Since 1996 Lightning 100 has been broadcasting live from 3rd & Lindsley every Sunday Night starting at 8pm. We’ve had some amazing shows over the years and some of them will never be heard again. Jeff Buckley played the show once and the recording is no where to be found. Luckily many of the shows were archived and you can enjoy many of them right here. If you have a request for a favorite show you would like me to try and track down please send me an email with NASHVILLE SUNDAY NIGHT as the subject to Buckley@Lightning100.com Enjoy!
Every Sunday night, Lightning 100 brings you our critically acclaimed live concert series featuring national, regional and local artists. The show broadcasts live from 3rd & Lindsley on Sundays from 8-10pm.
What Martina McBride intended her latest album to be was a simple gift, but what she wound up with is a timeless treasure.
The multi-million selling vocalist gathered a group of enduring musical chestnuts and assembled a small band to record them live in the studio. The result, a collection titled Everlasting, is a stunning listening experience, with McBride finding fresh nuances in familiar lyrics and working within beautifully crafted new arrangements of cherished melodies.
She breathes new life into ballads like “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” and “Do Right Woman” by digging into the deeper meaning of their messages. McBride is equally refreshing on such tempo tunes as “Wild Night” and “Suspicious Minds.”
Motown gets some new twists in her versions of “Come See About Me” and “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted.” The 1967 Linda Ronstadt ballad “Little Bit of Rain” becomes a standout moment on McBride’s new record. So is the reworking of the 1966 Etta James/Sugar Pie DeSanto romp “In the Basement,” where McBride is joined by pop star Kelly Clarkson. Soulful Gavin DeGraw is her duet partner on the revival of the 1962 Sam Cooke classic “Bring It on Home to Me.”
Everlasting is a departure for Martina McBride in several respects. The pop repertoire and her blue-eyed soul musical approach are certainly new for her. This is also the first collection on her own label. And it marks her first album collaboration with superstar producer Don Was, famed for his work with The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, Bette Midler, Carly Simon, The B-52s, Ringo Starr and more.
Martina McBride has been awarded 14 Gold Records, nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records and two Triple Platinum awards and been recognized for selling over 18 million units. The Country Music Association has named her its Female Vocalist of the Year four times. The Academy of Country Music has presented her with its Top Female honor three times. The Recording Academy has nominated her for 14 Grammy Awards.
The release of Everlasting comes during a time of several other career highlights for her. During the first weeks of 2014, Martina performed at all-star salutes to Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame members Greg Allman and Carole King and was a presenter at the Grammy Awards. She joins Country Music Hall of Fame member George Strait on his farewell tour in the spring. She also has her first book, published by Harper Collins and titled Around The Table, due out this fall. It is a book about entertaining at home complete with recipes, decorating tips, and personal stories, and highlights her passion for food and celebrating life with friends and family.
“Let me teach you how to write a song / The first line must be brief but strong / And the second line should rhyme with something in your baby’s heart / Something that they know but cannot name / And in that way every song’s the same.”
From Every Song’s The Same, track two on Lower Reaches.
Though he exercises some artistic license in the opening line above, Justin Currie points out that he’s “as clueless as the next person” when it comes to the arcane art of songwriting. “It’s a process that will always remain a mystery to me”, he says. “When I wrote Every Song’s The Same I was aware that it could be misconstrued, but it was more, ‘Can somebody out there write something I can get excited about; something I can aim at?’”
After six albums with Del Amitri and three solo albums, what Currie has learned about songwriting is that you have to make yourself available to the muse. “Make sure you’re bored”, he says. “Make sure you’re alone.” To that end, in 2012, the Glaswegian singer briefly extricated himself from city life. Renting a remote cottage, he hunkered down beneath The Cuillins, the mountain range that dominates the Hebridean island of Skye. Currie had no internet and no mobile phone, just an acoustic guitar, a piano, and a ghetto-blaster on which to record his ideas.
“I suppose it was a bit like my Brill Building”, he smiles. “You’re being your own boss and putting yourself under pressure to write. I thought, ‘If it all goes to fuck at least I can go hillwalking…’” It was songs rather than Skye’s famous munros that got bagged, however. Currie wrote fifteen of them in eleven days, something of a personal best in terms of rapid-fire delivery.
The Lower Reaches songs Falsetto, On A Roll, On My Conscience and Half Of Me were all shaped on Skye, and in the end Currie came back two days early and repaired to the pub for a well-earned pint. His mate Aldo remarked that he’d never seen him looking so relaxed.
