Sun King Studio 92: G. Love & North Mississippi Allstars

Experience the music of your favorite WTTS artists in Sun King Studio 92.
Intimate performances in our downtown studio with a chance to meet the artist. Become a 92-3 VIP for your chance to receive your exclusive invitation to performances.

G. Love on January 16th, courtesy of Thirty Tigers.
North Mississippi Allstars on January 23rd, courtesy of New West.  
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G. Love In Sun King Studio 92

Photo Courtesy Rhythm In Focus Photography

Photo Courtesy Rhythm In Focus Photography

G. Love stopped by Sun King Studio 92 Powered By Klipsch Audio on July 2, 2014. Enjoy the session below!

“Morning Comes Too Soon”

“Back To Boston”

“Bad Girl Baby Blues”

“Milk And Sugar”

“Stone Me”

“Fixin’ To Die”

“Too Much Month”


Remember, Sun King Studio 92 sessions are for 92-3 VIPs only. If you’re not a VIP, take 20 seconds to sign up for free, then stop by the VIP Room to register to be in the live studio audience at an upcoming performance.

Photos Courtesy Rhythm In Focus Photography.

G. Love In Sun King Studio 92

G. Love stopped by Sun King Studio 92 on February 25, 2011. Enjoy the music and conversation below!


“Milk And Sugar”

“Katie Miss”

“The Road”


“Take Me Back”

“Shootin’ Hoops”

“Booty Call”

“Fixin’ To Die”

A local father’s love of his son and his music

When Ed Schwartzman’s son Ben passed away 15 years ago, it was devastating, but sadly not surprising given his history of mental illness. Since then, Ed has been on a quest to bring attention to the great music Ben left behind.

Around a year ago, the album “Falling Star: The Songs of Ben Schwartzman” was uploaded to Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, and YouTube. Ed and I talked earlier this week about the music and the journey he’s been on to raise awareness of teen suicide and mental illness.

This story deals with suicide. If you, or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.

Hear the music here…

Visit the website Ed created to celebrate Ben’s life and music.

Rock To Read: Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt Recap

Tuesday night, October 20th, the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis filled with the fans of both John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett. The two legendary singer-songwriters took the stage for the second WTTS Rock To Read show of the year. WTTS Rock To Read benefit concerts help to raise money for children’s reading programs through the Indianapolis Public Library.

John Hiatt is a Hoosier singer-songwriter who has written Americana, folk rock, and country blues songs since he moved to Nashville when he was eighteen. Hiatt’s songs have been covered by many other successful musicians. Lyle Lovett is a Texan country folk, Americana, and bluegrass songwriter. Both saw most of their success throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Once Hiatt and Lovett were introduced to the theatre audience, they entered the stage to a standing ovation without having played one song yet. That was an incredible kick-start to the acoustic evening. The stage setup was simple and focused on the two musicians. The two sat in chairs in the middle of the stage. A table of waters and harmonicas sat between them and they were each surrounded by two guitars which they played all evening. No stage hand entered the audience’s vision all evening and it felt informal and relaxed, yet Hiatt and Lovett’s professional and classy demeanor could be felt from start to finish.

Hiatt opened the show with “Detroit Made” and Lovett covered Chuck Berry’s “Brown Eyed Handsome Man” to get the evening started. The two musicians have been friends for years, and it was obvious to the audience. Lovett, the younger of the two, showed open affection for his role model that he shared the stage with. Lovett served as the emcee for the evening, interviewing Hiatt about his favorite guitars, his hippie tendencies, and his time growing up in Indianapolis. Hiatt admitted that “It’s always great to come home” and reminisced on days of being the “ghost of bars past,” playing a coffeehouse on Indiana Avenue, Crazy Al’s, The Vogue, and The Patio in Broad Ripple.

Hiatt and Lovett are both extremely talented guitar players. They discussed the guitars they brought with them (Hiatt’s 1947 Gibson LG2 is notably cool) and the coolest guitars they’ve ever played. Hiatt complimented Lovett on his “damn fancy pickin’” and no one could have described it better. Both musicians had wonderful senses of humor as the two went back and forth with witty banter and comic rapport all night. The men also seemed relatable as they told stories of the past and their homes. Lyle Lovett introduced “White Boy Lost In The Blues” by saying he heard it in 1978 and thought, “This is my life…they know me.” Who hasn’t felt that way?

