What was your favorite #secret show in 2013?
Fitz & The Tantrums
The Head and The Heart
What was your favorite #secret show in 2013?
Fitz & The Tantrums
The Head and The Heart
Beer connoisseur Matt Leff joined Wells Adams in the Lightning 100 studios to talk beers that are brewed just right for the holidays.
1. Jackalope Brewing Thunder Ann Cans
2. Schlafly Beer Coffee Stout
3. The Brooklyn Brewery Winter Ale
4. Blackstone Brewpub & Brewery Oatmeal Stout
5. Highland Brewing Company Thunderstruck Coffee Porter
6. The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery Porter
7. SweetWater Brewing Company Whiplash
8. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Celebration
9. Lagunitas Brewing Company Brown Shugga
10. Abita Beer Grapefruit IPA
11. Yazoo Brewing Company 10 Year White IPA
12. Rivertown Brewing Company Winter Ale!
Local bands Sol Cat and Kansas Bible Company collaborate to cover “Wonderful Christmas Time” by Paul McCartney. It looks like a pretty fun Christmas party….that we were not invited to.
Christmas has come early! Grandma shared her enchilada recipe!
Spice up your Christmas meal with some enchiladas!
Our grandmother was married in 1907 and she & her husband (and children) lived in an apartment in San Francisco. She became friends with her neighbor, a Mexican lady, who taught her this recipe. It is the way the women of our family have always made enchiladas. When I was 21, Auntie Sissy instructed me on how to do it.
2-1/2 lbs hamburger
1-1/2 lbs cheddar cheese, cut into cubes
8-9 medium onions, chopped
2 cans black pitted olives, drained
1 dozen hardboiled eggs, chopped
5-6 dozen corn tortillas
4 cups oil
3 bottles Gebhardt Chili powder (to taste) (Gebhardt’s is all we use – I do not know how to advise for quantity for other chili powders. If you use a different brand, you may need to add Cumin with the chili. I cannot get this in the South, so must order over internet.)
5 cups flour
Sugar (about a small handful)
Salt (Just use your sense for this.)
Lightly brown hamburger in skillet – not too much; cool.
Chop eggs. Cube cheese.
Cook onions in small amount of water until clear; cool.
In large bowl “toss” together hamburger, onions, eggs, cheese, and olives with salt.
Put 4 cups of oil into a Giant Pot. Add 5 cups of flour to make a paste. Add water until pot is 3/4 full. Add chili, salt, and sugar. Cook over low to medium heat – stir like hell (like Hell ! I tell you!). (flour and chili must cook.) When gravy comes to boil (this will take A-while), allow to boil 5 minutes (keep stirring!). Shut Off. Put your arm in a sling.
Gravy must be hot when dipping tortillas, so re-heat as necessary.
Now the fun part:
Dip tortilla, place on large dinner plate, place handful of filling on tortilla, roll, place seam-side-down in baking pan. As each pan fills, pour ladle of gravy over enchiladas to keep moist. Once all enchiladas are made, divide remaining gravy between pans. You can never have too much gravy.
Bake in pre-heated 350* oven until gravy bubbles, about 40 minutes. Serve with sliced iceberg lettuce and sourdough french bread.
That Chili powder Grandma likes to use is hard to come by. Luckily she can get it on the internet at least! Here is more information about it and the history behind it.
About William Gebhardt and the history of Chili from http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/Chili/ChiliHistory.htm
1894 -San Antonio buffs swear that chili powder was invented by William Gebhardt, a German immigrant in New Braunfels, Texas (near the town of San Antonio). Gebhardt ran the Phoenix Cafe, attached to his buddy’s saloon, now called the Phoenix Saloon.
According to the The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung newspaper article (Phoenix Saloon Back in Business), February 19, 2010:
The Phoenix Saloon was reputedly the first bar in Texas to serve women, though not wanting to taint their reputation; female patrons would sit in the beer garden and ring a bell for service. . . There was a deer pen, an alligator pit and ring for fighting badgers at the original Phoenix Saloon. There was even a parrot sitting on a perch by the front door that was taught to say, “Have you paid your bill?” in German. . . A multitude of proprietors ran the saloon until Prohibition forced it to close on June 26, 1918.