After having retired as a touring musician in 2003, Baker came to find Lynn through the production of her previous project in Austin,Texas. Over the course of working together on other musical efforts, the two are now able to describe themselves as being “cut from the same thread,” and “rarely on different pages.” This made it not only easy, but essential that Baker and Lynn begin writing and producing music that satisfied their own ever-evolving creative spirits.
“All of our songs truly come from the heart,” Lynn says. Baker and Lynn can dive head-first into serious conversation topics and quickly burst into laughter. “We try not to take anything too seriously,” says Baker. “It’s definitely work, but it’s the best kind of work. There’s no sense in doing it unless you’re having fun.” It’s obvious this duo is doing something they love. Baker and Lynn are preparing to release their first album, From The Wreckage, in which they wrote together before they even intended to call it their own.
“We were just writing to write, then half way through it dawned on us that we had to perform these songs live, as a band; that it was the only way we could see these songs realized,” says Lynn.
Even the band name was a happy accident, but ‘the words sounded good together’ and meant something to them, much like the music they had created. Thus, The Wind and The Wave came into being in late 2012
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
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!
Once again Yuengling presents Nashville Sunday Night at 3RD and Lindsley this week featuring Ivan & Alyosha, Matrimony, and The Falls. Our very own Ana Lee will be hosting and Lightning 100 will be broadcasting both Matrimony, and Ivan & Alyosha’s sets on air so if you cannot make it out to the show be sure to listen to Lightning 100 this Sunday night from 8-10 PM!
Ivan & Alyosha
Another powerhouse band coming out of the Seattle area, Ivan & Alyosha deliver intriguing lyrics through infectious harmonies supported by powerful melodies. Their latest effort, All the Times We Had, is the bands first full-length album to come after their two EP releases. Known for their high-energy live performances the band combines elements of folk, Americana, and rock in an impressive way that is sure to capture your attention. Take a listen to “Be Your Man”
Montibello Drive is this Charolette. North Carolina based bands highly anticipated debut album, and it was worth the wait. Matrimony has opened for a variety of acts such as Langhorne Slim, and Passion Pit. This energetic band has been performing and touring relentlessly and their connection as not only a band but a collective group of pairs of brothers and pairs of lovers alike. Take a listen to “Obey your Guns.”
Make sure you show up early to catch The Falls! This pair of songwriters have had romantic ups and downs in their lives that they are not afraid to write about and share with their fans. The twist is that the songs are about the romantic ups and downs of their own relationship, with each other. Truly an interesting pair this band will not disappoint. Take a listen to “Home”
Written by Jesse Nordstrom
While checking out our numbers on soundcloud, we noticed a huge bump in listens and comments on our last Nashville Sunday Night featuring Luella & the Sun! Check out what everyone is talking about. Are they the next big band from the615? Let us know what you think.
Live from 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville Sunday Night presents Bronze Radio Return on February 17th, 2013.
Live at 3rd and Lindsley at Nashville Sunday Night, Jeremy Lister performs live on November 4th, 2012.
ZZ Ward stopped by Lightning 100 for an in-studio performance before her show at 12th and Porter. She performs her single “Put the Gun Down” which you’ve been hearing on Lightning 100. How do you like the acoustic version of the song? ZZ Ward also performs a slower ballad entitled “Last Love Song” from Til the Casket Drops. ZZ Ward will be returning to town on March 10th for Nashville Sunday Night. Click here to get your tickets before they sell out!
Matthew Perryman Jones stopped by the studio to promote his Nashville Sunday Night performance on Oct. 21st at 3rd and Lindsley. Click here to get tickets to the show. Special thanks to Lt. Dan for posting up the interview and performance!
Delta Spirit performed at Nashville Sunday Night back in 2008 in support of Ode to Sunshine. Check out Lightning 100′s footage from the show! They look so young…or can you tell? Delta Spirit performs St. Francis on NSN, which later came out on History from Below.
Check out these two alternate versions of “Run Away,” the second song we’ve started playing from Sarah Jarosz’ new album Follow Me Down. The video version teams Sarah with Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas for a live-in-the-studio performance in Scotland. We’ll be playing this version on Lightning 100 Unplugged on Sunday morning! The audio version is from Sarah’s Nashville Sunday Night show on June 5th. It’s how she kicked off her set on our broadcast that night.
