wild- It Is What It Is

Bands Around Town
Coat Tales – Who Needs Beauty
Majestico – I Just Want To
The Allen Thompson Band – Dirt To Dust


The Tasting Bar — Craft Sodas 7.18.14

Dave from The Bottle Shop brings some awesome new craft sodas by the Lightning 100 studios. We sampled Fentimans Mandarin and Orange Jigger, Pure Soda Works’ Honey Lime, and Fever Tree’s Ginger Beer. We also mixed up a Rumosa, a rum mimosa, and The Bottle Shops’ version of a Dark and Stormy Night.

BSAM darknstormy Rum-osa


the615 07/14/14

Episode106. the615 07/14/14

Local Artist of the week
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes –
Phantoms - Kid Tiger ( Playin’ Live Friday 7/18/14 at Pourhouse Nashville at 6:30pm)

Dj Picks
Hammel - Golden Youth – Where’s Your Heart Gone? – (New Single)
Wells - That’s My Kid – Sugar – New demos

This Just In
Emerson Hart- Another Life- Beauty in Disrepair
Griffin Peterson- Living A Lie – Maybe Someday -(bluesy song, rest of the record is a bit more mellow)
Aliza Carter Band – Foxtrails – Clearer
David Curtis – Numbered Days

Bands Around Town (On Tap Thursday 7/17/14 at Tin Roof Nashville FREE)
Future Thieves – Secrets – Future Thieves E.P.
Kirsten Arian – Figured Me Out
James + The Wild Spirit -
Silver Tounge

Boy Named Banjo- State Lines – Long Story Short (Played live 7/14/14 at The Basement)

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The Tasting Bar — Liquor Store Oddities 7/11/14

We’ve all done it…walked into a liquor store and said “what the heck is that!”  Today Dave from The Bottle Shop tells us about some Liquor store oddities like Bakon, Ole Smokey Moonshine Cherries and Viniq.


The Tasting Bar — 4th of July Special!

In honor of The 4th of July weekend, we are going patriotic on The Tasting Bar this week!  Dave from The Bottle Shop brings in some Red, White and Blue Buzz Balls and shows us his very favorite vodka from Texas called Deep Eddy. ‘Merica!  Don’t forget, liquor stores will be CLOSED on July 4th.


Ode to Tim Howard

A song written for our “Secretary of Defense” Tim Howard.
**Certain statistics and ratios may be skewed because of delicious Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy**


the615 06/30/14

Episode104. the615 06/30/14

Dj Picks
Hammel - Trent Rice – Hickory Hollow – Hickory Hollow
Wells - The Cold Stares - Fire In The Sand

This Just In

The Paranormals – Carolina – Tomahawk(Playin’ Live Saturday July 5 High Watt w/ The Cunning & Commitment Bells)
Geoffrey Louis Koch -Gold Dust-Follow The Voices (released Last week)
Derek Johnson – Waterfall
Boy Named Banjo – State Lines – Long Story Short

Live in the Lightning 100 Old Crow Medicine Show- Remedy out tomorrow
Old Crow Medicine Show(Live) – Sweet Amaretto
Old Crow Medicine Show(Live) – The Warden

Bands Around Town
The Delta Saints - Out To See – Death Letter Jubilee (Playin’ Live Thursday 7/3/14 at Tin Roof Nashville w/ Jamestown Revival, Goodbye June and Wind And The Wave)
Goodbye June – Daisy (Playin’ Live Thursday 7/3/14 at Tin Roof Nashville w/ Jamestown Revival, The Delta Saints and Wind And The Wave)
Colony House – Silhouettes – (Playin’ Live Sunday 7/6/14 at 3rd & Lindsley w/ Bad Suns)

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The Tasting Bar — 4 for $40 Wines 6/27/14

On The Tasting Bar this morning, Dave from The Bottle Shop hooks it up with the biggest savings of the year with this weeks 4 for $40 wines!  This week we are checking out 2 wines from Tower 15, an Argentine wine called Postales Del Fin Del Mundo and a French red called Les Heretiques.


the615 06/23/14

Episode103. the615 06/23/14

Local Artist of the week
Afterlife Parade- Conquer It All

Dj Picks
Hammel - Peyton Parker & Jon Latham – The Braver Man
Wells - That’s My Kid – When You Gonna Go

This Just In
Sol Cat- Bread On The Table (Playin’Live Monday 6/23/14 at High Watt w/ Rayland Baxter, Ranch Ghost, & more!)
Braverhalf – Alone

Live in the Lightning 100 Carolina Story
Carolina Story(Live)- Crash And Burn
Carolina Story- I Won’t Let You Down- Chapter Two

