During Nashville’s Snowpocalypse, JD McPherson squeezed his entire band into the LC Studio to help warm up the city via the Lightning 100 air waves. Click here to watch JD McPherson perform “North Side Gal”, “Dimes for Nickels”, and “Bossy”. Stay tuned, we have more videos on the way!
Laura Reed stopped to debut a few tunes with producer Shannon Sanders. Laura just released The Awakening on vinyl. Check out this video performance of “Wake Up” and “Struggle” live on 100.1 FM. If you want to hear more from Laura Reed, click here to listen to the full audio interview.
Grammy nominated artist Bernhoft joins us in the LC studio before his show at The High Watt. Jarle Bernhoft is a multi-instrumentalist from Norway. Bernhoft performs “Come Around” and “Esiwalk” from his recent release Islander. Are you amazed at Jarle’s looping skills?
Where you lucky enough to get tickets to Punch Brothers sold out show at Ryman Auditorium? Lightning 100 had the guys back into the LC studio to debut a few new songs off their recent release The Phosphorescent Blues. Listen to the full interview below or watch the HD in-studio videos from the band. Want more in-studio videos from Punch Brothers? We’ve also got videos from “Rye Whiskey“, “You Are“, “Patchwork Girlfriend” and “Movement and Location“.
Local rockers Turbo Fruits stopped by the studio to debut two new tracks off their upcoming release No Control. Their fourth album will drop on 4/20/15. Check out “The Way I Want You” and “No Reason to Stay” live from the LC studio! Turbo Fruits will be playing a free show for record store day at The Basement East.
After their recent debut on Family Guy, Guster stopped by the studio to debut some new songs off their latest release Evermotion. Check out Guster performing “Simple Machine” and “Long Night” live at LC studio. What do you think of the new tracks? Let us know in a comment below if you want to hear these tunes on Lightning 100.
Louisa Wendorff and Devin Dawson stop by the WRLT studio to perform their hit Taylor Swift mash-up Blank Space // Style! Would you like to see them start a band? Let us know in a comment below! Louisa also performed an original song “Unglued” off her EP Arrows available now on iTunes.
Have you been enjoying “Work It Out” on 100.1 FM? Knox Hamilton made their first visit to the LC Studio to chat with Wells Adams. Check out two acoustic songs from Knox Hamilton including “Work It Out” and “Rightfully So” live at Lightning 100.
All Them Witches stopped by the studio after their sold out Nashville Sunday Night show at 3rd and Lindsley. Check out this unreleased acoustic track from All Them Witches.
Alanna Royale visits the LC studio to talk about her recently release Achilles. We fit all six members into the studio to perform “18” and “Cop Show”. Make sure to request Alanna Royale during the615 or lunch request hour if you would like to hear more from this Nashville band. Click here if you want to hear the full interview with Lt. Dan.
John Butler Trio stopped by the LC studio before their show at Ryman Auditorium. Check out this performance featuring their new single “Spring To Come” and a Lightning 100 favorite “Better Than” live in the studio.
Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup stop by the LC studio before their performance at Nashville Sunday Night. Sugar and The Hi-Lows perform “Snow Angel” live and debut a demo of their new song “High Rollers”. Hope you enjoy this holiday treat! Click here to watch the HD performance or listen to the full interview via soundcloud.
“That was the most rockstar things I’ve seen in the studio this year” said Wells Adams. *Repeat Repeat stopped by LC Studio to play a few new tunes. See what happens when the microphone starts falling during a live in-studio performance. Click here to watch a special version of “I’m Not The One” and “Hooks” which put Jared on his knees for the sake of rock and roll.
Afie Jurvanen aka Bahamas stopped by the LC studio while on his Fall tour. It is not the first time Afie has stopped by the studio, click here to see the performance of “Caught Me Thinking” and “Already Yours” off Pink Strat. Bahamas debuts “Stronger Than That” and “Bitter Memories” off their recent release Bahamas is Afie. Bahamas will return to Nashville on January 17th to Mercy Lounge.
Said to embody the “tradition of the well-traveled singer-songwriter while cultivating a modern style that’s uniquely their own”, Johnnyswim made waves at Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday Night, Live from 3rd & Lindsley.
Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano, the now Los Angeles-based husband-and-wife duo, initially met at a church service in Nashville, but did not begin songwriting together until four years later. After three different EPs, 2014 saw the release of Johnnyswim’s first ever full-length album, Diamonds. This week’s video episode of the pair’s June performance at Nashville Sunday Night features “Home” and “Diamonds” from their new album, two songs that you may have heard on Lightning 100.
Spoon stops by the LC studio just to say “hello” to their friends at Lightning 100. A few lucky listeners got to watch this in-studio performance of “Do You” and “Rainy Taxi” off their recent release They Want My Soul. Have you listened to the full album? Let us know by leaving a comment on this post if you want to hear another track on 100.1 FM! Click here to watch the HD performance or listen to the full audio interview.