Fast-rising Nashville duo Elenowen (Josh & Nicole Johnson), who made a national splash competing on NBC-TV’s “The Voice,” gave us a great, full-band performance when they headlined our Nashville Sunday Night broadcast 10-30-11. The set was full of new songs coming on their new album next spring. You can hear 3 highlights on the SoundCloud reel below. Elenowen’s full setlist was: Blood and Bones (audio), What We Hope, Honey Come Home (audio), Head To My Heart (audio), Ghost Of Beauty Divine, Save Me, Stars Go Blue, Hallelujah/Cripple Me, Storm, Where The Waters Meet. After our broadcast ended, the audience at 3rd and Lindsley was treated to these two more: I’m On Fire, Nashville.
3rd and Lindsley was packed and rockin’ on 10-9-11 for our Nashville Sunday Night broadcast headlined by hot new Irish singer/songwriter/musician Imelda May. She won Ireland’s 2009 Meteor Award (their equivalent to the Grammy) for Best Female Artist. In 2010 she performed on the Grammys with Jeff Beck. Her new album Mayhem shows off her unique fusion of musical genres such as surf, blues and rockabilly. This is her time to break big in America. The audio highlight reel below from our show gives you the live performance of “Mayhem,” the single you’ve been hearing on Lightning 100, plus a great rockabilly treatment of “Train Kept A’ Rollin’” and the live “Sneaky Freak,” one of the other many great songs on Mayhem.
Sensational Maylasian songbird Zee Avi brought her exotic sound to our Nashville Sunday Night broadcast at 3rd and Lindsley on 10-2-11. The video highlight here is the performance of her song “The Book Of Morris Johnson” from her new album Ghostbird. Listen how she incorporates some of Foster The People’s smash hit “Pumped Up Kicks” into her song near the end. The audio highlight reel below also includes “Book” and what she calls her masterpiece, “Honey Bee.”
Grammy-winning musician/songwriter and producer Van Hunt moves seamlessly between rock and funk and he brought it to our Nashville Sunday Night broadcast at 3rd and Lindsley on 9-25-11. Check out this performance of “Eyes Like Pearls” from his third album What Were You Hoping For?
Melissa Ferrick returned to 3rd and Lindsley and Lightning 100′s Nashville Sunday Night broadcast just days after releasing Still Right Here, her first new album in five years. She was joined on-stage for a good portion of her set by opening act Ria Mae, a fine emerging singer-songwriter from Nova Scotia and Ria’s friend Margot Durling for backing vocals. You can listen to 3 highlights from the show in the SoundCloud reel below – the opening song, “Welcome To My Life” from her 2001 album Valentine Heartache and the two set-closers from her new album, “Headphones On” and the title cut “Still Right Here.” The full setlist was: Welcome To My Life (audio), Seconds Like These, Weightless and Slow, I Will Back You Up, Singing With The Wind, ‘Til You’re Dead, Will You Be The One, Checking In, You Let Me Be, Headphones On (audio), and Still Right Here (audio).
Gabe Dixon returned to Lightning 100′s Nashville Sunday Night broadcast on 9-4-11 to celebrate the release of his new solo album One Spark. 3rd and Lindsley was standing-room-only for Gabe, the biggest crowd for a NSN yet in the newly expanded version of the club. Saving several old favorites for a 2nd set after the broadcast, the first set was planned to be all new songs from the new album, but near the end, Gabe slipped in “Find My Way” from the 2008 album Gabe Dixon Band, in order to time things out for a big show-ending version of “My Favorite,” the first single from One Spark. You can listen to those two highlights in the SoundCloud reel below. The full NSN setlist was: Strike, Losing You, On A Day Like Today, Release Me, Running On Fumes, (next 4 with Sarah Siskind) Even The Rain, Burn For You, Holiday, Lucky To Be Lost, I Can See You Smile, Perpetual Motion, Find My Way (audio), My Favorite (audio). After the broadcast, the 3rd and Lindsley audience also got to hear: Five More Hours, Far From Home, More Than It Would Seem, And The World Turned, All Will Be Well, Sirens, ‘Til You’re Gone, Disappear.”
Phenomenal young Australian guitar virtuoso Joe Robinson has spent some quality time in Nashville collaborating with some of our elite writers. He’s been recording a new album which will be his first with vocals and features more electric guitar. Here’s a couple of highlights on this SoundCloud reel from Joe’s outstanding set on our Nashville Sunday Night broadcast 8-28-11. The two songs Joe chose to end his set with were “Barely Hangin’ On,” with vocals, and the instrumental “Daddy Longlicks.” If you’ve seen Joe, you know he can play fast and “shred,” but he can play very tastefully understated when he chooses. Did you catch the show? How would you rate Joe Robinson among the guitar greats?
