Are you excited about The Black Cadillacs‘ show this Saturday with All Them Witches, American Hotel, Smooth Hound Smith, and Sol Cat? We had the guys from The Black Cadillacs to perform “The Sea” off their recent release self titled EP. The Black Cadillacs are a 5-piece rock band from Tennessee with an original sound that includes influences from 60‘s era rock and roll to more modern grunge and indie rock. Click here to get your $15 ticket to the show, it goes to $20 at the door.
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!
Jessie Baylin stopped by the LC studio to debut new tracks off her recently released Dark Places. Jessie was joined by her good friend Courtney Jaye to perform “Black Blood” and “Creepers (Young Love)”. Click here to purchase Jessie Baylin’s new album and tune in to 100.1 FM to hear her single “Black Blood”.
One of our favorite locals, Will Hoge stopped by the LC studio to debut a few new tunes from his recent release Small Town Dreams. Lt. Dan was glad to get Will back on 100.1 FM airwaves. WRLT filmed Will performing “Little Bitty Dreams” and “The Last Thing I Needed” live in studio. Click here to watch some of Will’s earlier performances on Lightning 100.
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.
Father John Misty performing “I Love You, Honeybear”, “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)”, and “Only Son of the Ladiesman”
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)”, and “Only Son of the Ladiesman”.
Ever wonder where Charlie Mars got his inspiration for “The Money”? Charlie performs a few songs including “Listen to the Darkside” and “Hell Yeah” for some lucky listeners at the Lightning 100 office. See Charlie perform live at City Winery on April 2nd, 2015.
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.