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 09/15/14

Episode116. the615 09/15/14

Local Artist of the week
Future Thieves  - Secret

Dj Picks
Hammel - Steelism – Cat’s Eye Ring – 615 To Fame (out Tomorrow)
Wells - Moon Taxi –  Morocco (Live from Austin EP)

This Just In
Boom Forest – Baby Teeth (Playin’ Live Saturday 10/18 At the Lightning 100 Block Party w/ Walk The Moon, Scars On 45, Self and Vinyl Thief)
Sean McConnell –
Bottom Of The Sea – The B Side Session (Playin’ Live Sunday 9/21 at 3rd and Lindsley for Nashville Sunday Night)

Live in LC Studio – Alanna Royale
Alanna Royale –
Cop Show – Achilles
Alanna Royale - Cop Show – Achilles

Bands Around Town
The Lower Caves – Anytime – Turquoise Blues(Playin’ Live Wednesday 9/17/14 at 12th & Porter w/ The Rival, , & Boys On The Radio)

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The Tasting Bar 4 for $40 9/12/14

It’s time once again for crazy savings on The Tasting Bar!  This week Dave from The Bottle Shop hooks it up with another 4 for $40 wine deal!.  They guys try out wines from Alverdi, Las Gavias, For A Song and Four Sisters.

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the615 09/8/14

Episode115. the615 09/8/14

Local Artist of the week
Stacey Randol – Fables

Dj Picks
Hammel - Shoot The Mountain – Invitation (Playin Live w/ The Grey A, & Joey & Kelly of Glossary – Friday 9/12/14 at The Stone Fox)
Wells - Silver Trees – Away From You – Fighting The Rust

This Just In
Judah & The Lion – Kickin’ Da Leaves – Kids These Days
Brave Town – Jubilee
Tom Young – Photograph
Paul McDonald –  Slow Rising

Bands Around Town
Roots OF A Rebellion – Checked Out – Heartifact(Playin Live Saturday 9/13/14  Jammin’ On Ellisont Island Exit/In)
How I Became The Bomb – Killing Machine (Playin’ Live w/ Kink Ador, &Schill Kill on Friday 9/12/14 at Mercy Lounge)
Simo – What’s On Your Mind ( Playin’ Livew/ Mike Leslie Band – Wednesday 9/10/14 at Mercy Lounge)
Jacob Thomas Jr. - Bored With You(Playin’ Live at theNew Faces Night at The Basement Tuesday 9/9/14)
The Daily Howl – Make Your Colors Run -(Playin Live w/The Vegabonds, & The Dead Towns on Thursday 9/11/14 at Exit/In)

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The Tasting Bar – Pilgrim Wine & Bittermilk Mixers 9/5/14

This week on The Tasting Bar Dave from The Bottle Shop tells us about a great red wine blend called The Pilgrim and shows us how to make the easiest drinks in the world using the Bittermilk mixers!

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the615 09/1/14

Episode114. the615 09/1/14

Dj Picks
Hammel - Golden Youth – Where’s Your Heart Gone – The Cabin E.P.
Wells - Go Home Gary – On The Other Side

This Just In
Thad Kopec- Noble Neighbor
Waterfall Wash-
Foreign Chords
Aliza Carter Band-
Foxtrails
Whoa Dakota -
So Much Trouble
Zeke Duhon- Hold Fast

Bands Around Town- All Bands Playing Live On The Green 9/4,9/5,9/6 at Public Square Park
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes – Fits And Starts
The Wild Feathers
- Got It Wrong
Phin –
Those Killers
Sugar & The Hi Lows –
See It For Yourself

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The Tasting Bar — Moscow Mule 8/29/14

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop shows us how to make a great Moscow Mule!

Moscow Mule

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the615 08/25/14

Episode113. the615 08/25/14

Local Artist of the week
Safe In Blue – Song I Believe InDj Picks
Hammel - Kyshona Armstrong – Alma Rae – Go
Wells - The Whistles & The Bells- Transistor Resistor

This Just In
Bobby Bare Jr.’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League  - North of Alabama By Mornin’ – Undefeated (Fri @ City Winery)
Pang - Losing You – (Playin’ Live at The Acme Tuesday 8/26/14)
Fast Astronaut – Home – Invisible Sun
Rock Eupora – Haunt – Blanks

Live in the Lightning 100
The Features (Live from LC Studios)
The Features(live) – This Disorder
The Features(live) – With Every Beat (Playin’ Live On The Green Thursday 8./28/14 at Public Square Park with All Them Witches and Capital Cities)

Bands Around Town
All Them Witches – Charles William (Playin’ Live On The Green Thursday 8./28/14 at Public Square Park with The Features and Capital Cities)
Los Colognes - Long Time Comin’Working Together (Playin’ Live Saturday 8/30/14 at The Basement w/ Caitlin Rose, & Goodnight Ned
Sexx – Surf City (Playin’ Live Sunday 8/31/14 at The Basement withFaux Ferocious, The MisFruits, Ben Spinks Supermelt, & Beef Oven

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The Tasting Bar — Cool Summer 8.22.14

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop shows us how to keep your drinks cool during this hot summer. The guys also try out some amazing Rose’.

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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.

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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)

 

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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!

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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)
ROAR
(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

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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

 

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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)

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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**

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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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