Sting is out with a new record called “The Bridge” on November the 19th. He talks with Matt Pelsor about the European tour that brought him to some ancient venues, including a special one he played on his 70th birthday. He also spoke about his Las Vegas residency, and his cameo in Hulu’s “Only Murde
11/01/2021Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum
Dave Pirner recently talked to Matt Pelsor about how his band navigated the pandemic, having put out their twelfth studio album just before lockdowns started. He reflected on the impact of their biggest song “Runaway Train,” and talked about the experience of having Prince record one of his songs.
Billy Idol will bring an intimate acoustic performance to Old National Centre on November 27th with his longtime guitarist and collaborator Steve Stevens. Morning host Matt Pelsor recently caught up with him to talk about their musical relationship, the inspiration for his new EP “The Roadside,” and
John Mellencamp turns 70 on October 7th, 2021. His impact on music, and the Hoosier state can’t be overstated. In 2008, Paul Mendenhall spent a full hour with him in his art studio to talk about his career. From the big hits to his personal favorites, John Mellencamp generously reflected on his musi
Vance Joy is having a great year. Morning host Matt Pelsor sat down with him over Zoom to talk about the two new songs we’ve enjoyed so far in 2021. He broke down the collaborative effort that went into his song “You” with Benny Blanco and Marshmello, and talked about what it meant to break the song
Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach joined Laura Duncan in the summer of 2015 while Black Keys were on hiatus to talk about his side project “The Arcs” ahead of their only full-length release “Yours, Dreamily.” Laura asked about the difference between producing for his own projects versus other artists
08/23/2021Chris Martin of Coldplay
Chris Martin of Coldplay speaks with WTTS host Rob Humphrey about debuting their new song “Higher Power” from the International Space Station, as well as his songwriting process and what he did for the teacher who first encouraged him to write songs. Rob asked about working with mega-producer Max Ma
Singer songwriter Brett Dennen just embarked on his first post-pandemic tour, which brought him through Indianapolis on July 9th. He and WTTS morning host Matt Pelsor talked about his new album, “See The World,” which he finished just before the world shut down, and how the confluence of a finished
Paul McCartney spoke with Laura Duncan just hours before his July 2013 show at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse about navigating and relishing fame, as well as the magic moments that have happened when writing some of his most famous songs.
07/12/2021Ben Schneider of Lord Huron
Lord Huron have been busy touring nearly since their inception in 2010. So when a global pandemic brought that to a halt, the band used the time and the freedom to record their new album the way they had always wanted. WTTS morning host Matt Pelsor recently talked with founder and frontman Ben Schne
Singer-songwriter LP has written music for superstars like Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, and Rihanna, but has an impressive catalog of solo work as well. She spoke with morning host Matt Pelsor this past Spring about her career, her personal style, and her unique musical proclivities like whistli
Laura Duncan snagged a dream interview with Robert Plant just over a decade ago after the release of his Band of Joy record. They discussed making the record, the subsequent tour, his work with Alison Krauss, and his overall approach to singing.
WTTS morning host Matt Pelsor marks 20 years since the release of Pete Yorn’s debut album Musicforthemorningafter with a career retrospective chat with the singer-songwriter. They cover his film score of the Jim Carrey classic Me, Myself, and Irene, as well as his duets project with Scarlett Johanss
05/17/2021Adam Duritz of Counting Crows
WTTS’s Rob Humphrey is a big fan of Counting Crows, having seen them over a dozen times. So he was eager to chat with Adam Duritz about the new EP Butter Miracle Suite One, as well as what makes each Counting Crows show unique, and why he cut his trademark hair.
05/03/2021Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons
Morning host Matt Pelsor spoke with Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons about parenthood and about the partnership he has with his wife that almost ended in divorce, which is the inspiration for the new song "Follow You." He also talked about what it was like to work with mega-producer Rick Rubin on the
04/19/2021Taylor Meier of CAAMP
Singer and guitarist Taylor Meier of Caamp talks with WTTS morning host Matt Pelsor about his favorite guitar and the smooth talking he did to get it, plus the adventure and misadventure of recording their latest song "Officer of Love," and his return to a beloved non-musical creative outlet.
The late Ric Ocasek of The Cars talks with Laura Duncan about songwriting, producing, his solo work, and his on-and-off relationship with the band that made him famous.
Guitarist Mike Campbell, best known as a member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, talks to Dave Lindquist about working with Tom, being in Fleetwood Mac, and his own project The Dirty Knobs. He also shares the Indiana connection to a timeless Heartbreakers song, and the story of a spiritual moment
Laura Duncan talks with Steve Winwood about his genesis in the music business, some of the many musicians he's worked with over the years, what's different about working solo, and meeting one of his musical heroes.
Matt Pelsor talks with Nathaniel Rateliff just ahead of his February 13th 2021 appearance on Saturday Night Live. He talks about his latest solo record, not getting to tour because of the pandemic, and what he's been doing at home instead.
Rob Humphrey talks with the legendary Gregg Allman, just before his passing. Gregg shares his most personal stories from his youth and work with his brother Duane Allman, to his addictions and recovery.