Lightning 100’s Lt. Dan Buckley chats with Jeremy, the chef at Firefly Grille in Green Hills. Listen to this episode to hear how Jeremy got his start, his training in Scotland, Firefly’s take on hot chicken and his favorite summer dish! You have reservations is flavored by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken.
LOTG Presents Cold War Kids, J Roddy Walston and the Business, and Houndmouth
Andrew Leahey and The Homestead Debut “Little in Love”
Good Old War - Full Set from Nashville Sunday Night [audio]
The Midnight Stroll performs "Just Hang On" and "Loosing My Mind" [audio]
Michael Ian Black (very famous) is a popular comedian who began his career with The State, a sketch comedy troupe he co-founded at New York University in 1988, which went on to have a successful run on MTV. He then co-created the Comedy Central television series “Viva Variety,” a fake European variety show. From there, he appeared on several television show before landing the role of Phil Stubbs, the quirky bowling alley manager on NBC’s “Ed,” which ran for almost four seasons. His next project was “Stella,” a television show he co-created with Michael Showalter and David Wain, which ran on Comedy Central.
Interviewed and edited by Aziza Cunningham
After battling it out at Music City Mayhem, Lightning 100 talks to our 2015 champs before their big show at Live On The Green Music Festival on September 11th. Zack Smith answered a few questions to better acquaint us with his and Caitlin Doyle’s winning folk-soul/instrument-heavy act: Smooth Hound Smith.
Lightning: How did the band form, and explain the name of the band.
Zack: The formation of Smooth Hound Smith was kismet, really. Caitlin and I were aware of each other playing in bands in LA, then the timing worked out and we got together after I had moved to East Nashville and she visited me. She sat in with me one fateful night at Mad Donna’s, singing harmonies and playing her washboard, and we just built on it from there and started touring. The name comes from my father who is a waterman, maritime archaeologist, and 50+ year SCUBA diving veteran. He mentioned that he was seeing “smooth hounds” in the ocean out in California; they’re a genus of shark that hangs in temperate tidal waters. It also sounds like a blues man that never existed, but should have, so I put it with my last name.
Lightning: Who does what in the songwriting process, and any interesting methods or go-to places for writing?