Vance Joy performing “Riptide” and “Emmylou”

Vance JoyLightning 100 was the first radio station in the U.S. to play Vance Joy.  We love discovering artists for our fans!  Check out Vance Joy’s performance of “Riptide” and “Emmylou” during a secret show.  Was this a good find?  Tell us what you think of Vance Joy!

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Matt Costa performing “Early November” and “Ophelia”

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Matt Costa visited the studio…..a month ago.  Sometimes we get busy here at the station, but late is better than never!  Check out “Early November” and “Ophelia” from Matt’s fourth studio album Mobile Chateau.  When Matt Costa first started writing for his fourth full-length album, he envisioned the end result as a stripped-down selection of rootsy folk songs. But once he plunged into the songwriting process something much more grandiose and sonically adventurous began to emerge. Soon Costa found himself in the midst of a highly unanticipated yet deeply expansive evolution of artistry as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Read more

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Gin Wigmore performing “Man Like That” and “Black Sheep”

Gin Wigmore stops by the studio for a quick interview and performance while she is in town.  Gin Wigmore is playing the first week of Live On The Green with ZZ Ward and Matt & Kim!  Click here to get your VIP tickets to the show!

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The Wild Feathers performing “The Ceiling” and “Left My Woman”

The Wild Feathers perform “The Ceiling” and ” Left My Woman” live in the WRLT studio. Support your favorite locals by sharing this post!

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The Black Cadillacs performing “Find My Own Way Home” and “Since I Won’t Let Go”

The Black Cadillacs perform “Find My Own Way Home”  and “Since I Won’t Let Go” live in the WRLT studio.  Click here fore more information on The Black Cadillacs!

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Edited by Ben Wright

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Wake Owl performing “Gold” and “Wild Country”

Wake Owl stopped by the studio a few weeks ago in support of their new album Wild Country EP.  The band is returning to Nashville this weekend for Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and Nashville Sunday Night.  You’ve got two opportunities to see the band this week, just matters if you prefer a field or AC venue.  Click here to listen to the full interview.

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The Features performing “This Disorder” and “With Every Beat”

the-features-this-disorder-liveOne of our favorite local bands, The Features, join us in the Lightning 100 studio to debut two new songs off self titled record.  The Features perform “With Every Beat” live in the Lightning 100 studio.  Second camera died in the middle, but didn’t want to waste the footage.  The Features also performed their first single we’ve been playing on 100.1 FM, “This Disorder” in the studio.   What do you think of the acoustic versions of these songs?  Click here to see both performances.

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Jake Bugg performing “Two Fingers”, “Country Song”, “Trouble Town” and “Lightning Bolt”

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Live at The High Watt

Lightning 100 hooked a few of our listeners up with a not so secret show, secret show with Jake Bugg!  WRLT was one of the first stations in the US to play Jake Bugg.  Check out these live performances live from The High Watt of “Lightning Bolt”, “Trouble Town”, “Country Song”, Two Fingers”, and “Taste It”.  What’s your favorite song from the performance?  Click here to see all of the perfomances.  Please make sure to share, rate, and subscribe to our youtube channel!

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The Mowgli’s performing “Time”, “Great Divide” and “San Francisco”

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Most of The Mowgli’s

The hippies from California, The Mowgli’s,  perform “Time”, “Great Divide”, and “San Francisco” live in the Lightning 100 studio!  We crammed 7 band members, 1 dj, and a camera guy into our small studio.

Filmed and edited by Brian Waters

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Dawes performing “From a Window Seat”, “Someone Will” and “Something In Common”

dawes-1Dawes performs “Someone Will”, “Something In Common”, and “From a Window Seat” live at William Colliers.  You’ve been hearing “From a Window Seat” on 100.1 FM, what do you think of the other songs?  Should we play add them to the new music list?

Check out the full performance at https://soundcloud.com/lightning100/dawes-secret-show-2013

Filmed by Brian Waters & Victor Huckabee
Edited by Brian Waters

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Alt-J performing “Matilda” and “Breezeblocks”

Slowly, but surely we are getting all videos posted from our “not so secret session” with Alt-J!  Hope you enjoyed “Fitzpleasure” and “Tessallate“, now check out “Matilda” and their hit single “BreezeBlocks” live at WRLT!

