Lightning 100 Unplugged – 4/13/14

ArtistSong TitleSourceSun 4/13/14
Blind MelonChange (Changed – Alternate Version)Change EP
Brandi CarlileDreamsKINK Live 13
Ben TaylorNothing I Can DoAnother Run Around The Sun
Sam PalladioDriftwoodUnreleased, Lightning 100 exclusive
Jason IsbellDifferent DaysBackstage Bonnaroo
Aimee MannFreewayBackstage Bonnaroo
Band of HorsesInfinite ArmsLive at the Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge
Rhett MillerCome AroundNashville Sunday Night Live from 3rd and Lindsley
Ani DiFrancoGravelBackstage Bonnaroo
ColdplayLovers in Japan
Fitz and the TantrumsOut of My LeagueLightning 100 Secret Show, 2013
Wild CubThunder ClatterLightning 100 In Studio, 4/2/14
GusterAmsterdamLive From the Mountatin Stage Music Lounge
Rilo KileySilver LiningBackstage Bonnaroo
FuturebirdsAmerican CowboyBackstage Bonnaroo
Gary Clark, Jr.Bright LightsBackstage Bonnaroo
Dave Matthews and Tim ReynoldsSatelliteLive at Luther College
Alex ClareToo Close
Alt JBreeze BlocksBackstage Bonnaroo
Jack JohnsonI Got YouBackstage Bonnaroo


Lightning 100 Unplugged

ArtistSong TitleSourceSun 4/6/14
Amos LeeWindows Are Rolled DownBackstage Bonnaroo
Ingrid MichaelsonThe Way I AmLive acoustic
Richard Thompson1952 Vincent Black LightningAcoustic Café
Laura MarlingMaster HunterLightning 100 In Studio, November 2013
Bob MarleyRedemption SongUprising
CureLove SongGreatest Hits, Limited Edition
David GrayFugitive
LuciusDon’t Just Sit ThereBackstage Bonnaroo
Lindsey BuckinghamNever Going Back AgainRare on Air
John HiattHave A Little Faith In MeLive From the Archives
MatrimonyLast LoveLightning 100 In Studio, 3/31/14
Avett BrothersI and Love and YouAcoustic
Lenny KravitzFly AwayLive acoustic
Brett DennenWhen We Were YoungLightning 100 Secret Show, 2/21/14
Alpha RevNew MorningAcoustic
James MorrisonNothing Ever Hurt Like YouLive
The Civil WarsI Had Me a GirlBare Bones ep
The DecemberistsDown By The WaterBackstage Bonnaroo
G. LoveHot Cookin’Backstage Bonnaroo
PhoenixLisztomaniaLightning 100 In Studio, 4/23/10


Lightning 100 Unplugged

ArtistSong TitleSourceSun 3/30/14
InxsNever Tear Us Apart
Ben LeeCatch My DiseaseNashville Sunday Night Live
Neil YoungI Am A ChildLive at the Cellar Door
The Wild FeathersGot It WrongLightning 100 In Studio, 11/25/13
Citizen CopeBullet and a TargetLightning 100 In Studio
PassengerLet Her GoLightning 100 Secret Show, 2013
Sugar and the Hi LowsRing of FireLightning 100 In Studio, 2/13/14
Lisa LoebStayLive From the Archives
Alt JFitzpleasureBackstage Bonnaroo
Frightened RabbitCandlelitLightning 100 In Studio, September 2013
Lord HuronTime To RunBackstage Bonnaroo
Umphrey’s McGeeThat’s the Way (Led Zeppelin cover)Backstage Bonnaroo
JemFalling For YouLightning 100 In Studio, 2004
Folk ImplosionFree To GoNashville Sunday Night Live
Pete YornLife on a ChainOn The Mountain 7
Norah JonesCome Away With MeAcoustic Café
Rhett MillerMurder or a Heart Attack
Toad The Wet SprocketFall DownAcoustic Dance Party
AdeleRight as RainBackstage Bonnaroo
Gary LourisWaiting For the SunBackstage Bonnaroo
Fitz and the TantrumsFool’s GoldLightning 100 Secret Show, 2013


Lightning 100 Unplugged

Here’s the playlist for Sunday, March 23rd. Tune in Sunday mornings at 9:30am!

