Colorfeels perform Pushover and Keep Me Alive – Live

Nashville’s own Colorfeels perform a private performance at Hangout Music Fest. Check out this new unreleased song “Pushover”.

Filmed by Brian Waters and Victor Huckabee
Edited by Brian Waters

Nashville’s Colorfeels performs at Lightning 100’s Miller Made Music Showcase at 12th and Porter. Check out this in-studio performance of “Keep Me Alive.”


Hot tub session with Cherub at Hangout Fest

We had several different ideas for a backstage performance with Cherub at Hangout Music Fest.  After debating the logistics of a jet ski performance and finding out that they’ve already done a bathroom session in Mexico, we went with the hot tub idea.  It was the end of the festival and everyone just wanted to do a little relaxing.  After carrying around 30 pounds of gear up and down the beach all weekend, I was all for this idea.  Cherub perform an acoustic performance of “Hold Me” right before The Flaming Lips were about to take the stage to perform Dark Side of the Moon.



 “Hey bros, you want to get into the hot tub and play some music?”

Filmed by Brian Waters and Victor Huckabee
Edited by Brian Waters


Delta Spirit in-studio performance

Matt Vasquez from Delta Spirit joined us in the studio before his show at Cannery Ballroom.  The other guys apparently wanted to “sleep in”, but we’ve just got a hunch that they remembered the small size of our studio.  Check out this solo performance of the sad version of “California” and Matt’s first solo live performance of “Yahama”.  We’ve been playing “California” on Lightning 100, any other songs on the album you would like to hear?  Leave a comment below and let us know.  Click here to see our other in-studios with Delta Spirit.


Grouplove music video for “Tongue Tied”

Grouplove "Tongue Tied" from Jordan Bahat on Vimeo.

Warning: This video is in reverse.  Try not to get too dizzy.


Music City Mayhem in-studios

Congratulations to Roots for Rebellion for winning the 2012 Music City Mayhem.  Next time we see the guys they will be on stage at Live On the Green performing for thousands of fans!  We want to say a special thanks to Kansas City Bible Company, Hot Mess and Billy Swayze for being apart of the contest.


The Head and the Heart perform Down in the Valley and Beacon Hill – Live

The Head And The Heart in the Lightning 100 studio performing their hit song “Down In The Valley” and cover a Damien Jurado song called “Beacon Hill.”

Filming & Editing: Wells Adams
Interview & Sound: Dan Buckley

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Roots of a Rebellion – Giving Tree – Live at Lightning 100

Music City Mayhem champs, Roots of a Rebellion perform “Giving Tree” live in the studio.  Check ROAR out at Live On the Green on September 20th with MISSING CATS FEATURING JOHN “JOJO” HERMANN & SHERMAN EWING and NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS!

Filmed and Edited by Brian Waters

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Dave Barnes in-studio

Local comedian/musician Dave Barnes stopped by the Lightning 100 studio to debut some new tunes.  Check out “Mine To Love” and “White Flag” off the new album Stories to Tell.  Want to hear either of the songs on 100.1 FM?


Ed Sheeran in-studio performance

Ed Sheeran makes his Music City debut on Lightning 100.  Ed stopped by the studio before performing at the historic Ryman Auditorium.  What do you think of this UK artists on the rise?  Which in-studio performance is your favorite?  Leave us a comment if you would like to hear him on 100.1 FM.

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Andrew Bird in-studio videos

Before Andrew Bird headlined at Ryman Auditorium, he stopped by the studio to do a few tunes.  He was having equipment issues with his pedals, so he had to do everything with out loops.  Unique exclusive performance from Andrew Bird, yes please!  Check out this performance of “Give It Away” and “Eyeoneye”.

Do you want to hear some new Andrew Bird tunes on Lightning 100?  Leave us a comment below and let us know!

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Justin Townes Earle in-studio videos

Justin Townes Earle stopped by the studio to record an episode of Music Business Radio.  He showed up a little early so we got him to play a few songs on air and talk about his new record “Nothing’s Ever Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now.”  Check out these performances of  “Memphis in the Rain” and “Am I That Lonely Tonight?”

What do you think of the new album?  We are playing “Look the Other Way”, any other tracks we should add?  We’ve been a big fan of Justin Townes Earle since the beginning of his career.  Check out some of our earlier in-studio performances with over 40,000 views.


The Shins on SNL


Jessie Baylin live in-studio and Grimey’s

Local artist Jessie Baylin stopped by the Lightning 100 studio after performing at Nashville Sunday Night.  Jessie Baylin just released her debut album, “Little Spark” on Verve Forcast.  Jessie was able to perform the song “Hurry Hurry” in the studio before the tornado siren/EAS warning which interrupted her during “I Feel That Too.”  Kind of ironic songs to be playing during a tornado warning?  We found a version of the song filmed at Grimey’s New and Preloved Music.  Special thanks to NashvilleLance for filming at Grimey’s!


