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 5/18/15

Episode151. the615 5/18/15

Local Artist of the week
Jesse Lafser –  Jack Hat Blues- Raised On The Plains

Dj Picks
Hammel - Kai Welch – Perpetually Out of Fashion – Perpetually Out of Fashion (EP release Saturday 5/23/15 @ Stone Fox w/ Agagail Washburn & Thomas Jamas)
Wells -Langhorne Slim & the Law – Strangers (The Spirit Moves out Aug 7th)

This Just In
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
- The Traveling Kind – The Traveling Kind
Bandit – Losing In A SenseOf Life (Sat @ The End)

Live in the LC studios – Liza Anne
Liza Anne
(Live) – Northern Wind
Liza Anne - Take It Back – 2

Bands Around Town – On Tap Thursday at Tin Roof 5/21/15 8pm
The Orchardist - Break Us
Somebody’s Darling – Bad Bad
Foster Mcginty - Palmoa’s


You Have Reservations with Chef Tyler from Capitol Grille

This week on You Have Reservations Wells brings in Chef Tyler Brown from Capitol Grille.


the615 5/11/15

Episode 150. the615 5/11/15
Local Artist of the week
Anna Haas –  Woman of the Wild

Dj Picks
Hammel - Golden Youth – In A Dream
Wells - Tripple – Never Began

This Just In
Wilson - Feels Like Home
Darrell Scott - I’ve Got To Leave You Now – Songs of Ben Bullington

Live in the LC studios – Great Peacock
Great Peacock
(Live) – Broken-Hearted Fool
Great Peacock - Making Ghosts – Making Ghosts

Road To Bonnaroo Nashville Winner- Moving on To Knoxville
Future Thieves – Secret (live)

Bands Around Town
Firekid – Magic Mountain (Communion Nashville – Thurs 8 PM @ High Watt – Peter Matthew Bauer, Marty O’Reilly, Modern Inventors, Lost Lander, & Firekid)


You Have Reservations w/ Chef Debbie from 8 Lavender Lane

Spicy Shrimp and 10 Hour White Cheddar Grits
For Grits
4 – 5 C Chicken Stock
1 C Stone Ground Grits
2 oz White Wine
3-4 oz Heavy Cream
4 oz Sharp White Cheddar, Finley Shredded
1 oz Unsalted Butter
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Bring 4 C stock to a boil, add grits string constantly. Return to a boil and cook for 15 minutes on stove top. Remove grits from pot and place in oven proof dish, cover tightly with foil and place into a 200*F oven. Allow grits to bake for 10 hours, stir grits 1/2 way trough and add more stock if needed.
Remove grits and add in remaining ingredients stirring until creamy. Return to oven to keep warm.

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You Have Reservations With Trey Cioccia from The Farm House

This week on You Have Reservations, Wells has head Chef Trey Cioccia from The Farm House on the Morning Show.  Trey shows off his Pork-belly pop-tart.


the615 5/04/15

Episode149. the615 5/04/15

Local Artist of the week
Myyra –  All about You

Dj Picks
Hammel - Cassidy Ford – Pick You Up
Wells - The Band Lewis – Down in the Palace

This Just In
Sugar and the Hi Lows – High Roller – High Roller
Jordan Hull – King Of Swing – Who’s Gonna Teach You How To Live
Colin Elmore & the Danville Train – The Wild Blue

Live in the LC studios – Nick from American Born Moonshine “Moonshine Margaritas”

Bands Around Town – Road To Bonnaroo - Exit/In Wednesday 5/6/15 at 7pm
Super Shaker – Kong
Natural Forces – Got And Gone – Animal
That’s My Kid –  Come On
Future Thieves – Secret


the615 4/27/15

Episode148. the615 4/27/15

Local Artist of the week
Matt Haeck –  Lucky Cigarette – Late Bloomer

Dj Picks
Hammel - Liza Anne – Take It Back – Two (May 19th) (Loved Debut “The Colder Months”)
Wells - Natalie Prass – My Baby Don’t Understand Me – Natalie Prass

This Just In
Will Hoge -Desperate Times – Small Town Dreams
Down Home Band – Black Snake
Sky Temple Blues – Eclipse – The Bomb Shelter Sessions

Bands Around Town -Road To Bonnaroo
Sons of Sweden-
Blue Hotel
The Daily Howl-
1st World Problems
Easy Roscoe-
Alright; Regina
Oliver Ocean –
Wrong Here


You Have Reservations w/ Chef Ryan from Margot

Roasted Chicken with Kale & Rhubarb Salad
for the roasted chicken:
one, under 4 pound fryer chicken, cut into breasts, legs, and thighs. (save the backs and wing tips for chicken stock)
salt and pepper
oil for the pan.