During this era, chile peppers were only available after the summer harvest, as chili was only a seasonal food. Gebhardt solved the problem of availability by importing Mexican ancho chiles from farmers in far-off San Luis Potosi, a Mexican town more than 500 miles to the south, so that he could serve chili year-round. His orders for chile peppers were always large because he had to stock up on a full year’s supply and then figure out how to store thousands of chilie pods.
William Gebhardt spend years perfecting the spices for the chili he served in his cafe. At first, Gebhardt ran the chile peppers through a home meat grinder three times. Later, according to a description of the time, Gebhardt “concocted a chili powder in a crude mill by grinding chile peppers, cumin seed, oregano, and black pepper through an old hammer mill, feeding a little of this and a little of that to the mill.” What came out was put in little-necked bottles and then packed in a box for retail trade.”
At first he called his chili powder “Tampico Dust”. In 1896, he changed the name to Gebhardt’s Eagle Brand Chili Powder. In 1896, William Gebhardt opened a factory in San Antonio and was producing five cases of chili powder a week, which he sold from the back of his wagon as he drove through town. He was also an inventor, and eventually patented thirty-seven machines for his factory. By 1899, Gebhardt had trademarked his Eagle Chili Powder.
In 1923, Gebhardt produced a small 32-page cookery pamphlet on Mexican-American cookery called Mexican Cookery for American Homes. This pamphlet was so successful that new editions of it were regularly published through the 1950s. In addition to recipes, the booklet proposed sample menus that included Gebhardt products into otherwise mainstream meals.
In 1960, the company was acquired by Beatrice Foods (now owned by ConAgra Food, Inc.) and is now known as Gebhardt Mexican Foods Company. The blend today is unchanged and is still one of the most popular brands used.
After half a decade spinning wheels on the Great American Highway, through the brutal heartbreaks and dire sacrifices that come with chasing the mythical rock & roll dragon, Great Peacock’s Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd have finally eased up on the throttle. Like rock & roll as it transitioned from the erratic abandon of the late ’60s to the country-tinged storytelling of the early ’70s—donning cowboy boots and dipping its bucket in the well of American folk music—they’ve put their electric guitars back in the case, rolled their stacks back from 11, and let a serene hush wash over them. Their sound now? Beautiful, unadorned, moving—the bountiful harvest of a deep friendship and an unbreakable musical bond.
“The hangover is definitely starting to wear off,” Nelson says. “The amps had gotten a little too loud.”
“With our old band, we’d been playing all this angsty downer rock,” Floyd explains. “So with Great Peacock, we wanted the songs to be simple, poppy—infectious.”
For the first time, Nelson and Floyd weren’t writing songs for themselves, but rather songs they hoped would connect with fans. With Great Peacock they would embrace an unselfish, unpretentious aesthetic. “I don’t want to alienate people any more,” Nelson says, laughing a bit as he recalls the darker, more confessional songs he used to write. “I’m at a point where I want as many people to like our music as possible.”
Floyd and Nelson met in their early 20s in Nashville, the former having come to MusicCity to break into recording and the latter to play rock & roll. When they first ran into each other, neither had any close friends in town yet, and their connection was instant. “From the moment we said ‘hello,’ we realized we were gonna be best friends,” Nelson says. “It’s the only time it’s ever happened in my life. Blount’s brother introduced us, and I was like, ‘This guy is cool!’”
About an hour later, they were shotgunning beers together. “And it’s not like there was a party going on, either,” Nelson explains. “We were talking about music and I said, ‘Let’s get some beer.’ So we went to the gas station and bought a 12 pack of Busch. At every moment in the night, we became better friends—I was like, ‘Dude, we should get the camouflage cans,’ and Blount was like, ‘Hell yes, let’s do it!’”
“And there was this guy in front of us buying a single gas-station rose,” Floyd recalls, “and he says, ‘Yo, can I get some cigarillos and a box of magnums?’”
“We were both like, ‘That’s real love, man. Real love,’” Nelson says. “‘This guy has his life figured out—we need to figure out ours!’ I don’t think we drank a single beer normal that night—we shotgunned the whole 12-pack.”
The new friends soon found that their musical chemistry was just as intense, and that their strengths and weaknesses were the perfect complement. “The big thing about us,” Nelson says, “is that I can’t sing harmony—I’m terrible at it. And Blount doesn’t have a strong lead voice. When we’re riding around listening to music, he never sings the melody; he naturally sings the harmony. So we’re a perfect fit—I need him to sound good, and he needs me.”
