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

The Tasting Bar — 4 for $40 Thanksgiving Special 11/21/14

Lisa from The Bottle Shop hook it up with a great 4 for $40 wine deal just in time for Thanksgiving!

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the615 11/17/14

Episode125. the615 11/17/14

Local Artist of the week
Steve Moakler – Damn, Do I Think About You – Wide Open (Playin’ Live Friday 11/21/14 at 12th & Porter FREE)

Dj Picks
Hammel - Cory Branan – Meantime Blues
Wells - How I Became The Bomb – Something’s Got To Give – Narcissus

This Just In
Carousel Rogues – Better Than I Do – Seize The Day
Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil – Standing In LineGoliath (out tomorrow) (Cannery Fri w/ Fleming & John)

Live in the LC studios
Margo & The Price Tags (Playin’ Live Tuesday 11/18/14 Rolling Stone Country presents: Margo and the Pricetags w/ Raelyn Nelson & Cale Tyson)

Bands Around Town (On Tap Thursday at Tin Roof Nashville FREE at 8pm)
The Gills – Make It Pop
Jet Black Alley Cat –
Poison
Candle Kid –
Waiting For Dead

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The Tasting Bar — Wine & Rye Whiskey 11/14/14

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop warms us up with us a fantastic Rye Whiskey from Old Scout and the boys try out an affordable alternative to Chateauneuf Du Pape wine.

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the615 11/10/14

Episode124. the615 11/10/14

Local Artist of the week
Bearheart  - God Only Know – Glass Half Full

Music City Breakthrough Winner –
Kirsten Arian – Figured Me Out -

Dj Picks
Hammel - Tesla Rossa – Ralston – Tesla Rossa
Wells - Crackerboots – Little Hipster – Crackerboots

This Just In
Dedsa – Anathematizer – Thrash Plastik
Alexa – Red
Ryan Horne – Good Thing Going – Vanilla Lightning
Oak Creek – Soul & The Stars – Glorietta (Fri exit)

Bands Around Town
Screaming Eagle – Big Black Dog – The Echo Zulu – (Playin’ Live Thursday 11/14/14 at Foobar Too)
Dinner And A Suit – Can’t Get Enough – Stay (Playin’ Live 11/10/14 at Mercy Lounge w/ Brace Town)

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The Tasting Bar — Wine Test 11/7/14

This morning on The Tasting Bar, Lisa from The Bottle Shop showed us some high priced wines followed by some crazy good alternatives that won’t break the bank. Love the Prisoner? Try the Imposter! Love Rombauer Chardonnay? Try the Butter. Is it as good as the Rombauer? You butter believe it!  Remember tasting times are Friday 4-7 & Saturday 1-7.

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the615 11/3/14

Episode123. the615 11/3/14

Local Artist of the week
Isaac Hayden - Cruel World (Playin live Friday 11/7/14 at 12th & Porter 7:15 FREE)

Dj Picks
Hammel - Super Shaker – Kong
Wells - Cale Tyson – Borrowed Love To Go- Cheaters Wine

This Just In
Coyotes In Boxes – Sheepskin – Yowler
Captain Ivory – Quiet Casualties –
Caleb Hawley – Would You Even Try – Side 1

Bands Around Town
Patrick Sweany – Working For You (Playin’ live Thursday 11/6/14 6pm at The 5 Spot)
Richie – So Funky (Playin’ Live Friday 11/7/14 at Acme Feed & Seed)
Bobby Bare Jr. – North Of Alabama By Morning ( Playin’ Live Friday 11/7/14 w/ Bobby Bare at City Winery)
Jacob Thomas Jr. – Bored With You ( Playin’ Live Tuesday 11/4/14 w/ Guthrie Brown at Acme Feed & Seed)

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The Tasting Bar — Founders Breakfast Stout and The TN Woodsman 10/31/14

This week on The Tasting Bar Dave from The Bottle Shop lets us try the Founders Breakfast Stout and the guys make a fantastic drink called The Tennessee Woodsman.