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the615 4/13/15

Episode146. the615 4/13/15

Local Artist of the week
Elliot Root – Punks And Poets – II

Dj Picks
Hammel - Jeff The Brotherhood – Karaoke TN or Coat Check GirlWasted On The Dream
Wells - Luella – Set The Record Straight ( Playin’ The Basement tonight w/ Rachel Hester,  The Western Shore)

This Just In
Matt Haeck – Lucky Cigarette – Late Bloomer
Boy Named Banjo – Long Story Short- Long Story Short
Tiger Panther – St. Augustine

Live in the LC studios – Jeffery James
(Playin’ Communion Nashville Presents Thursday 4/16/15 at Mercy Lounge w/ Hey Rosetta!, Kevin Garrett and Soft White Sixties)
Jeffery James (Live) – Walls
Jeffery James (Live) – Good Friends

Bands Around Town (Playin’ Thursdays 4/16/15 at Tin Roof FREE SHOW!)
Easy Roscoe – Alright ; Regina
Liz Cooper & the Stampede – Monsters
Willie and the Giant – Loose Ends


the615 4/6/15

Episode145. the615 4/6/15

Local Artist of the week
Ryan Culwell – Flatlands – Flatlands

Dj Picks
Hammel - Mikky Ekko – Burning DovesTime
Wells - Foreign Fields - I Have Your Weapons – What I Kept Hiding

This Just In
Blackfoot Gypsies – Pork Rind
Stacey Randol – Abducted
Arc & Stones – Wait For You – (Single)
Daphne & The Mystery Machines- Learn To Fall (NSN Ben Miller Band)

Bands Around Town-
Omega Swan - Hate Love (Playin’ Live Thursday 4/9/15 at Exit/In w/ That’s My Kid and Kat Milk Blu)
KOA – Cool It Down (Playin’ Live Friday4/10/15 at Exit In w/ Family and Friends, and Caleb Groh)
Milktooth – Wild Before Our Eyes (Playin’ live Saturday 4/11/15 at Exit/In w/ Apache Relay)
Griffin House – I Remember (Playin’ Live  Saturday 4/ 11/15 at City Winery)


the615 3/30/15

Episode144. the615 3/30/15

Local Artist of the week
Heathen Sons – Futures – Queen – Higher Than Heaven

Dj Picks
Hammel - Strking Matches – Nothing But The Silence
Wells -MYYRA – All About You

This Just In
Pilot Rouge – Fighter
Aubryn –  Nothin’ Civil

Live in the LC studios
Kate Tucker & the Sons of Sweden (Playin’ Live Saturday 4/4/15 at the High Watt w/ Bandit, Blue Matches, Asheira)
Kate Tucker (Live) – Blue Hotel
Kate Tucker (Live) – Wide Open Plain

Bands Around Town
Josh Farrow – Devil Don’t You Fool Me (Playin’ Live Monday 3/30/15 at The Basement w/ John Wesley Satterfield, The Crumbs and Actual Wolf)
Humming House – Gypsy Django (Playin’ Live Friday 4/3/15 at 3rd & Lindsley)
Alanna Royale – Animal (Playin’ Live Sunday 4/5/15 at 3rd & Lindsley w/ DeRobert & the Half Truths)
How I Became The Bomb – Secret Identity (Playin’ Live Saturday 4/4/15 at Mercy Lounge)


the615 3/23/15

Episode143. the615 3/23/15

Local Artist of the week
Kirsten Arian – Queen – Higher Than Heaven

Dj Picks
Hammel – Sol Cat – Body Like That
Wells – Behold The Brave – Rocky Mountain Strawberry – The Great American Challenge

This Just In
Jesse Lafser – Jack Hat Blues – Raised On The Plains (Release Date April 28th)
Ryan Culwell – Flatlands – Flatlands

Live in the LC studios
American Born Moonshine Tasting
Them Vibes – Shine On

Bands Around Town-
The Features – Fats Domino – (Playin’ Live Thurday 3/26/15 at Exit/In w/ Richie & The Lower Caves)
Striking Matches – CD release Thur @3rd&L
Photo Ops – It Makes You Cry ( Playin’ live Saturday at Mercy Lounge w/ Waterfall Wash, , Harpooner & Kiernan McMullan)
DeRobert & The Half Truths (live) – The Speech (Playin’ Live Saturday at Acme Feed & Seed w/ Oliver James, Back Pockets)


the615 3/16/15

Episode142. the615 3/16/15

Local Artist of the week
Peyton Parker - If It Was Worth Fixing  – Out Next Week on itunes
Dj Picks
Hammel - Hotpipes – Rattle Cats
Wells - Milk People – Leave A Little Piece Of You Behind

This Just In
Mac Leaphart – Wrong Side of the Wind
Lilly Hiatt –
Get This Right – Royal Blue
Zach Vinson – You’re The One – How We Spend Our Days