Since the pair started playing together, they’ve seen two bands—and about a dozen bandmates—come and go. Through it all, their musical partnership has been a constant. “We always seemed to get what each other was doing more than anyone else,” Nelson says. “He keeps me artistic, and I keep him grounded.”
As far as Great Peacock has already come—recording a stunning debut EP of harmony-driven acoustic pop, performing as part of stylish, socially conscious eyewear company Warby-Parker’s Class Trip, and landing a coveted spot at one of Paste magazine’s 2013 SXSW showcases—the group began, almost literally, as a lark. “We kept noticing this hilarious trend of bands with names like Fleet Foxes, Deer Tick, Vulture Whale—they all had two names,” Nelson says, “one of which was always an animal.”
Kidding around one night, Nelson and Floyd decided to start a new band called Great Peacock. “I thought it was gonna be this cockamamie joke,” Nelson says. “We’ve talked a million times about starting random bands—including a Southern-rock band called Swamp Ass—and didn’t follow through. But even for a while there, when we didn’t really have anything going, I never stopped writing songs because I have to write to maintain my sanity. It’s my version of therapy. And Blount hadn’t stopped, either. Writing gave us an excuse to hang out.
“But I still didn’t think we were actually gonna do it,” Nelson confesses about the new band. “Really, the only reason it happened is because we wrote ‘Desert Lark.’”
Without giving it much thought, Nelson and Floyd posted an acoustic demo of the song on Bandcamp. Friends, family and fans went crazy over it, begging them to follow through on the new project. “We didn’t expect that,” Nelson says. “I wasn’t planning on being in a band again. I really wasn’t.” The chiming, triumphant acoustic anthem would become the centerpiece of the Nashville duo’s new self-titled EP.
Great Peacock’s harmony-driven sound appeals to fans of indie-folk, but the group is different from contemporaries like Fleet Foxes and The Head and the Heart in that their music is inextricalbly linked with the South. It’s who they are—Floyd hailing from a family of Alabama peanut farmers, and Nelson a long line of Mississippi preachers and sharecroppers. “If I had my way in life,” Nelson admits, “I’d be a country singer. My dream is to be George Jones.”
“But those country singers don’t exist any more,” Floyd says.
So instead of trying to live in a long-gone past, Great Peacock draws from the same inspirations that once fueled their now-extinct forebears (geography, aging, love/hate family relationships, blood, death, birds), channeling them into an unmistakably modern sound. For Nelson and Floyd, it’s natural, inutitive. “We know that even though there’s a history we’re connected to, we’re of our time,” Nelson says. “We know most records aren’t made on tape any more, but we’re also very much aware that—no matter the year or the production style—the right melody can be timeless.”
Last week I had some great in studio guests for an even better cause. Nashville resident Trent Dabbs and Nashville cast member Sam Palladio, along with musician Colin Linden, came into the Lightning 100 studio. They chatted about writing together, ABC’s Nashville, and helped raise awareness for the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan. Haiyan was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Phillipines, in early November 2013. It is the deadliest Phillipine Typhoon on record,killing over 6,000 people in that country alone.
Episode76. the615 12/16/13
Local Artist of the week
Great Peacock- Tennessee (Playin’ Live Friday 12/20/13 at Soulshine Pizza at 7:15)
Hammel – Eef Barzelay- Well – Bitter Honey
Wells – Forlorn Strangers- Cleveland- While The Grass Grows
This Just In
Koa- Cool It Down- Cool It Down
Andrea Corzine- Love To Last
Matt Brown- Chace in Barcelona- Barcelona
Kyler.Rini.Morrison-Pride- Circle Crusher
Elise Davis- Make The Kill- Big ‘Ol Dreams
Bands Around Town
Josh Noren – On Parade (Playin’ Live Thursday 12/19/13 On Tap at Tin Roof Nashville at 8pm)
The Cunning - Girlie Got A Gun (Playin’ Live Thursday 12/19/13 On Tap at Tin Roof Nashville at 8pm)
Diamond Carter – Cali Christmas (Playin’ Live Thursday 12/19/13 On Tap at Tin Roof Nashville at 8pm)
Thom Donovan is a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music melds experimental sounds within modern pop arrangements through the eyes of a classically trained musician. While many artists spend their time looking back, reliving the sounds of a previous generation, Donovan’s music is forward-looking, taking classic sounds and pushing them into the future. An example of experimentation in his music is the juxtaposition of the cold, sterile feel of a LinnDrum against a shredding, squalling electric guitar. His sound can be described as a synthesis of Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound”, Brit-pop and indie folk.