Some lucky Lightning 100 listeners got a chance to sit in on a James Bay (not so) secret show that took place before his two sold out shows with Hozier in Nashville at Exit/In. 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”. Lightning 100 was able to capture video of the first two songs. Click here to check the performance out.
A few weeks ago, Lightning 100 was lucky enough to have Asgeir stop by for a visit on his way to play a Not-So-Secret Secret Show at 12th and Porter. The 22-year-old phonem from Iceland chatted with our own Lt. Dan and played two songs, “Going Home” and “Leyndarmal”—the original Icelandic version of his hit “King and Cross.”
Asgeir hails from a hamlet called Laugarbakki, about as remote a location as you can imagine producing a prodigious artist. “My town is about 40, 50 people,” he told Lt. Dan. “I grew up with Internet, but we didn’t have CD stores, or music stores, or venues. Even guitar strings, we had to drive three hours to get that.” Even so, he was able to develop prodigious songwriting skills, and his first album, Dýrð í dauðaþögn, broke several Icelandic sales records—it is estimated that ten percent of the country’s population purchased the LP. Working with American expatriate John Grant, he translated the original lyrics (written by his father) into English and released the album online as In the Silence in October 2013. For the most part, Asgeir feels as though the team was able to ensure that no meaning was lost in the translation. “[Grant] helped us a lot with it,” he said, “and kind of to get the same poetic lyrics into English it was kind of a difficult job, but he did a good job on that.” In the Silence has done well over the past year and spawned the single “King and Cross,” which has received regular airplay on Lightning 100 since its release.
Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit, comprised of sisters Johanna and Kiara Söderberg, stopped by the LC Studio the day after their packed out show at the Ryman. It was their first time ever performing at the Ryman and the sisters said it was “a dream come true to play there”. They performed the songs Silver Lining, the track you’ve been hearing on Lightning 100, and the title track to their new album Stay Gold in the studio.
Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes, who has been a big inspiration to the girls at an early age, produced their third album, Stay Gold, which was released back in June. “Hearing their music was like opening a door to all this folk and country music”, the girls said about Bright Eyes. They have also had the opportunity to work with Jack White, who they did a cover of his song Love Interruption during their show at the Ryman, and got to tour with him in Europe back in 2012.
Here are the videos of their live in studio performances of Silver Lining and Stay Gold.
Lightning 100 was able to hook up a few lucky listeners for a private performance with Hozier over at William Colliers. Hozier sold out two night stand at Exit/In and then Ryman Auditorium within the first year of his debut album. Guess who played his single first? To thank Lightning 100, Hozier performed “To Be Alone” and his hit single “Take Me To Church“. Click here to watch the HD video performance!
“What I love about Nashville is that there’s such a sense of family here,” claims Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter LP (Laura Pergolizzi) as she sits in Nashville’s own Peter Nappi, a premium Tuscan leather footwear and goods boutique. Born and raised in New York, LP first began her career as a musician in 1998 when she was seen performing by David Lowery of the band Cracker, who later began to help her produce her debut album Heart-Shaped Scar. As her career escalated, LP eventually landed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records, which ultimately lead to the release of her most recent album Forever for Now.
This past September, LP performed at Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival as well as Lightning 100’s weekly concert series Nashville Sunday Night, a live broadcast live from 3rd and Lindsley. “Night Like This”, the leading single from her 2014 album Forever for Now, received airplay on Lightning 100 and was a huge hit during her performance of the song at Nashville Sunday Night. “Night Like This was really fun last night…it was the first time I had seen people really respond to that song,” LP says in this week’s video episode of the live broadcast, “it was more of a communal thing”, she remarks, “I enjoy that part of it.”
Lightning 100 recently had Vinyl Thief into the LC studio before #BlocktoberFest. You’ve been hearing “Middle of the Night” on 100.1 FM, now hear a live version and “Faces” off their recently release Phantoms. Vinyl Thief is offering a free download of “Middle of the Night” on their Facebook page. See Vinyl Thief live on November 8th at Stone Fox.
Scars on 45 return to studio to talk about the release of their sophomore album Safety in Numbers. They first visited the WRLT studio in 2011, click here to check out their performance of “Give Me Something”. We recorded two new in-studio videos including single “Crazy For You” and “Golden” off Safety in Numbers live in LC Studio on 100.1 FM. Lt. Dan also posted the full audio interview via SoundCloud. Hurry up and get your tickets to see them live this Saturday at Lightning 100’s #BlocktoberFest featuring Walk the Moon, sElf, Boom Forest, repeat repeat, Vinyl Thief, Tristen, and Scars on 45!
Erin McCarley and Boom Forest debut “Let Me Love You” in the LC studio on 100.1 FM. Boom Forest will be performing at Lightning 100’s Blocktober Fest on October 18th with Walk the Moon, Self, repeat repeat, Tristen and Vinyl Thief. Hurry up and get your discount tickets to the show.