Lightning 100’s Lt. Dan has The Tallest Man on Earth live in-studio as they perform their songs “Sagres” and “Like the Wheel”. The Tallest Man on Earth performed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on May 27, 2015 promoting their newest album, Dark Bird is Home. Click here to download the new album.
Leon Bridges live in LC studio
Leon Bridges stopped by the studio after his sold out show with Lord Huron at Ryman Auditorium and solo show at 3rd and Lindsley. It’s obvious that Nashville has fallen in love with Leon Bridges. Hope you enjoy this live performance of “Coming Home” and River” live from the LC studio.
Zella Day in LC studio
Lightning 100 invited a few lucky listeners to Zella Day’s in-studio performance. Zella was nice enough to perform three songs which included the hit single “Hypnotic” heard on 100.1 FM. Check out the audio performance and interview which includes the unreleased song “Jameson” appearing on her upcoming album Kicker dropping on June 2nd, 2015.
Natalie Prass with Marvin and Lt. Dan
Natalie Prass performing live in the Lightning 100 LC Studio before her sold out show with Ryan Adams at Ryman Auditorium. Natalie talked about touring with Ryan, her new record, and where she’s been living these days. Enjoy this audio performance of Natalie Prass performing “Bird of Prey” and “My Baby Don’t Understand Me”.
The Features in LC studio
The Features performing “Two Hearts” and “Keepsake” live in the LC studio. We look forward to hearing Keepsake off their upcoming album.
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Local Artist of the Week, Elliot Root stopped by the morning show to play some new tunes off their EP called Thoughts From Yesterday. WRLT posted the full audio interview including a live performance of “Just After Dark” and “Chemical Sweat.” The band had a view videographers with them and made some pretty awesome videos while in the LC studio. Hope you enjoy!
Lt Dan with Willie and the Giant
Nashville’s Willie and the Giant stopped by the studio to play a few tunes. The band performs “Loose Ends” and “Poor Boy” live in the LC Studio at Lighting 100. See Willie and the Giant perform with Liz Cooper and Easy Roscoe for FREE at Tin Roof Nashville on April 16th. Click here to listen to the interview and performance!
Rhiannon Giddens at City Winery
Rhiannon Giddens helped us celebrate our 25th birthday at the City Winery on April 4, 2015. A few lucky listeners won the opportunity to enjoy this intimate show live. If you weren’t able to win enjoy the Rhiannon Gidden’s Secret show on demand now! We also have photos from the show posted below.
Toby, Scott, and Frank of Dr. Dog
Dr. Dog stopped by Lightning 100’s LC Studio to perform live before their show at Ryman Auditorium with MeWithOutYou on Friday March, 27th 2015. Dr. Dog performs “I Hope There’s Love”, “Too Weak To Ramble”, and “Turn Of the Century”. There are only a few tickets left for the show, click here to get your tickets.
Live at William Colliers
Father John Misty performed a secret show for some very lucky Lightning 100 listeners. Warning, this recording contains adult content and language. Father John Misty took requests from the audience, and his set included “I Love You, Honeybear”, “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)”, “Only Son of the Ladiesman”, “Holy Shit”, “I’m Writing a Novel”, and “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”.
Brandi Carlile made a special stop to Nashville to perform a secret show for Lightning 100. Brandi performed five songs for a few extremely lucky listeners backstage at 3rd and Lindsley. Setlist includes “The Things I Regret”, “The Eye”, “Wilder (We’re Chained)”, “Wherever is Your Heart” and she covered “Murder in the City” by The Avett Brothers. Click here for photos from the show.
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Lightning 100 was pretty excited to get Sturgill Simpson on Nashville Sunday Night. Sturgill quickly sold out two nights over at 3rd and Lindsley. Nashville Sunday Night is WRLT’s oldest running live broadcast featuring national and local talent.
Sturgill performs tracks from his critically acclaimed debut High Top Mountain and captivating and unique sophomore album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. Click here to listen to the full concert.
Lucie Silvas stops by the studio before her show at Soulshine Pizza for Friday Afternoon Live. Check out this performance with Lightning 100’s local artist of the week performing her single “Letters to Ghost”. Lucie Silvas also performs “How to Lose It All” from her self-titled EP and a cover of “You Got It” by Roy Orbison.
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Laura Reed stopped by LC studio with producer Shannon Sanders. Laura was cloud nine after picking up her first shipment order of The Awakening on vinyl. Check out this audio performance of “Wake Up” and “Struggle” live on 100.1 FM.
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Punch Brothers stop by the LC studio to performing some new tunes off their recent release The Phosphorescent Blues. Click here to listen to the full interview and performance of “I Blew It Off” and “Boll Weevil”.
Photo by Dan Buckley
Check out Jesse Nordstom’s first official Lightning 100 interview. Some people start small, but Jesse starts with a backstage at Ryman Auditorium with Trampled by Turtles. Find out what life on the road is like for TbT, the process of recording their recent release Wild Animals, pros and cons of music festivals, and their favorite hip hop. Hope you enjoy!