Live in the LC studios
The guys from American Born Moonshine
Bands Around Town
Alanna Royale – Cop Show (Playin’ Tuesday 3/17/15 for the No Country for New Nashville Night St. Patrick’s Day Edition at Acme Feed And Seed
Shady Sister – Second Guessing (Playin live Thursday 3/19/15 at Tin Roof w/ Natural Forces and Dee James)
Delta Saints – Cigarette – (Playin’ live on Saturday 3/21/15 at Tin Roof’s 13 Anniversary Party featuring , Phin, Sam Lewis, and Logan Brill)
Future Thieves – Secret (Playin’ Live w/ Heathen Sons, Animal People, & and Jacob Furr at The Basement Thursday 3/19/15)
Maureen Murphy – Won’t Wait Around (Playin’ live Monday 3/16/15  with Phoebe Elliot and Alicia Michilli at The Basement)


the615 3/9/15

              Episode 141. the615 3/9/15

Local Artist of the week
Andrew Combs - Foolin’ – All These Dreams

Dj Picks
Hammel - Dead Deads
Wells - Joshua Black Wilkins - Late Night Talks – Settling The Dust

This Just In
Jessie Baylin – Black Blood – Dark Place (Out on April 7th – Grimeys 6pm- 3rd & Lindsley April 11th)
Jake Shane – The All Night Boys – Evening Sounds
Pilot Rouge – So Much More

Live in the LC studios
Justin Klump  (Playin’ The Basement on Wednesday 3/11/15, Musicians Corner Presents)
Justin Klump (Live) – Sticks and Stones
Justin Klump – Ghost Town (Single out 3/10/15)

Bands Around Town
Jeff The Brotherhood – Six Pack ( Playin’ Live Saturday 3/14/15 at Exit/In “Freakin’ Weekend VI)
Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires – I Follow Rivers (Amanda Shires playin’ live Saturday 3/14/15 at 3rd & Lindsley w/ Sean McConnell and Ben Danaher)
Easy Roscoe – Alright Regine (Playin’ Live Tuesday 3/9/15 at The Basement)


the615 3/2/15

Episode139. the615 3/2/15


Local Artist of the week
Lucie Silvas - Letters To Ghosts

Dj Picks
Hammel - Shady Sister - Second Guesses – Always The Same
Wells - Elliot Root – Punks And Poets – EP2

This Just In
Music Band - I Was Like
Jackie Gray – Addicted To You – Gray Skies
Phin – Pieces

Live in the LC studios
The guys from Project 615
Wild Cub
(Live) – Thunder Clatter

Bands Around Town-
Andrew Combs – Foolin’ – All These Dreams (CD release show at The Basement Thursday 3/4/15)
Sol Cat – Fishing With John (Playin’ Live Tuesday 3/3/15 at The High Watt w/ Desert Noises)
Odessa - Hummed Low – Odessa EP (Playin’ Live Friday at Exit/In w/ Lone Bellow)
Goodbye June - Daisy ( Playin’ Live Tuesday 3/315 at The Basement w/  Earl Burrows, Boys On The Radio, & Silent War)
Desert Noises – Mice In The Kitchen (Playin’ Live Tuesday 3/3/15 at The High Watt w/ Sol Cat)

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the615 2/23/15

Episode139. the615 2/23/15
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Local Artist of the week
Waterfall Wash - Foreign Chords – Foreign Chords
Dj Picks
Hammel - Adam Faucett – Walking Home LateBlind Water Finds Blind Water
Wells - Trent Dabbs – Goes Without Saying – Believer

This Just In
Humming House – Great Divide (coming out March 24th)
Vitek – Gloss – Eunoia
Cheyenne Medders – Coffin’s NailDay Stood Still

Live in the LC studios
Vespers – New record out now! Sisters And brothers
The Vespers (Live) – Signs
The Vespers ( Live) – Sisters And Brothers

Bands Around Town-
Magnolia Sons – Baby That’s You (Playin’ Live Friday 2/27/15 at Mercy Lounge w/ Alanna Royale, Allen Thompson Band and  Shannon Labrie)
Simo – What’s On Your Mind (Playin’ Live Saturday 2/28/15 at The High Watt)
Reno Bo – There’s a Light (Playin’ Live Friday 2/27/15 at The 5 Spot w/ Sadler Vaden & Great Peacock)

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the615 2/16/15

Episode138. the615 2/16/15           

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Local Artist of the week
Lucie Silvas – Letters To Ghosts – Lucie Silvas

Dj Picks
Hammel - Inland Sky – Little Hands
Wells - Turbo Fruits – sweet thang- butter

Live in the LC studios
American Born Moonshine

This Just In
Natalie Prass – Bird Of Prey
Lance & Lea - Not A Day Goes By

Bands Around Town- On Tap- Playing Tin Roof on 2/19/15 at 8pm
Joanna Barbera – New York City
Matt Walberg & the Living Situation – Two Old Hippies
Kristen Cothron & The Darkside – Anthem

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People have been asking me to post all of my Wells Smells A Hits on one page.  Well, here are most of them!  Thanks for listening everyone!