ArtistSong TitleSourceSun 3/23/14
DawesTime Spent In Lost AngelesLightning 100 In Studio 10/20/11
RaconteursOld EnoughBackstage Bonnaroo
SoundgardenBlack Hole SunThe Roads We Choose – A Retrospective
The NationalSea of LoveBackstage Bonnaroo
Alanis MorissetteHand In My PocketFeast On Scraps
Nickel CreekJealous of The MoonBackstage Bonnaroo
Vance JoyRiptideLightning 100 Secret Show, 2013
Glenn Tilbrook and The FluffersTemptedAcoustic Café
Walk The MoonTightropeBackstage Bonnaroo
Paul SimonSound of SilenceLive from Webster Music Hall, NYC 6/6/2011
Justin Townes EarleWanderin’Backstage Bonnaroo
Tom Petty and The HeartbreakersJammin’ MeLive From the Archives, Vol. 4
World PartyIs It Like Today?Live at Massey Hall, 1971
Mike DoughtyLooking At The World From The Bottom of A WellBackstage Bonnaroo
The WallflowersOne HeadlightOn The Mountain 7
Toad The Wet SprocketSomething’s Always WrongAcoustic Dance Party
Moon TaxiThe New Black
Ryan AdamsChains of LoveiTunes Session
Bruce SpringsteenBorn To RunTougher Than The Rest of Us CD Single


Lightning 100 Unplugged

Get up early on Sunday morning, brew a nice big pot of coffee and check out our  morning shows – Nashville By Nicole at 7am, then The Acoustic Cafe followed by Lightning 100 Unplugged at 9:30am.  Here’s what I played on Sunday, March 16, 2014:

ArtistSong TitleSourceSun 3/16/14
Ben HarperDiamonds on The InsideLive from The Mountain Music Lounge
Delta SpiritTrashcanLightning 100 In Studio
WilcoOutta Mind (Outta Sight)KFOG Live From The Archives, Vol. 4
Black KeysToo Afraid To Love YouBackstage Bonnaroo
Amanda ShiresBulletproofLightning 100 In Studio, October 2013
Need To BreatheThe OutsidersLightning 100 In Studio
Birds of TokyoLantersLightning 100 In Studio, March 10, 2014
Father John MistyOnly Son of A Ladies ManBackstage Bonnaroo
John Butler TrioBetter ThanBackstage Bonnaroo
Local NativesYou and IBackstage Bonnaroo
Amos LeeFlowerBackstage Bonnaroo
Black CrowesShe Talks to AngelsCroweology
Neil YoungOld ManLive at Massey Hall, 1971
Ray LaMontagneBeg, Steal or BorrowBackstage Bonnaroo
Zach HeckendorfAll The Right PlacesLightning 100 In Studio, 2012
Gary Clark, Jr.Don’t Owe You A ThingBackstage Bonnaroo
Jimmy Eat WorldThe MiddleGood To Go
Colin HayOverkill
Bob MarleyRedemption SongUprising


Lightning 100 Unplugged

Here’s what I played Sunday, March 9, 2014:

ArtistSong TitleSourceSun 3/9/14
Neil YoungUnknown LegendNeil Young Unplugged
LuciusDon’t Just Sit ThereBackstage Bonnaroo
Vance JoyPlay With FireLightning 100 Secret Show
EchosmithCool KidsLightning 100 Secret Show
Snow PatrolChocolateKFOG Live From The Archives, Vol. 15
Delta SaintsParadise (John Prine Cover)Lightning 100 In Studio, February 28, 2014
CalexicoQuattroKFOG Live From The Archives, Vol. 14
Erin McCarleyPitter PatAcoustic Archive
Laura MarlingMaster HunterLightning 100 In Studio, November 11, 2013
Black PrairieThe Song Remains The SameBackstage Bonnaroo
The CureJust Like Heaven
Amos LeeWindows Are Rolled DownBackstage Bonnaroo
A3Woke Up This Morning
Matt NathansonFasterAcoustic Café
Old Crow Medicine ShowWagon Wheel
The NationalDon’t Swallow The CapBackstage Bonnaroo
Donavon FrankenreiterMove By YourselfBackstage Bonnaroo
G. LoveNothing Quite Like HomeLightning 100 In Studio, February 25, 2014
Greg LaswellTake EverythingAcoustic Archive
Ingrid MichaelsonBe OKAcoustic Archive
Duncan SheikBarely BreathingKFOG Live From The Archives
The DamnwellsGolden DaysKFOG Live From The Archives, Vol. 14