Bands Around Town
Derobert & the Half-Truths- My Momma Told Me – (Playin’ live TN Brew Works Block Party (Sat Noon-8, L100 there 3-5) w/ Guthrie Brown, Lulu Mae, Aj & the Jiggawatts
Boom Forest- Wooden Heart (Playin’ Live  Friday at The Basement Red Bull Sound Select w/ Langhorne Slim, Boom Forest, & Buffalo Rodeo)


The Tasting Bar — World Cup Wine and Sippin’ Rum

With The World Cup underway, Dave from The Bottle Shop opened up The Tasting Bar on The Morning show with 3 wines from soccer powerhouses: Italy, Spain and France.  Of course summer is on everyone’s mind, so the guys tried out a few high quality “sippin’ Rums,” perfect for any tropical getaway.  Cheers!


the615 6/16/14 Post Bonnaroo Special

Episode102. the615 0616/14 Post Bonnaroo Special

 Local Artist of the week-
Justin Klump
- The Night Is Young – The Night Is Young

 Local Bands that killed at Bonnaroo this year!
The Wood Brothers- Luckiest Man
Fly Golden Eagle- Psyche’s Dagger
ELEL- 40 Watt
John & Jacob- Be My Gril
Blank Range- Scrapin’
Jack White- Sixteen Saltines – Blunderbus
Diarrhea Planet- Kids
Kansas Bible Co.- Jesus The Horse Thief
The Wild Feathers- How
The Weeks- Slave To The South
J Roddy Walston & The Business- Same Days


Wells’ Top 10 Favorite Bonnaroo Videos!

1. #1 has got to be our Apache Relay golf cart video.  Brian the web guy and I dreamed up this idea very late one night at Bonnaroo.  I taped the mic to the back of the cart and we had 4 cameras on this ride.  It will forever be my favorite moment on the farm.

2. This was one of the 1st videos Brian the web guy and I made.  It still makes me laugh.  Apparently there is a lot of poo and drugs in the water…

3. 17 things I forgot to take to Bonnaroo.  You should know I was really into Alt J at the time this video was made.  Alt J…and tank tops.  Pickle?

4. Moon Taxi singing the Bonnaroo song in a ….wait for it…port-o-john.  Anyone who has been to the Roo knows that Port-o-potties aren’t meant for extended visits.  We got this in one shot, I ran sound sitting on the ground.  It was gross and awesome all at once.

5. #5 has got to be The Punch Brothers and Sarah Jaroz playing “Cry Cry Darling” in the radio compound.  Sometimes things just happen really organically and this was one of those times.  Chris Thile of  The Punch Brothers had been mixing drinks for everyone all night and decided he wanted to jam with 19 year old Sarah Jaroz.  I was so happy to have been there for this!

6. This was the 1st time me and B-dub got to meet The Weeks.  We were fans instantly!

7. I loved the Ben Sollee video from CenteRoo.  There were a bunch of folks hanging under the shade tree just waiting for the next band to play The Which Stage, little did they know they were getting awesome seats to a really cool show.  I really like his theory of how the Globe burned down as well.

8. I have never had so much fun running sound for a shoot.  Cheer Up Charlie Daniels cracks me up!

9. We like hip hop at Lightning 100 too!  Chancellor Warhol is one bad dude.

10.  As far as song writing goes, Caitlin Rose’s Shanghai Cigarettes is about as good as it gets.

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The Tasting Bar — Father’s Day Special

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop shows what the perfect gift for Dad would be for Father’s Day.  We try some smooth tasting spirits from Blantons, Rowan’s Creek and Whiskey Pig.  For the Scotch lover, Dave shows us the Glenlivet box set!


the615 06/9/14 Episode 100.1 Celebration!

Episode100.1. the615 06/9/14
100.1 Celebration FREE show at Marathon Music Works sponsored by SouthlandSE

The Weeks – Brother In The Night- Gutter Gaunt Gangster
Leagues – Spotlight - You Belong Here
Buffalo Clover – Truthfullness – Test Your Love

Dj Picks
Hammel - Matt Hectorne & The Family Tree – Ease My Mind – Show Your Love
Wells - Thom Donovan – Shipwreck (Canon Album Release Party Wednesday 6/11/14 at The Basement)

This Just In
Jennie Willoughby – Honey – For The Birds
Sam Hunter & The Two Tones- Loveboat Baby
MBSB- Keys To The Kingdom- The Kids Are Gone

Moon Taxi – Running Wild (Playing SoundlandSE Wednesday 6/11/14 at Marathon Music Works FREE)

Bands Playing Bonnaroo!
EL EL – 40 Watt
Blank Range –
Last Crash Landing – Phase 2


The Tasting Bar — Corsair Mixology

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop brought over Austin from Nashville’s own Corsair to show us how to make two delicious drinks.  The 1st being a Corsair Collins and Austin’s Smoky Bloody Mary.

Corsair Collins SMokey Bloody


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