Delta Spirit performs Trashcan, People, Turn Around, and Strange Vine

Delta Spirit performs Trashcan, People, Turn Around, and Strange Vine.  Check out the guys during their first album in 2008!


Lt. Dan’s Top Videos of 2011!

2011 was a great year for music!

I went through all the videos from bands and artists that performed on my show this year and was blown away by all the great memories!

One I will remember for the rest of my life was THE DOOBIE BROTHERS asking me to sing BLACK WATER. In the middle of the performance! Unreal. Thank god I was basically in key…or this would not be the first video in my Best of 2011! ;-)

This Nashville based band put out one of my favorite albums in 2011. I had the pleasure of having them perform this track LOST BOY on my show. Pick up a copy of THE APACHE RELAY album AMERICAN NOMAD today at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music.

How about getting THE CIVIL WARS on my show! Such a pleasure getting this intimate performance of BARTON HOLLOW from Joy Williams and John Paul White. Life is good!

When NICKEL CREEK said, farewell for now, we all knew we would get some superb music from the gang, as they explored solo projects and new groups. Chris Thile seems to really be enjoying himself here with his new band, THE PUNCH BROTHERS. This recording is coming from two room mics. Simply amazing.

MOON TAXI – I love this Nashville band. It’s been so much fun watching them grow into the stars they have yet to become. Their new album CABARET drops in the beginning of February. 2012 will be the year of MOON TAXI!

I guess for now, this will be a top 5 but there are dozens more. This link will take you to the beginning of the year on our youtube page.


Thanks for listening and cheers to an awesome 2011!


Merry Christmas from Mindy Smith!

We hope your having a safe and happy holiday!  Enjoy this new holiday delight by Mindy Smith entitled “Santa Will Find You.”


Fitz and The Tantrums cover The Raconteurs

We recently had Fitz and The Tantrums perform a secret show at Marathon Recorders for some Lightning 100 fans.  Fitz asked if the audience would mind if he did they did a cover of a local Nashville band, The Raconteurs.  Check out this video produced by The Funky Umbrella and recorded by Marathon Recorders!



Warren Haynes in studio performance

Warren Haynes visits the Lightning 100 studio before he performs at the grand opening(first show) at Marathon Music Works.  We would like to see your pictures from the show, leave us a comment with the link!  We’ve posted two stripped down versions of “River’s Gonna Rise” and “Sick of My Shadow” at Lightning 100.  What do you think of Warren Haynes solo?

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Elenowen in studio performance

Nashville based duo, Elenowen, visited the Lightning 100 studio before their debut headlining performance at Nashville Sunday Night.  Do you recognize this duo?  You might have seen the couple on NBC’s The Voice last season.  Click here to check out their in studio performance of the song “Head to my Heart” and “Blood and Bones”.  These are two unreleased songs that will be on their upcoming new album in 2012!  We look forward to hearing the finished new tunes!

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Dawes in studio videos

We were pretty excited to get Dawes into the Lightning 100 studio after seeing their performance at Mercy Lounge and Soundland(Next Big Nashville).  You’ve been hearing “Time Spent In Los Angeles” on Lightning 100, now you can listen to an exclusive in studio performance!  Dawes also performed “If I Wanted Someone” in the studio.  Could this be their next single?  Want to start hearing it on Lightning 100?  Let us know and share these videos with your friends!

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Justin Townes Earle in studio

Justin Townes Earle visits the studio before performing at Sound Land.  Justin performs an original one entitled “Ain’t Waitin'” off this new album Harlem River Blues.  Justin also covers the song “My Starter Won’t Start This Morning” by Lightnin´Hopkins.


Live On the Green live performances by The Funky Umbrella

Brett Dennen

Edwin McCain

Moon Taxi

Will Hoge

Los Lonely Boys


The Dirty Guv’nahs


Joe Robinson shreds the WRLT studio

Smokin’ Joe Robinson returns to the Lightning 100 studio before playing Nashville Sunday Night!  Joe performs two new songs entitled “Emily” and “One Heart at a Time” from his upcoming album.  Joe expands his fast-paced fingerpicking instrumental performance to now include vocals.  We believe that it is completely unfair for Joe to have such an amazing voice being one of the best guitarist in Nashville.  He already has the title of “Senior Grand Champion Performer of the World.”   Not sure what type of deal Joe made with the devil, but it was worth it.  Thanks for making such great music.


Los Lonely Boys in studio performance

Los Lonely Boys return to the Lightning 100 studio before they headline Live On the Green!  Check out two new songs from their recent release Rockpango.  Have you picked up the new album?  What do you think?


Zee Avi – NSN 10-2-11 (video & audio)

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.”



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