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Local Artist of the week- Playing Soulshine 03/7/14
Colony House- Keep On Keeping On-(Playin’ live Friday 3/7 at Soulshine Pizza at 7pm)

Dj Picks
Hammel – Kyshona Armstrong- Al Marie
Wells – The Delta Saints- Paradise (John Prine cover)

 This Just In
Jeffrey James- I’m Wide Awake- I’m Wide Awake EP(Out this Tuesday- Playin Live April 9th, at 12th and Porter with Justin Forrest)

Live in the Lightning 100 Studios
St. Paul & the Broken Bones- Call Me- Live from our Not so secret show

Bands Around Town
Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes- Sun Goes Out- Kid Tiger (Playing Live Saturday 3/8/14 at Exit In w/ Blank Range and Alanna Royale)
The Young International- More Of The Same (Playing live tonight 3/3/14 Road to Bonnaroo 2014)
Robert Ellis- Tour Song- (Playing tonight at the Basement w/ T Hardy Morris and Sam Smith)
Diamond Carter- Let Yourself Be Loved- Playin Live Wednesday 3/5/14 at 12th & Porter)
The Wood Brothers- Luckiest Man- Playin Live Friday 3/7/14 at 3rd & Lindsley with Brigitte DeMeyer
Repeat Repeat- 12345678 (Playing live tonight 3/3/14 Road to Bonnaroo 2014)

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Lightning 100 Unplugged

Hope you’re enjoying Lightning 100 Unplugged! Let me know what you think – tweet me @analeec.

ArtistSong TitleSourceSun 3/2/14
BahamasCaught Me Thinking
The Head and The HeartLost In My MindLightning 100 Secret Show
Mumford and SonsTimshellBackstage Bonnaroo
JohnnySwimHome/JacksonBackstage Bonnaroo
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic ZerosMan on FireBackstage Bonnaroo
Sister HazelAll For YouBefore The Amplifiers
Counting CrowsMr. Jones
Jason Isbell and Amanda ShiresCover Me UpNashville Sunday Night, October 6, 2013
The NationalThis Is The Last TimeBackstage Bonnaroo
Band of HorsesNo One’s Gonna Love YouAcoustic at The Ryman
LuciusGo HomeLightning 100 In Studio, January 23, 2014
Landon PiggCan’t Let Go
Matt CostaCold DecemberBackstage Bonnaroo
The Wild FeathersLeft My WomanLightning 100 In Studio, 2013
The WhigsWaitingLightning 100 In Studio
TrainSave Me, San Francisco
O.A.R.Love and MemoriesBackstage Bonnaroo
PassengerLet Her GoLightning 100 Secret Show
CalexicoAcross The WireBackstage Bonnaroo
Ruby AmanfuUnbreakableLightning 100 In Studio


Lightning 100 Unplugged

This past Sunday’s Lightning 100 Unplugged show featured some new versions of some of your favorite Lightning 100 music, including a great live version of Death Cab For Cutie’s “I Will Possess Your Heart” and Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl” on piano. Get your coffee brewing early and plan to join me next Sunday morning at 9:30am!

