Paul Janeway of St. Paul & The Broken Bones
05/16/2022
Paul Janeway of St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Paul Janeway of St. Paul and the Broken Bones chats with morning host Matt Pelsor about his vast record collection, the band’s many TV appearances–including an Emmy-nominated appearance on CBS Saturday Morning, and a career turning point when they played David Letterman’s final season. He also share
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Adam Granduciel of The War On Drugs
05/02/2022
Adam Granduciel of The War On Drugs
Adam Granduciel talks with morning host Matt Pelsor about re-visiting select tracks on the album “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” after the album was mastered–something that rarely happens. Matt asks about working with Lucius again on the album’s title track, and Adam brings up their new member Eliza Jon
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Ben Rector
04/18/2022
Ben Rector
Ben Rector talks with morning host Matt Pelsor about the origin of “Joy,” the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop character created for his current album “The Joy of Music.” They explore the collaborators on the record, including Snoop Dogg and saxophone phenoms Dave Koz, and Kenny G; and Ben talks about gol
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Todd Snider
04/04/2022
Todd Snider
Singer-songwriter Todd Snider talks with morning host Matt Pelsor about his unique philosophies on life and music, and what audiences wanted from the first shows after the worst of the pandemic. He also talked about the movie Hard Luck Love Song, inspired by his song Just Like Old Times; plus his po
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Nathaniel Rateliff
03/21/2022
Nathaniel Rateliff
Nathaniel Rateliff joins us again to talk about making SNL history, the new Night Sweats album, his signature guitar from Gibson, and getting back out on the road with the band.
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Graham Nash
03/07/2022
Graham Nash
Graham Nash plays Brown County Music Center March 27th. Morning host Matt Pelsor spoke with him about reviving the same dates he had to cancel two years ago, his new music, his new book of photographs, his double live album coming out in April, and the controversy surrounding close friend Neil Young
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Lucy Dacus
02/21/2022
Lucy Dacus
Singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus performed in Indy on February 12th. Morning host Matt Pelsor caught up to her a couple of weeks before the show BEFORE she suffered the herniated disc that made her do the Indy show and other dates lying on a couch. They talked about her new music, her songwriting proces
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Glyn Johns
02/07/2022
Glyn Johns
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame producer and engineer Glyn Johns turns 80 this month. In this episode, he explains the difference between a producer and an engineer, and shares an infamous Rolling Stones story in this 2015 interview with Paul Mendenhall that coincided with his book: Sound Man: A Life Recor
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The Head & The Heart + St. Paul & The Broken Bones
01/24/2022
The Head & The Heart + St. Paul & The Broken Bones
This episode features two shorter interviews with bands visiting in 2022, starting with The Head and the Heart, who play WTTS Rock On The River at TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park on Friday, September 30th. They’re one of our more prolific Sun King Studio 92 performers, and this interview
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Seth Avett
01/10/2022
Seth Avett
The Avett Brothers come to Garfield Park on Saturday, August 20th. Seth Avett spoke with Paul Mendenhall in 2015 just before a show in West Lafayette about their North Carolina roots, and their enduring success in American roots music, as well as his professional and personal relationship with his b
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Don McLean
12/27/2021
Don McLean
Don McLean brings the “50th Anniversary of American Pie World Tour” to Clowes Memorial Hall May 1st, 2022. The singer-songwriter sat down with morning host Matt Pelsor to talk about the song he’s best known for, as well as setting the record straight on an urban legend surrounding it, and whether or
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Jon McLaughlin
12/13/2021
Jon McLaughlin
Hoosier singer-songwriter Jon McLaughlin performs two shows with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra on December 18th. Morning host Matt Pelsor caught up with him for a delightful chat to talk about his new music, his podcast Dadville with singer-songwriter Dave Barnes, and shooting the music video for hi
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Lukas Nelson
11/29/2021
Lukas Nelson
Lukas Nelson sings with his famous family on The Willie Nelson Family album, which came out on November 19th. His own band, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real released a new album in July called A Few Stars Apart. Matt Pelsor speaks with him about both albums, plus his extensive work on the 20
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Sting
11/15/2021
Sting
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
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Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum
11/01/2021
Dave 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.
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Billy Idol
10/18/2021
Billy Idol
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
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John Mellencamp
10/04/2021
John Mellencamp
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
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Vance Joy
09/20/2021
Vance Joy
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
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Dan Auerbach
09/06/2021
Dan Auerbach
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
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Chris Martin of Coldplay
08/23/2021
Chris 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
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Brett Dennen
08/09/2021
Brett Dennen
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
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Paul McCartney
07/26/2021
Paul McCartney
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.
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Ben Schneider of Lord Huron
07/12/2021
Ben 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
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LP
06/28/2021
LP
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
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