Donovan began his career as a session musician, recording and touring worldwide with a variety of artists including Robert Plant, One Republic and Hot Hot Heat. Unfulfilled by his work performing other artist’s compositions, he formed a band of his own called Lapush. The band’s debut album, Someplace Closer To Here (456/Fontana), was released in 2005. The band’s second album, Modern Blues, was released in 2007 through it’s own imprint, and songs from both releases have been featured frequently on MTV, VH-1, and CBS.
While Lapush garnered great success, Donovan decided to embark on his solo career, releasing his debut album Cast A Light in 2010 and his second solo album, Mercury Maybe, in 2012.
Donovan’s exploratory approach upholds the philosophy of forward musical thinking and experimenting musically without disregarding the song. Listeners can testify to this with Donovan’s new single “Shipwreck,” a collaboration with Wyclef Jean and featuring Ruby Amanfu on vocals, inspired by Arthur Brooke’s poem, The Tragicall History of Romeus and Juliet (1562). “Shipwreck” can be found on Donovan’s third solo album, Canon, due for release in February 2014 through AWAL.
Donovan currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, and writes for JMHB Music and Kobalt Music. Donovan’s international performance career has included concerts across the United States as well as cities around the world, including London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Belfast, Brussels, Amsterdam, Stockholm and Ennepetal. His music frequently appears in popular television shows, including The Good Wife on CBS and Body of Proof on ABC, and he currently has a recurring role in the ABC musical drama series, Nashville, as a musician.
You better watch out… you better not cry…
We are back for another year of Christmas Music from the East Side.
This year’s concert will be held Sunday December 15th, 2013 at 8pm at 3rd & Lindsley and will also be broadcast live on WRLT, Lightning 100.
Our lineup features Tim O’Brien, The David Mayfield Parade, Nora Jane Struthers, The Danberrys, Julie Lee, Derek Hoke & Jen Duke, The Nashville Horns, Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys, Antonia Cove, Off The Wagon, Christian Sedelmyer & Friends, Grace Adele, Jeff & Vida, Ethan Ballinger, Billy & Amanda Contreras, Jamey Wood & Randy Russell, and many other special guests.
The 2nd annual concert performance of “An East Nashville Christmas” features an all-star lineup of Nashville’s finest artists and musicians, re-imagining the acclaimed holiday album from the east side in a new and unique way. Dozens of local artists have donated their time and talents for this event and 100% of the proceeds benefit the homeless, via The National Health Care for the Homeless Council. Based in East Nashville, the NHCHC has been instrumental in positively changing people’s live on a national stage since the 1980’s and their work with Comic Relief. We hope you will join with all of us this holiday season to help spread a little Christmas cheer with those that need it the most.
The music and production on the album is very much in keeping with a classic Nashville vibe and sentimentality. It’s all there, everything you would expect to find on a great Nashville Christmas record like the great songs and songwriters, smooth as silk vocal harmonies, soaring pedal steel guitars, vintage tones, sleigh bells, half a dozen fiddlers, and a million tasty guitar licks from all the best Nashville Cats. What you won’t find is glitz, botox, shoe-polish, or auto-tune. We left all of that out in hopes of creating something real that will stand the test of time. The 18 new performances and 4 original songs written and recorded for this album accurately portray the tremendous wealth of diversity within the East Nashville community today. There are but a few natives among us, but everyone was thrilled to share their unique gift with their fellow neighbors, and the rest of the world too. Nashville is so fortunate to have this amazing pool of talented, thoughtful, and caring artists and musicians flocking to be a part of our great city and it’s rich musical heritage.
Everyone involved in this making this album and putting on this concert series, have already generously donated their time and talents to the project to get to this point. Now we really need your support to make this a reality. Please tell your friends and family about what we are doing here and share this page with your social networks. Call your favorite radio station, write your local newspaper, blog your facebook, tweet it into the cloud, please get involved, spread the love, and share the joy.
Together, we can make a real difference in the world in which we live.