Here’s what I played:

ArtistSong TitleBackstage BonnarooSun 2/23/14
Jack JohnsonI Got YouBackstage Bonnaroo
Alt JTessellateBackstage Bonnaroo
Ben HarperFight Outta YouBackstage Bonnaroo
Neil YoungCinnamon GirlLive at The Cellar Door
Ray LaMontagneForever My FriendBackstage Bonnaroo
Death Cab For CutieI Will Possess Your HeartLive From The Archives, Vol. 15
Ryan AdamsLucky NowiTunes Session
Vance JoyEmmyLouLightning 100 Secret Show
Father John MistyI’m Writing A NovelBackstage Bonnaroo
Talking HeadsPsycho Killer (live)Stop Making Sense
Shawn ColvinSunny Came HomeLive From The Archives, Vol. 5
Ed KowalczykLightning CrashesLightning 100 In Studio July 10, 2009
ColdplayGod Put A Smile Upon Your FaceLive From The Archives, Vol. 15
G. LovePeace, Love and HappinessLive From The Archvies, Vol. 15
Peter Bradley AdamsYou DanceNashville Sunday Night, June 11, 2006


Nickel Creek Poster Contest

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Submit a photo with 2 of your friends in front of the poster for a chance to win 3 front row tickets to the show!  Visit one of these locations to take the picture!  Click here to upload your photo.  Voting end son Feb 21st at 5pm(CST).

Tin Roof & The Green Room
Fat Bottom
Garage Coffee Company
Pour House Nashville


CounterPoint Rules 2014

Rules for Counterpoint Beer, Bands & Bingo:

Each Tuesday between February 4, 2014 and March 25, 2014 (“contest period”) Lightning 100 & Tin Roof Nashville will play Beer Bands & Bingo for a chance to win a pair of weekend passes to Counterpoint Festival 2014!  Counterpoint Festival 2014 will feature performances by Outkast, Foster The People, STS9, Pretty Lights, Moon Taxi, Sleigh Bells, Thievery Corporation and many more in Kingston Downs, Georgia, April 25-27.  Complete lineup at

How it works:

Join us each Tuesday beginning February 4, 2014 and ask for your Beer Bands & Bingo punch card and hang out to play bingo for a chance at great weekly prizes.

During the Beer Bands & Bingo event each Tuesday during the contest period, each winning Bingo game card may be exchanged for an entry into the Grand Prize drawing.  Bring your punch card each week during the contest period and the Tin Roof staff will punch your card after you’ve played at least two games of bingo.

On March 25, 2014, at the end of the contest period, one entry blank will be given for entry in the Grand Prize for every punch on the punch card during the contest period.

Odds of winning Grand Prize depends upon number of eligible entries received.

Grand Prize drawing will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the conclusion of Beer Bands & Bingo (approximately 10pm) inside the Green Room at Tin Roof Nashville.  Eligible participants MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN ON MARCH 25, 2014 AT 10PM.  MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO ENTER.


Craig Jackson Band

Nashville’s own Craig Jackson Band will have a song featured tonight on ABC’s Nashville!

You can watch the show online here tonight at 9pm cst :

Here I Go Again is from the Craig Jackson Band ep Sweeter Songs. It was Craig’s first time working with fellow Nashvillian and former Uncle Tupelo drummer, Ken Coomer.

Here is a live version they did with Adam Ollendorff (who co-wrote the song) for a Wounded Warriors benefit.

#SupportLocal #the615


Moon Taxi play Conan : return to Hangout Fest

Nashville’s Moon Taxi is returning to the Gulf Shore Beach of Alabama for Hangout Fest 2014!

The Nashville based act performed, The New Black, on Conan last night.

Moon Taxi features Belmont grads that have been building a fan base across the country since 2006. They were our first Music City Mayhem champions and have played every year of Lightning 100′s Live on the Green. We’ve seen them at Bonnaroo and they just brought in the new year at Marathon Music Works. It was their 5th year in a row having a sold out hometown New Years Eve show!

Check here for a tour date near you:


Festivus Airing of Grievances


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Local Artist of the week-
Thom Donovan feat. Ruby Amanfu- Shipwreck

Dj Picks
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


Laura Marling performs “Master Hunter” on Letterman

Laura Marling performed “Master Hunter” on my show on Monday, November 11 before her show at Marathon Music Works that night. I didn’t get video of it, but thought you might want to check her out performing it live on Letterman earlier this year. You can hear my chat with her and her Lightning 100 in studio performance in our Audio Archive.


