This week’s local artist of the week is Nashville-based, independent artist, Ron Pope. His new LP Ron Pope & the Nighthawks, released earlier this year, showcases giant down home sing-alongs drenched in gorgeous church pew harmonies, New Orleans brothel horns, and Georgia firework slide guitar solos, alongside the incredible song craft which has brought Pope to prominence. His distinctly American rock music manages to feel inexorably tied to its past while remaining unquestionably contemporary and vibrant. Hear his single “Hell Or High Water” all week on Lightning 100. Don’t miss his set this Friday at Soulshine!