Well Smells a Hit

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the615 1/19/15 – Episode 134

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Local Artist of the week
The Daily Howl – Make Your Colors Run

Dj Picks
Hammel - Hot Pipes – Where Is The Shore
Wells - Gavin Shea – What A Fool Will Eat – Saw Michael McDonald eating

This Just In
Kink Ador – Faithful –
The Orchardist – Break Us – Dirt On Your Hands
Chris Cole – Your Love Brings Me Home – Again & Again EP

Bands Around Town- On Tap
Kyle Cox – I Ain’t Been Lonely, Until I Met You
The Aquaducks – Just Keep Living
Golden Youth – Where’s Your Heart Gone

That’s My Kid – When You Gonna Go

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the615 1/12/15

Episode133. the615 1/12/15
Local Artist of the week
That’s My Kid – Come Over-  TMK

Dj Picks
Hammel - Easy Roscoe – Alright; Regina
Wells - The Busks – Ugly Girlfriend – Spare Change

This Just In
Diamond Carter – Duende – Duende
Louisa Wendorff – Every Little Thing – Arrow
A Secret Policeman’s Ball – A Young Stephen Dorff – Teenage Crimewave
Zach Wolfe & The Coyotes – All The Time – The Tri-State Series Vol. 1 : Tennessee

Live in the LC studios – Lines In The Sky – (Playin’ Live Saturday 1/17/15 at Rocketown)
Lines In the Sky (Live) – Panzerkardinal
Lines In the Sky (Live) – Dig Deeper

Bands Around Town-
Anderson East – Only You (Playin’ Live 1/12/15 at The Basement)
Fly Golden Eagle – You Look Good To Me (Playin’ Nashville Sunday Night 1/18/15 w/ Strand Of Oaks)


the615 1/5/15 The Best of 2014 Pt. 1

Episode131. the615 1/5/15 The Best of 2014 Pt. 1

Dean Fields – More Than I Deserve
Liza Anne – Thin Ice
Bobby Bare Jr. – North of Alabama By Morning
Future Thieves – Secret
Bird Dog – Faux Coup
Peyton Parker & Jon Latham – The Braver Man (Live@Jed’s)
Candle Kid – Waiting For Death
The Harmaleighs – I Keep Ticking On
The Alarms – The Axe
Kynlie – Hangin’ Round
Sexx – Surf City
Robert Ellis – Tour Song


the615 1/5/15 The Best Of 2014 Pt. 2

Episode132. the615 1/5/15

Local Artist of the week
Clemency – Runaways-  You’ve Got the Fire EP (Out 2/10/15)

The Best of 2014 Pt.2
Phin- Those Killers
Fly Golden Eagle – Stepping Stone – Quarts Bijou
Daniel Ellsworth And The Great Lakes – Phantoms – Kid Tiger
The Whistles And The Bells – Transistor Resistor
All Them Witches – Live In the Lightning 100 Studios
The Weeks – Buttons
Alanna Royale – Cop Show – Achilles

Live in the LC studios – Zeke Duhon – (Playin’ Live Thursday at Mercy Lounge w/ Civil Twilight and Knox Hamilton)
Zeke Duhon (Live) – Carry Me
Zeke Duhon (Live) – Faith And Hope
Civil Twilight – Letters From The Sky


Clemency – Runaways

This week the Local Artists of the Week returns with Clemency and the song “Runaways.”  See them for FREE at Soulshine Pizza Friday 1/9/15 at 7pm!


The 8 Beers of Hannaukah

If you missed any of the 8 delicious beers we tried this Hannaukah season, we have you covered!  Thanks to Matt from Rhizome Productions for helping us out. L’chaim!


the615 12/22/14 Holiday Special!

Episode130. the615 12/22/14 – Holiday Special
Boom Forest – The Christmas Song – Boom Forest invites you to a Very Cookie Christmas Vol. 2
Sexx - Santa Can’t Die
John Prine – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa
Sol Cat – This Christmas
Ben Folds – Bizarre Christmas Incident
Rebecca Roubion – Christmas Lights –
James Wallace & The Naked Light – Colored Lights
Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneers – Yo Ho Ho
Moon Taxi – It’s Only Christmas
Daniel Ellsworth And The Great Lakes - Happy Holidays From the615
Aaron Wright- Christmas Ain’t Christmas
Graham Stoner – Do you Hear What I Hear


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