Thank You and Merry Christmas
Episode75. the615 12/09/13
Local Artist of the week-
Thom Donovan feat. Ruby Amanfu- Shipwreck
Hammel – Judson McKinney- People Grow Up So Fast- Drink The Wine
Wells – Deer Tick- Big House- Negativity
This Just In
Coyote Talk- Glory Bones- Sister
Emily Earle- News From Colorado- News From Colorado
Brendan Benson- It’s Your Choice- You Were Right
Down Home Band – Son Of Mine – Monrovia
Jake Etheridge – Change
Bands Around Town
The Features – Fats Domino- Wilderness
Wild Cub- Jonti- Youth
The Future- Slow Fast
This week at Nashville Sunday Night, we have a holiday themed show featuring Matt Wertz, KS Rhoads, and Emile West! Matt Wertz will be perform songs from his album “Snow Globe” and might just bring a few friends along. Who knows, it’s Nashville. Click here to get your tickets!
As you unfold the corners of Nashville, you can peer into a world flooding with diversity, where streams run together and mountains jet high above the clouds. These summits of success are just as high as they are unstable. The terrifying fear of plummeting is almost equal to the electrifying thrill of potential, yet many artists make the move to Nashville for this reason – it is a hotbed for aspirations and inspirations alike. For MODOC*, when Clint Culberson, Kyle Addison, Caleb Crockett and John Carlson met at Ball State University in Indiana, they knew making the move was something they had to do.
“It’s Music City! We love it here. We saw some of the guys we looked up to move down here and start their careers in music, and we wanted in on it. We’ve been able to reach more cities and more fans using Nashville as a touring base. We have grown exponentially as people as well as musicians. I think our fanbase has been on a continual rise since.”
With so many dreamers trying to scale these mountains at once, two things are for sure… it takes someone different to make it to the top, and making it to the top makes you different. Either way, if you’re going to start climbing, you better mean it. MODOC means it, and they’re climbing.
“I’ve always believed in having your cake and eating it too. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, but when things you’ve worked hard for start becoming a reality, it is sometimes very crazy. Wow, is this really happening? Are people I don’t know really fans of our work? We’ve had some really good placements as of recently. Fox Sports just made us their Band of the Month for December. Pearl Jam was their artist for November- which is one of my favorite bands ever- that’s kind of crazy to think about!”
What at first may have looked like grappling for a new crevice to take hold as they ascended has progressed to a steady incline of popularity for the band.
“We recently signed a deal with Zavitson Music Group and since this was more of a rebirth for MODOC, we felt since we were being introduced to a whole new set of fans, the album didn’t really need a title. This album is MODOC – nice to meet you!”
This album that went live in August has an expected Vinyl counterpart that will be released next month.
It’s not their style to get lost in the muck and mire of the musical jungle that often turns out burned up genres. They’re a great rock band, a one-of-a-kind sound without sacrificing that Nashville flair that has become part of their identity.
“We travelled quite a bit this year. We have a lot of favorites. Lately, Baton Rouge has been noticeably diggin’ it. It’s been great to see the growth there. Nashville is home, we love our hometown crowd, but chances are there is always someone in the crowd that can outplay you, so it forces you to improve and put every bit of energy into the show that people came to see.”
A little bit more about MODOC
“We chose the name out of desperation and now it has just kind of stuck. We had a show before we had a name. Fans have a lot of meanings for MODOC. My personal favorite is Missouri Department of Corrections… MODOC, IN. That small town is very significant now- realizing how much that community molded me, it definitely holds a place in my rebellious heart. They’re underdogs, much like MODOC.”
*MODOC (Clint Culberson on vocals/guitars, Kyle Addison on lead guitars/vocals, Caleb Crockett on bass/vocals and John Carlson on drums/vocals)
The Colourist first stumbled upon one another in an underused warehouse in Orange County, CA, where Adam and Maya discovered the harmonic chemistry that has come to define the band’s bright and anthemic signature sound.
Having spent much of 2012 honing their live show with the likes of Grouplove, Electric Guest and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., The Colourist begin 2013 holed up in a small studio in Southern California. It’s there that Adam Castilla (vocals, guitar), Maya Tuttle (drums, vocals), Kollin Johannsen (guitar, bass), and Justin Wagner (bass, keys) committed their pop-fueled, indie-bred rock to tape before embarking on their first tour which included appearances at Coachella along with support shows with Metric and Youngblood Hawke and Atlas Genius.