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Alt-J performing “Fitzpleasure” and “Tessellate”

Alt-J performs “Fitzpleasure” and “Tessallate” live for a few lucky fans outside the WRLT studio.  We’ve got “BreezeBlocks” and “Matilda” coming out soon in pt. 2!

Filmed and edited by Brian Waters

Until then, you can click here to listen to the full interview and performance.

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Bahamas performing “Caught Me Thinking” and “Already Yours”

bahamas-video1Bahamas perform “Caught Me Thinking” and “Already Yours” live in the Lightning 100 studio.   Afie Jurvanen mentions a secret pizza party before playing “Caught Me Thinking”.  Don’t worry, Afie is not slowly going crazy, he is referencing the Calaxico sound check/pizza party.  Add Lightning 100 on facebook to win tickets to the next secret pizza party!  We’ve also included the full interview and performance via soundcloud!

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Bronze Radio Return performing “Shake Shake Shake” live

Bronze Radio Return performs “Shake, Shake, Shake” off their recent release Up, On and Over live in the Lightning 100 studio.  What do you think of the live version?

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Leagues performing “Spotlight” live

Leagues perform “Spotlight” live on Lightning 100.  Listen to the full interview posted below.  Leagues is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee that formed in 2013. The band are made up of Thad Cockrell, Tyler Burkum and Jeremy Lutito

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Jacob Jones performing “Now That I Found You” and “Good Timin’ in Waynetown”

Jacob Jones performs “Now That I Found You” and “Good Timin’ in Waynetown” off his recent release Play It Loud, Ray live at Lightning 100.

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Courtney performing “Morning” and “One Way Conversation”

Courtney Jaye drops by the studio to perform some sweet melodies to get our listeners excited about her show.  You’ve been hearing “Morning” on 100.1 FM, now enjoy a live version.  Courtney also plays “One Way Conversation”  live in the studio.

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Colorfeels performing “Shapes” and “Pretty Walk”

Local Nashville band, Colorfeels perform “Shapes” and “Pretty Walk” live at Lightning 100.  Click here to see our other videos with Colorfeels.

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ZZ Ward performing “Put Down The Gun” and “Last Love Song”


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!

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Missy Higgins performing “Hello Hello” and “Everyone is Waiting”

Missy Higgins visit the studio before opening up for Gotye at the Ryman Auditorium.  You’ve been hearing “Hello Hello” on 100.1 FM, now watch it live in the studio.  Missy Higgins also performed her new single “Everyone is Waiting”.

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The Drowning Men performing “A Fool’s Campaign” and ” I Am the Beggar Man

The Drowning Men perform a live version of “A Fool’s Campaign” and “I Am the Beggar Man” in the Lightning 100 studio.
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Walk the Moon performing “Anna Sun” and “Tightrope”

We were excited to get Walk the Moon into the studio for an interview and performance before their show at Mercy Lounge.  The guys came into the studio, without face paint, to perform “Anna Sun” and “Tightrope” live in the studio.  Click here to watch the HD live performances.

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The Weeks performing “Slave to the South”

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Recently transplanted, The Weeks, relocated to East Nashville from Jackson, Mississippi visited the studio to be guest on the615.  The guys talk about the difference living in Nashville has already made in their career and perform “Slave to the South” live in the studio.  Click here to watch the video.  Do not miss The Weeks upcoming show with The Whigs at Nashville Sunday Night on December 16th.

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GroupLove performing “Colors” and “Cruel and Beautiful World”

GrouploveWhat do you think the band GroupLove is like? Eccentric indie rockers? Goofy new age hippies? All the above?  You’ll just have to listen to the interview to find out.  Then you can watch Grouplove performs “Colors” and “Cruel and Beautiful World” on HD video live in our studio on 10-23-12.

Grouplove performs "Colors" and "Beautiful and Cruel World" on 10-23-12 by Lightning100

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Imagine Dragons performing “Radioactive” and “It’s Time”

Imagine Dragons perform “Radioactive” and “It’s Time” live at Lightning 100.  The band explains the meaning behind each song and answers a few questions from the audience!  Wonder how those listeners to go be a part of the secret show?  Make sure to follow Lightning 100 on facebook and twitter. Filmed and edited by Brian Waters

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