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 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)

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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)

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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)

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the615 3/2/15

Episode139. the615 3/2/15

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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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#WellsSmellsAHit

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)

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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
GGOOLLDD – Gold
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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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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The Tasting Bar – Holiday Gift Ideas 12/22/14

Needs some last minute holiday gift ideas?  Lisa from The Bottle Shop has you covered!

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The Tasting Bar — Four Roses & Uncle Vals Gin 12.19.14

Today on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop show us some of his holiday favorites.  We’re talking Four Roses Bourbon and Uncle Vals gin people!

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the615 12/15/14

Episode129. the615 12/15/14

Local Artist of the week
The Modern Royals – Only You To Blame – The Modern Royals

Dj Picks
Hammel - Ranch Ghost – Black Caboose – S/t EP
Wells -Field Division – Faultlines – Reverie State ( Communion – Soil & the Sun, Gabriel Kelley, Count This Penny)

This Just In
Kyle Cox – I Ain’t Been Lonely, Until I Met You – The Plan, The Mess

Live in the LC studios – Rebecca Roubion - New Christmas Record out now called Christmas Lights
Rebecca Roubion (Live) – Joy To The World
Rebecca Roubion (Live) – Christmas Lights

Bands Around Town
The Future – Baby You’re Golden (Playin’ Live Wednesday 12/17/14 at Tin Roof Nashville at 8pm FREE show)
Guthrie Brown- Lakeside (Playin’ Live Wednesday 12/17/14 at Tin Roof Nashville at 8pm FREE show)
Super Shaker – Kong (Playin’ Live Wednesday 12/17/14 at Tin Roof Nashville at 8pm FREE show)
The Switchmen – I Don’t Know (Playin’ Live Thursday 12/ 18/14 at 12th & Porter Quixotic II)

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the615 12/8/14

Episode128. the615 12/8/14       

Local Artist of the week
Laura Reed – Wake Up - The Awakening

Dj Picks
Hammel - GGOOLLDD – Gold
Wells - Dan Auerbach – Whispered Words – Keep It Hid

Communion Club Night at Mercy Lounge Thursday 12/11/14
Daniella Mason – Technicolor
Albatross – I’d Give It All Up For You - Out From Under

Live in the LC studios – Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes - Playin’ Live Red Bull Sound Select Saturday 12/13/14 at High Watt
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes (Live) – the615 Christmas Song
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes (Live) – Static – Kid Tiger

Bands Around Town
The Delta Saints – Heavy Hammer(Playin’ Live Saturday at Marathon Music Works 3rd Anniversary Celebration w/ Deep Fried 5 and The Wans)
Basecamp – Shutter – (Playin’ Live Saturday at 12/13/14 at High Watt)

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The Tasting Bar — Southern Belle & Gift Ideas 12/5/14

Today on The Tasting Bar, Lisa from The Bottle Shop introduces us to an amazing wine called Southern Belle that ages their wine in Pappy Van Winkle barrels.  We also check out some awesome gift ideas for the Holiday season.

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The Tasting Bar — Black Friday 11.28.14

Lisa from The Bottle Shop hooks it up with some great Black Friday deals this week on The Tasting Bar!

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the615 12/1/14

Episode127. the615 12/1/14

Local Artist of the week
Forlorn Strangers – Wanderin’ Blues - EP American Magic Tricks

Dj Picks
Hammel - THENVOY – Colors As Of Wine – Gold In A Silver Setting E.P.
Wells - Dean Fields – Timmy & The Train

This Just In
Alex Vucelich – Woman
Ira Wolf – In The Dark – Fickle Heart
Heidi Feek – Trail Pop – Featured on RollingStone Country
Jen Starsinic – Stay – The Flood & The Fire (May 27th release)

Bands Around Town
Mikky Ekko – It’s Only You – Strange Fruit (Playin’ Saturday 12/6 at Marathon Music Works for Festivus)
The Weeks – House We Grew Up In (Playin’ Saturday 12/6 at Marathon Music Works for Festivus)
Sam Palladio – Driftwood – (Playin’ 3rd and Lindsley 12/7/14

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the615 11/24/14

Episode126. the615 11/24/14

Dj Picks
Hammel - Jet Black Alley Cat – Memphis Blues (Out 11/25/14)
Wells - Griffin House – I Remember – Flying Upside Down

This Just In
Young Brother – Kamikaze
Sky Temple Blues – Eclipse – The Bomb Shelter Sessions (EP) (Basement Tom & Rutledge Thurs)
The Red Headed Indian – January – Honey E.P.
New Wave Rebellion – That’s The Ticket – Transmogrification

Live in the LC studios – Langhorne Slim (Playin’ Live Friday 11/28/14 at  City Winery)

Bands Around Town
All Them Witches – The Urn – (Playin’ Live Sunday 11/30/14 at 3rd & Lindsley)
Turbo Fruits – Sweet Thang – (Playin’ Live Sat 11/29/14 at  Mercy Lounge w/ The Whigs)

The Features – This Disorder

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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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