On August 20th The Colourist will release their first recorded music into the world with an EP called Lido. The 4 songs represent a sampling of this band’s ability to write smart, engaging songs laced with hooks that leave you wanting more.
Episode74. the615 12/02/13
Local Artist of the week
Hammel – Golden Youth- We Are Alive- Quite Frame, Wild Light
Wells – Adam Burrows- The Worlds Largest Pumpkins
This Just In
Army Of Me- White Flag Flies- Searching For You
Silver Trees- Paper Hearts- Paper Hearts EP
Live in the Lightning 100 Studios- Korby Lenker- Playin’ Live Tuesday Dec 3rd at Stone Fox 8pm W/ Kate Tucker & the Sons of Sweden, THe Whistle and the Bells, Jillian Edwards, Emily West, Shannon Labrie
Korby Lenker Live- My Little Life- Korby Lenker
Korby Lenker’s pick- Kate Tucker- Revolution
Bands Around Town
Zeke Duhon – Open Up Your Eyes-(Playin’ Live tonight 12/2 at Mercy Lounge for 8 off 8th w/ Justin Kalk, Gavin Shea, Them Vibes and others)
Los Colognes- Working Together- Working Together (Playin’ Live Saturday 12/7 at the Basement w/ Steelism and Belle Adair)
Matt Wertz- Carolina- (Playin’ Live Sunday 12/8/13 at 3rd & Lindsley for Nashville Sunday Night w/ Emily West and KS Rhodes)
Fitz and the Tantrums has always been a Lightning 100 favorite on 100.1 FM. The band was in town for a show at Marathon Music Works and decided to do a quick preview on air at William Colliers. We just finished the videos for “Out of My League” and “The Walker”, but have two more coming your way. You can also listen to the full performance via SoundCloud posted below!
Listen in to Lightning 100 all day on December 3rd to support Second Harvest Food Bank. Second Harvest will be taking over the station, and you will have opportunities to donate to this worthy cause all day! Support hungry Middle Tennesseeans this holiday season, and you’ll have a shot to win one of several great giveaways, including first-row tickets to see John Mayer at Bridgestone Arena!
When: Tuesday, December 3rd from 6:00am to 7:00pm
Where: On Your Radio – Listen in to get involved!
Cost: As much as you’d like to donate!
ABOUT THE DONATION DRIVE
Lightning 100 will be broadcasting all day on December 3rd in support of Second Harvest Food Bank. We will be raising money for this incredible cause, working to feed local families who would otherwise go hungry this holiday season. Listen in all day for opportunities to donate. Making a donation to Second Harvest will enter you into drawings for three different pairs of concert tickets throughout the day, including first-row tickets to see John Mayer at the Bridgestone Arena! Not only are the prizes awesome, but the cause is even better, as you’ll help to bring holiday cheer to local families, a gift that is truly priceless.
HOW TO DONATE
Click here to visit the Second Harvest website to donate. Under “What motivated your gift?”, please select radio!
Call Second Harvest at 615-627-1579
ABOUT SECOND HARVEST
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee opened its doors in 1978 with commitment from several community leaders. The purpose of the organization was to provide a central distribution center for companies, groups and individuals who wished to help provide food for hungry people in Middle Tennessee. Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Modeled after the first food bank established in Phoenix in the mid-1970s, Second Harvest was designed to collect food that would otherwise be wasted, inspect and sort this food, and distribute it to soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters serving the hungry. During the first year, this process resulted in a total distribution of 160,000 pounds of food to 75 member agencies.
Today, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide. During the 2012/2013 fiscal year, Second Harvest distributed 23,955,957 pounds of food to over 400 Partner Agencies providing close to 20 million meals of food to hungry children, families and seniors throughout our 46-county service area. Second Harvest’s vision of ending hunger is more important than ever. Hunger is a big problem, and we need everyone’s help to solve this issue. According to the USDA, an estimated 50.1 million Americans are at risk of hunger, and 16.7 million U.S. children under 18 are food insecure. One in four children in the state of Tennessee are food insecure, and in Middle Tennessee alone, 31 percent of the people Second Harvest serves are children.
Episode73. the615 11/25/13
Hammel – Pug Johnson – The Pug Song (Here & Now) – The Throwed Off & Glad E.P.