Ed Kowalcyk from Live

Ed Kowalcyk of the band Live stopped by the Lightning 100 studio before his concert at Franklin Theatre to chat with Lightning 100′s Lt. Dan.


Laura Mvula

Here’s the video for the song “Green Garden” you’ve been hearing recently on Lightning 100.  It’s from her record “Sing To The Moon”


Young The Giant

Here’s the official video for “It’s About Time” from the new record “Mind Over Matter” due out on Jan. 21st, 2014…


Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

You’ve been hearing “Stranger To My Happiness” from their new record “Give The People What They Want” due out on Jan. 14th, 2014… Here’s another track that’s got Sharon animated!!!  It’s called “Retreat”


Metro Public Works’ Littering Is Wrong Too Contest


Lightning 100, Team Green Adventures, and Metro Public Works’ Littering Is Wrong Too campaign came up with an idea to really push home the importance of keeping Nashville Clean, and now it’s turning into a pretty big deal! Mayor Karl Dean has issued an official proclimation to make this week Litter Free Nashville Week. Listen on Lightning 100 (WRLT 100.1 FM) all week long for littering facts, chances to win $100 Visa gift cards, and sample jingles from the Public Works’ Littering Is Wrong Too Jingle Contest! It all kicks off with an interview from the Mayor during our Morning show @ 9:30am Monday!

Metropolitan Nashville Department of Public Works and Lightning 100 encourage you to take action this week, and make a difference! To find resources for organizing your own cleanup event, or to get supplies donated to the cause, contact Metro Nashville Public Works at (615) 862-8418.

When: November 4-8th, 2013
Where: Nashville, TN
(… and all surrounding Greater Nashville areas, and surrounding counties!)
Cost: This is a free city-wide initiative. Let’s get started!

Trip Leader: YOU!

Difficulty: It’s easy to pick up litter as you pass by it! It’s also easy to win $100 (details below)!
Registration Deadline: Registration not required, but you can show support on Litter Free Nasvhille Week Facebook event page.


When you are driving
Don’t throw trash out the window
Or we will find you

Write a haiku, post a Litter Free Caption Photo, or Retweet some pretty outstanding Litter Facts… and you could win a $100 Visa Gift Cards, compliments of Waste Management and Metro Public Works’Littering Is Wrong Too campaign! Individuals can enter in all three contesting opportunities, but is only eligible to win one. Check out the details below:

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Win tickets to The Mowglis

tumblr_msx9jd69DX1rjfn86o1_500Want to see The Mowglis headline with Kopecky Family Band? Show your kindness by doing something kind for someone! Let us know what you did in a comment below and for the chance to win tickets with 3 of your friends will be chosen to have a VIP experience (parking, separate viewing area, mercy items, and concessions) at the show! Contest ends Tuesday, November 6th… go make someone’s day!


King for a Day Contest

kings-of-leon-king-for-a-dayHow would you like to be King for a Day?  Lightning 100 is partnering with Live Nation to give one lucky listener the royal experience at Kings of Leon show at Bridgestone Arena on February 7th.  Submit a photo of yourself dressed as a “King” for the chance to win two tickets to the show, limo ride from Grand Avenue, and dinner before the show!  All photos should be submitted to  Bonus points if you post the photo on Facebook and tag Lightning 100 and #kingforaday.




Win tickets to the Marathon Village Block Party

101813 Block Party Poster FBNobody throws a party like Lightning 100! This time we are getting some help from all out our friends down here in Marathon Village for the first Marathon Village Engine Block Party coming to you on Friday, October 18th. We are bringing all things music, performance, food, and art to our nick of the woods to show off some of Nashville’s most creative and eclectic businesses including Marathon Music Works, Corsair Artisan Distillery, The Bang Candy Company, Garage Coffee, 5 Points Digital Imaging and of course Lightning 100, Nashville’s independent radio.   Use promo code L100 for 10.01 tickets!


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