Highlights of the night included Hiatt’s “Perfectly Good Guitar,” “Feels Like Rain,” “Slow Turnin’” (by request), and “Real Fine Love.” Lovett played crowd favorites “Record Lady” (by request), “Nobody Knows Me,” “If I Had A Boat,” and “Up In Indiana.” The evening closed with Lovett’s “My Baby Don’t Tolerate” before an encore of Hiatt’s “Have A Little Faith In Me” and Lovett’s “Church.”

Lovett admitted near the end of the spectacular evening that they were “proud to be at the Old National Centre and the Murat Theatre at the same time” and the crowd roared with laughter. Indianapolis fans and WTTS listeners were absolutely smitten by the pair of singer-songwriters. John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett’s modern-day vaudeville show provided comedic interest on a stage that was inevitably beaming with years of artistry and craftsmanship.

The final WTTS Rock To Read benefit concert of the season is coming up! Tickets are on sale now for Guster at the Old National Centre on November 13th. Don’t miss the final chance to benefit children’s reading programs in the Indianapolis area and see a WTTS favorite artist.


All photos courtesy of Rhythm In Focus Photography.
Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Rock To Read 10-20-15

WTTS OverEasy: May 17, 2020

Start and end Sundays with WTTS OverEasy. Brad Holtz plays a variety of laid-back World Class Rock, with singer-songwriters, deep album tracks, in-studio recordings, and live exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. Catch OverEasy Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. (and the replay from 7 to 11 p.m.)

This Sunday (5/17)

This week, hear new music from Ray Lamontagne and Jackson Browne plus live songs from Brandi Carlile and G. Love in Sun King Studio 92.  


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Sun King Studio 92

Sun King Studio 92 is the WTTS live performance space in downtown Indianapolis. 92-3 VIPs are invited to attend these intimate, acoustic Sun King Studio 92 tapings, and always receive advance word about the shows through 92-3 VIP-mail (click here to become a 92-3 VIP today). Listen to 92-3 WTTS to hear live Sun King Studio 92 performances, or click here to check out the latest sessions.

The Avett Brothers – 11/4/16

Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie – 12/1/15

Vance Joy

Vance Joy – 9/16/15

Cage The Elephant

Cage The Elephant – 6/8/15

Spoon - 9/12/14

Spoon – 9/12/14

Amos Lee - 11/9/13

Amos Lee – 11/9/13

The Head And The Heart - 10/24/13

The Head And The Heart – 10/24/13

Tristan Prettyman - Date

Tristan Prettyman – 4/10/13

Atlas Genius - 2/28/13

Atlas Genius – 2/28/13

Imagine Dragons - November 27, 2012

Imagine Dragons – 11/27/12

Sun King Studio 92 Spotlight: Tune in weekdays at 2pm for the Sun King Studio 92 Spotlight. We’ll play a live performance from the vast live archives of Sun King Studio 92 each day.

Here are the artists who’ve stopped by over the years:












Click here for a list of Sun King Studio 92 performances from 2009 and earlier.

WTTS OverEasy: March 3, 2019

Start and end Sundays with WTTS OverEasy. Brad Holtz plays a variety of laid-back World Class Rock, with singer-songwriters, deep album tracks, in-studio recordings, and live exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. Catch OverEasy Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. (and the replay from 7 to 11 p.m.)

This Sunday (3/3)

Join Brad Holtz this Sunday from 7 to 11 a.m. and p.m. for WTTS OverEasy, featuring a variety of laid back acoustic tracks and exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. This week…

  • Brand new solo material from former Civil Wars members John Paul White and Joy Williams.
  • Plus, live tracks from G. Love and Brett Dennen in Sun King Studio 92.

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WTTS 25 Years in 25 Days

92-3 WTTS is turning 25! It was 1992 when WTTS launched a different kind of radio station. “World Class Rock” was on the air and now, 25 years later, we’re still at, and still independently owned and operated.

Now through August 25th, we’ll remember the music, movies, news and happenings of each year since our 1992 debut. It’s 25 Years In 25 Days. Hear these hour-long flashbacks weekdays at noon and 6pm, with replays from the week every Saturday morning from 7 to noon. 25 Years In 25 Days, presented by Puccini’s Pizza and Pasta, and brought to you by McGee Jewelers, Noah’s Animal Hospital, Brothers Floor Covering, and the Bar Band Bar Crawl.

Stop by any of these locations for great shows that are a part of the Bar Band Bar Crawl, Wednesday-Friday nights thru September 1st. Drink Specials provided by Evan Williams, Larceny Bourbon, and Lunazul Tequila.


What did the past 25 years look like? Click here to see our very first presence on the World Wide Web (c.1996), and explore below.



