Wells – Jacob Thomas Jr. -Bored with You- Original Sin
Live in the Lightning 100 Studios- The Wild Feathers- Got It Wrong
This Just In
Hard Working Americans- Down To The Well- (Playin’ Live 2/22 at Marathon Music Works)
Carolina Story- Your Children’s Children-Chapter One
James+The Wild Spirit – Silver Tongue- The Fires
Blue Of Colors- They Always Come Back- Small Little Pieces
Marquee Mayfield- Breakdown- Dust Off Your Moonshoes
Bands Around Town
Will Hoge- Ms. Williams -Live Nashville Sunday Night (Playin’ Live Saturday 11/30 at Marathon Music Works w/ Red Wanting Blue)
Promised Land Sound-Empty Vase- Map of Nashville Tennessee (Playin’ Live Saturday 11/30 at Mercy Lounge w/ D. Watsui and JP1)
Phin- Those Killers
EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED in becoming a part of Team Green Adventures, we still hope you’ll take our survey. Responses from listeners and community members who are not interested in the Team Green program also help us to make improvements for the future… plus you can still win the prizes!
Happy Festivus everyone!! Come gather around the Festivus Pole as Lightning 100 celebrates the “holidays” with The Features and Wild Cub all to benefit The Salvation Army’s Forgotten Angels program! Tickets are only $10 with a donation or $20 without.
Lightning 100′s Festivus Charity Show will have all the elements of a Festivus celebration including,The Festivus Pole Photo Booth, The Airing of Grievances Twitter Wall, and The Feats of Strength with Pong Rock Nashville; and you know Festivus Miracles will be happening all night long! There will also be a Seinfeld dress up contest where the best dressed will win a grand prize pack filled with all kinds of Seinfeld swag provided by our friends from My Tv 30!
For more information about the The Salvation Army’s Forgotten Angels Program and how you can get involved: http://www.salarmy-nashville.org/
Scotland indie rockers, Franz Ferdinand, stopped by the Lightning 100 studio for an interview and performance with Lt. Dan! Wonder how Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar) sound acoustic? We were pretty excited to find out. Click here to watch a performance of “Right Action” and “Love Illumination”. Listen to the full interview posted below via Soundcloud.
Episode72. the615 11/18/13
Local Artist of the week-
Fabrizio & the Fever- Lately I’ve Been Waiting
Hammel – DeRobert & The Half Truths- My Mamma Told Me
Wells – Bearheart- Before I Die
Live in the Lightning 100 Studios- Humming House -Single Release Show Thursday 11/21 at Mercy Lounge w/ The Farewell Drifters
Humming House- Fly On- New Single
Humming House Live- Great Divide
This Just In
Dead Martinis- Whispering -Gypsy
Madeleine Slate – Different Too – Fine Lines
Live in the Lightning 100 studios
The Weeks pick- Turbo Fruits- Sweet Thang
The Weeks- Ain’t My Stop- Dear Bo Jackson (Playin’ Live Friday 11/22 Saturday 11/23 at Mercy Lounge)
Bands Around Town
Rebecca Roubion- Here Lies My Pulse -Fields (Playin’ Live Thursday 11/21 at Music City Pie Co.)
Little Green Cars can trace their roots back to a former band, The Revolts, founded in the mid 2000s in Dublin, Ireland. O’Regan and Seaver-O’Leary (as well as former Little Green Cars member Utsav Lal) played with this band which subsequently grew on to become Little Green Cars upon its dissolution. Since signing professional terms, the band has toured America and the UK extensively, released three singles and supported Jake Bugg on his UK tour. The US portion of the 2013 tour included a live performance of their single Harper Lee on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band has played at the 2013 SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, the Coachella music festival in California, Lollapalooza 2013 in Chicago, IL and the 2013 Osheaga festival in Montréal.
FnF is FUN. highly energetic, infinitely passionate and making a serious impact on the Nashville indie rock scene. With an electric grouping of songs written by singer/songwriter Michael Fabrizio FnF leaves a mark on all of their audiences. More than music, FnF is striving to promote peace and unity in a movement and it’s catching on.
With Nathanial Lee on standup bass and Steve Wolfe on drums/percussion, the groove of FnF is strong and full of force. Alex Conerly and Brian Wooden add to the mix with wicked guitar melodies. Fabrizio provides a solid musical contribution with vocals acoustic guitar, piano and harmonica.
“We come from a good place, we want to see the good in people and promote the idea of understanding, Musically, we really love what we do, you can see that passion in our performances” -Fabrizio