John Butler Trio performs “Spring to Come”, “Better Then”, and “Livin’ in the City” live in the studio. Click here to get tickets to their show at Ryman Auditorium on November 13th.
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
It’s always a treat to have musical guests at the station, and today we had two of them! First, all five members of OAR managed to squeeze into the LC Studios to chat with Lt. Dan in advance of their show tonight at Marathon Music Works. You can check out the full interview below to hear the band talk about their hometown of Rockville, Maryland and discuss the writing process behind their June release The Rockville LP, much of which was written and recorded in Nashville. They also performed a trio of songs from the album live on the air: “Favorite Song,” “Peace,” and “Caroline The Wrecking Ball.” All three take a nostalgic turn, mixing the best storytelling elements of Nashville-written lyrics with overt nods to OAR’s roots.
Then, after a busy Facebook Friday on Lunch Request Hour, Lt. Dan was visited by hometown heroes Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck, who will play tomorrow night at the Country Music Hall of Fame. They talked about their decision to tour together as a banjo duo–motivated by the married couple’s desire to maximize their time with their infant son–and their experiences as the first American musicians to perform in Tibet. You can listen to the full interview below, which features the two musicians playing a version of “I’ve Been Working On The Railroad” and a murder ballad written from the female perspective. Washburn and Fleck utilize a variety of banjoes during the performance, ranging from the tiny ukulele banjo to the massive cello banjo.
photo by Tich McWilliams
Dave Grohl rockin’ The Ryman on Halloween, 2014! He called in earlier that day and spoke with Ana Lee all about Sonic Highways and his love for Nashville. Click here to listen to the interview.
Lightning 100’s Tich McWilliams was up close and got this great shot of Dave. The entire band came out in Halloween make up, including Zac Brown when he joined the band at the end of the night for a cover of Black Sabbath’s War Pigs.
Listen to Lightning 100 to hear the Foo Fighters new song, “Congregation” written and recorded here in Nashville at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Studio.
Not actually the Lightning 100 studio
“The first album was me wanting to burn down my life, cut my hair off, and run screaming into the woods,” says Alejandro Rose-Garcia. “This album is the trials and tribulations of becoming domesticated, letting people into your world and letting go of selfishness-the story of becoming a pair, losing that, and reconciling with the loss and gain of love.”
Rose-Garcia is professionally known as Shakey Graves, and with his new record, And the War Came, he extends the ground-emotionally and sonically-broken by his 2011 self-released debut album, Roll the Bones, which brought him national acclaim and, three years later, still ranks near the top of Bandcamp’s digital best-seller charts.
Roll the Bones established the powerful, mesmerizing Shakey Graves sound of Rose-Garcia accompanying himself on guitar and a handmade kick drum built out of an old suitcase. NPR Music named him one of 10 artists music fans “should’ve known in 2012,” describing him as “astonishing…unclassifiably original. And frighteningly good.” Paste included him in a “Best of What’s Next” feature, praising his “gnarly composite of blues and folk,” while The New York Times observed that Shakey Graves “makes the one-man band approach look effortless.”
But while this distinctive arrangement continued to earn him an ever-expanding fan base on the road, Rose-Garcia knew that he wanted the follow-up to achieve something different. “With the first album, I didn’t have any expectations except my own,” he says. “This time, I was making something people were going to listen to out of the gate. I tried to maintain everything I enjoy about recording, the weird homemade aspect, but I was seeking a new, shining sound quality. The concepts for the songs are a little bigger. This is not the ‘Mr, Folk, Hobo Mountain’ album-it’s more of the Cyborg Shakey Graves. It’s definitely the next step in the staircase.”
An experienced actor who had a recurring role on Friday Night Lights and appeared in several of Robert Rodriguez films, Rose-Garcia started making music as part of New York City’s “anti-folk” scene. While knocking around the underground music community in Los Angeles, he saw a performance by one-man band Bob Log III that pointed his work in a new direction. Since returning to Austin, Rose-Garcia has become so closely associated with his hometown that for the last three years, Austin has celebrated “Shakey Graves Day” by mayoral proclamation.
Repeat Repeat stopped by the LC studio to give us a little preview before their show this Saturday at #BlocktoberFest. Check out their in-studio performance of a special version of “Not the One” and an unreleased track “Hooks” off their upcoming album. Repeat Repeat will be sharing the stage with Walk the Moon, sElf, Tristen, Scars on 45, Boom Forest and Vinyl Thief. Click here to get your tickets in advance for only $15. Tickets will be $20 day of show.
Alanna Royale stops by the Lightning 100 studio to promote their sophomore release Achilles. Check out their performance which includes “Cop Car”, “18”, and Alanna’s shoe size. Click here to listen to the entire album by Alanna Royale.
Some lucky Lightning 100 listeners got a chance to sit in on a James Bay secret show that took place before his two sold out shows with Hozier in Nashville, TN. Bay played four songs including “If You Ever Wanna Be In Love”, “Let it Go” off of his new EP, “Move Together” and “When We Were On Fire”. Here is an audio clip of the performance.