Multi-platinum songwriter from Iowa City Jason Reeves says he’s one of us now. He makes Nashville home. He made his second visit to our Nashville Sunday Night broadcast on 8-21-11 to celebrate the release of his new album The Lovesick. Jason performed the album’s songs track-for-track in order and had time to wrap up the show with a song from his 2007 album The Magnificent Adventures Of Heartache. You can listen to the SoundCloud clip of his performance of the new song “Sticks and Stones.” Jason’s complete setlist was: Helium Hearts, Simple Song, Save My Heart, Infinity To One, Sticks and Stones (audio), No Lies, Only With You, Always Want More, No One Ever Taught Us, Alone, Truth, Just Friends.
After spending a week in Nashville, which she said she loved, Rosi Golan played our Nashville Sunday Night show at 3rd & Lindsley on 8-21-11. The Israeli-born singer/songwriter, who grew up in L.A., and now lives in New York played songs from both her 2008 album The Drifter & The Gypsy and her new album to be released on 8-30-11 Lead Balloon. Check out the SoundCloud clip of her performance of the first single from the new album, “Paper Tiger.” With Jake Phillips backing her on guitar and background vocals and a couple of guest artists on various songs, Rosi’s setlist was: I Don’t Wanna Wait, Paper Tiger (audio), I Like You, C’est L’amour, Flicker (with Jason Reeves), Fly Away, Think Of Me, Seeing Ghosts, Lead Balloon (with Natalie Hemby), Can’t Go Back (with Kate York).
Andy Davis recently treated us to two live performances of the brand-new as-yet-unreleased song “Capital Letters” on Lightning 100. Webmaster Brian Waters shot video of the in-studio performance on 8-12-11 and David Hall shot video of the same song during Nashville Sunday Night on 8-14-11. Brian then combined the two performances into this cool video of a song that will be on Andy’s forthcoming album…hopefully this fall. Do you think this song would make a good next single for Andy?
Andy Davis has been one of Nashville’s top independent artists for a decade now and he’s always a welcome performer on our Nashville Sunday Night broadcast. This highlight reel from 8-14-11 gives you the brand-new song he kicked off the show with, “Heartbreak Yellow,” and another brand-new song “Capital Letters.” Both will be included on an album to be released Fall 2011. You can also hear two old favorites, “Let The Woman” and “Brown Eyes,” which were on his 2007 album Let The Woman. Andy and his band had fun rocking for their first time on the big new stage at the newly expanded 3rd and Lindsley. The full setlist was: Heartbreak Yellow (audio), Hush Money, Capital Letters (audio), Thinnest Ice, Let The Woman (audio), Sweet Lorraine, Black Keys, Get Higher, Brown Eyes (audio), Good Life, Get Back (Beatles cover), and Story Just Starting. After the broadcast, the live audience wanted more, so Andy did a two-song encore that ended with a song I requested, “Believeable Doubt,” which was a perfect ender for a great night.
Andy Davis will headline our 8/14/11 Nashville Sunday Night broadcast. He came in the Lightning 100 studio on 8/8/11 and performed this brand new as-yet-unreleased song “Capital Letters.” Also included in this SoundCloud reel is an early mix of the LP version of the same song, earmarked for his forthcoming album. Enjoy this preview and tune into Lightning 100 Sunday night for more, or better yet, come out to 3rd and Lindsley!
Jen Foster returned to Nashville Sunday Night on 8/7/11 with her band to headline on the big new 3rd and Lindsley stage. Jen’s been one of Nashville’s top indie artists for nearly a decade. Her song “Taking Bob Dylan” made Lightning 100′s Top 20 for the year in 2006. Since then she’s won numerous songwriting awards and had many songs featured in TV shows and movies. Her set this night included some old favorites and some brand-new songs she’s recently recorded but has yet to release. The SoundCloud highlight reel below features four songs from this set: Let Me Give You My Coat, Taking Bob Dylan (audio), Amen, Secondhand Love (audio), There For You, The Least I Can Do, Venice Beach (audio), Closer To Nowhere (audio), and Last Call.
The problem Jen Foster will always have is how to top the near-perfect song she wrote and recorded in 2005, “Taking Bob Dylan.” You can’t top perfection, just strive to equal it, and she may very well do it on her forthcoming album. Here’s a couple of brand new, as-yet-unreleased tracks she’s sent us from the recording studio as well as an old favorite. All these will likely be performed on our 8/7/11 Nashville Sunday Night broadcast from the newly expanded 3rd and Lindsley. Let’s give our Nashville girl a big audience for her homecoming.