TN Woodsman

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the615 10/27/14 Halloween Special

Episode122. the615 10/27/14 Halloween Special

Delta Saints – Death Letter Jubilee
Candle Kid – Waiting For Death
Karen Elson – The Ghost Who Walks
Phin- Those Killers
Fly Golden Eagle – Devil Eyes
Bi-Polar Bears – Zombie
Kelly Ruth – Monster Mash
Kyle Andrews – Get Mad
Adam Burrows – Worlds Largest Pumpkin
The Weeks – King Sized Death Bed
How I Became The Bomb – Killing Machine
Matthew Perryman Jones – waking Up The Dead

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the615 10/20/14

Episode121. the615 10/20/14

Local Artist of the week
Boom Forest- Baby Teeth ( Playin’ Live Friday 10/24/14 at 12th & Porter 7pm FREE!)

Dj Picks
Hammel – Bird Dog – Faux Coup – The Age Of Anxiety
Wells – Taro – Living In Static

This Just In
Mouth Reader – I’m Not Me
Devan Dubois – Other Lovers – Le Fou
Bad Cop – Wish You Well
KiND – Gloss (Formerly Vitek) – Eunoia (spring of 2015)

Bands Around Town
Lonely Biscuits – Pool Day (Playin’ Live Saturday 10/25/14 at Exit/In with Coin and Creature Comfort)
Courtney Jaye – Morning (Playin’ Live Friday 10/24/14 at The Basement with William Tyler, Angela James and more)
The Cunning – Lonesome No More (Playin’ Live Tuesday 10/21/14 at The Acme with Emily Wolfe
Fast Astronaut – Home (Playin’ Live Tuesday 10/21/14 for Music City Breakthrough)

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The Tasting Bar — Halloween Special 10/24/14

Dave from The Bottle Shop gets us ready for Halloween with some delightfully spooky drinks perfect for your party on the 31st.  First they make a Zombie Brew with Southern Tier Pumpkin and Rogue Double Chocolate Stout.  Then guys try 19 Crimes wine from Australia and Zombie Zin from California.  Happy Halloween!

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The Tasting Bar — Blackstone Brew, Slingshot Wine & Santeria 10/17/14

This week on The Tasting Bar the boys try out a local brew from Blackstone Brewery, a new Napa Cab from Slingshot winery and make a drink called a Santeria.

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the615 10/13/14

Episode120. the615 10/13/14

Local Artist of the week
The Future- Feel Something – Blood Moon

Dj Picks
Hammel - Harmaleighs – I Keep Ticking On (Playin’ live Thursday 10/16/14 at Tin Roof Nashville 8pm. FREE SHOW w/ Favorite Sons and Silver Trees)
Wells – Vinyl Thief -White Light (Playin’ Live Saturday at Blocktoberfest!)

This Just In
Diamond Carter – Maybe It’s Bad – Duende
The Cunning – Lonesome No More

Live in LC Studio – Adam from The Future and Aaron from The Lower Caves
The Future – Eyes Wide – Blood Moon
The Lower Caves – Anytime – Turquoise Blue

Bands Around Town
Silver Trees – Paper Hearts (Playin’ live Thursday 10/16/14 at Tin Roof Nashville 8pm. FREE SHOW w/ Favorite Sons and Harmaleighs)

Blocktober Fest! (Saturday 10/18/14 3pm at Marathon Village w/ Walk The Moon, Scars On 45, Self, Boom Forrest, Vinyl Thief & Tristen)
Repeat Repeat – Not The One
Tristen – Doomsday

On Tap – Silver Trees, Favorite Sons

Blocktoberfest – Repeat Repeat, Boom Forest, Tristen

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The Tasting Bar — Growlers 10/10/14

The Growler filling station is now open at The Bottle Shop!  Today on #TheTastingBar Dave shows us a couple of beers you definitely should be filling up those growlers with.

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the615 10/06/14

Episode119. the615 10/06/14

Local Artist of the week
Kink Ador –
Hold On Tight

Dj Picks
Hammel - Candle Kid – Waiting For Death – S/t E.P. (Video)
Lt. Dizzle - Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn – Railroad

This Just In
Dinner And A Suit – Can’t Get Enough – Stay (out tomorrow) (11/14 High Watt Release Show)
Kynlie – Hangin’ Round – S/t EP (came out week after on tap last month)
Mike Farris – Jonah & The Whale

Live in LC Studio
Erin McCarley & Boom Forest – Let Me Love You

Bands Around Town
Great Peacock – Take Me To The Mountain – (Playin’ Live *Communion Nashville on Thursday 10/9/14 at Mercy Lounge w/ Foreign Fields, Water Liars, Field Report, & Cereus Bright)
Honey Locust – Walking Shoes (Playin’ Live Saturday 10/11/14 at Stone Fox w/ Peter Stringer-Hye, & Poly)
Paper Route – Sugar (Playin Live Friday 10/10/14 at Exit/In w/ Phin, & The Left Hooks)
The Lower Caves – Anytime (Playin’ Live Saturday 10/11/14 at The 5 spot w/  The Future, Wesley Blaylock)

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The Tasting Bar — Kermit Lynch Wines 10/3/14

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop tells us about Kermit Lynch wines.

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Wells Smells A Hit

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the615 09/29/14

Episode118. the615 09/29/14

Local Artist of the week
Juhi – Tomorrow Night (Playin’ Live Friday at 12th and Porter at 7:15 FREE)

Dj Picks
Hammel - Odon Piano – I Am Discovered – Hearts From The Songland
Wells - The Future – Eyes Wide

This Just In
Julia Cole – Sweetheart
Dara Sisterhen – Sets Me Free – Boom

Live from the LC Studio – Mikky Ekko
Mikky Ekko – Smile - Time
Mikky Ekko – Time – Time

Bands Around Town
Alanna Royale – 18 – Achillies (Playin’ Live Saturday at Exit/In CD release show w/ ELEL, Kansas Bible Company & Steve Lee)
Derek Hoke – Still Waiting ( Playin Live Friday at The Basement, Dylan to the DOGS: A benefit for East Can Dog Rescue w/ Rayland Baxter, Josh Farrow, Margo Price and more)
Pang – Summer Days – (Playin’ Live Thursday at 12th and Porter w/ Space Face & Street Social Club)

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the615 09/22/14

Episode117. the615 09/22/14

Local Artist of the week
Vinyl Thief  –
Middle Of The Night – Fathoms

Dj Picks
Hammel - Yumi & The System – Beautiful Souls – Wonders of Origin (out Tomorrow) (Fri @ Mercy Lounge Release Show w/ The Future)
Wells - Laura Reed – Wake UP

This Just In
Danika Portz – Hurry Home – Set This World On Fire
The Wans – Black Pony
Anderson East – Only You

Bands Around Town
Colony House – 2nd Guessing Game (Playin’ Live Saturday 9/27/14 at Mercy Lounge w/ Knox Hamilton)
Ranch Ghost – Ragged Mile (Playin’ Live Tuesday 9/23/14 at Exit/In w/ The Growlers, The Garden and Plastic Visions)
Two Blushing Pilgrims – Divided Rivals (Playin’ Live Thursday 9/25/14 at The Basement proceeds to Center for refugees and immigrants of Tennessee)
Sol Cat – Bread On The Table (Playin’ Live Saturday 9/27/14 at The Basement w/ Future Unlimited & Octajohn)
Justin Kaulk Orchestra – Dirty Thing (Playin’ Live Sunday 9/28/14 at 3rd & Lindsley w/ Neulore)
Them Vibes – Loreli (Playin’ Live Friday 9/26/14 at Stone Fox w/ The Cunning and Heaven’s Jail Band

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The Tasting Bar — Mathilda Wine and Seasonal Brews 9/19/14

Dave from The Bottle Shop stopped up The Tasting Bar and showed us a great Australian wine called Mathilda and some seasonal brews from Southern Tier and Schlafly. Cheers!

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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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