WTTS’ Brad Holtz had a chance to speak with Chris Martin of Coldplay

WTTS’ Paul Mendenhall caught up with Mark Knopfler

KT Tunstall, Fitz & The Tantrums and G. Love stopped by Sun King Studio 92


WTTS’ Paul Mendenhall caught up with Annie Lennox

KT Tunstall, The Doobie Brothers and David Gray stopped by Sun King Studio 92


WTTS’ Laura Duncan spoke with Will Butler of Arcade Fire, Rick Ocasek of The Cars and Robert Plant

WTTS’ Paul Mendenhall caught up with Derek Trucks

John HiattFitz & The Tantrums and G. Love stopped by Sun King Studio 92


Imagine DragonsEd Sheeran and The Lumineers stopped by Sun King Studio 92


WTTS’ Laura Duncan gained an exclusive interview with Sir Paul McCartney

The Head and The HeartWarren Haynes and Matt Nathanson stopped by Sun King Studio 92


WTTS’ Brad Holtz spoke with Patrick Carney of The Black Keys

WTTS’ Laura Duncan caught up with Jack Johnson

St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Spoon and Phillip Phillips stopped by Sun King Studio 92


WTTS’ Rob Humphrey had a chance to catch up with rock legend Moon Taxi before the WTTS Christmas Can Concert

Cage The Elephant and Death Cab For Cutie stopped by Sun King Studio 92


WTTS’ Rob Humphrey had a chance to catch up with rock legend Gregg Allman

WTTS’ Laura Duncan chatted with Sting

The Avett Brothers stopped by Sun King Studio 92

TBD… 😉

Thank you for listening…  Brad Holtz, Paul Mendenhall & Laura Duncan

The WTTS Indy Eleven New Music Sampler

Fall New Music Sampler

Featuring 15 new tracks, The WTTS Indy Eleven New Music Sampler is now available for a limited time. Pickup your copy and enjoy these songs:

1. Chris Cornell – “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”
2. G. Love And Special Sauce – “Muse” (feat. Citizen Cope)
3. Blitzen Trapper – “All Across This Land”
4. Clara Nova – “An Island”
5. Boy & Bear – “Walk The Wire”
6. Holly Miranda – “All I Want Is To Be Your Girl”
7. Langhorne Slim & The Law – “Strangers”
8. Falls – “When We Were Young”
9. Houndmouth – “Say It”
10. The Saint Johns – “ShadowPlay”
11. Wild Child – “Fools”
12. Galactic – “Into the Deep” (feat. Macy Gray)
13. BOY – “We Were Here”
14. Moon Taxi – “Year Zero”
15. ALO – “The Ticket”

Pick up The WTTS Indy Eleven New Music Sampler at Tom Wood Automotive Group dealerships during normal business hours:

  • Tom Wood Porsche and Audi – 3473 East 96th Street Indianapolis IN 46240
  • Tom Wood Ford – 3130 East 96th St. Indianapolis IN 46240
  • Tom Wood Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo – 4620 East 96th St. Indianapolis IN 46240
  • Tom Wood Toyota and Scion – 4202 Lafayette, Rd Indianapolis IN 46254
  • Tom Wood Subaru – 3230 East 96th St. Indianapolis IN 46240
  • Tom Wood Volkswagen – 4545 East 96th St. Indianapolis, IN 46240
  • Tom Wood Lexus – 4610 East 96th St. Indianapolis, IN 46240
  • Tom Wood Nissan – 4150 East 96th St. Indianapolis, IN 46240

Mother Hubbards Cupboard
Stop by Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and make a food or pantry supply donation to receive a free copy of The WTTS Indy Eleven New Music Sampler. Donation hours are Monday – Friday from 11am to 6pm. Find out more about donating to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard at their Official Website.

1100 W. Allen – Suite A

Bloomington, IN 47403

Holiday in carmel

Drop by The Foolery and grab a copy of The WTTS Indy Eleven New Music Sampler during normal business hours.

25 West Main Street

Carmel, IN 46032

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Collector’s Edition Vol. 17

A holiday music tradition since 1995, the WTTS Collector’s Edition project has raised tens of thousands of dollars for worthwhile local charities in Indianapolis & Bloomington.

The WTTS Collector’s Edition Vol. 17 CD is on sale NOW.

ONLINE COPIES: Buy your copy (for a limited time) through

The Collector’s Edition Vol. 17 CD features exclusive material recorded in Sun King Studio 92 as well as live concert recordings from The Vogue, The Lawn at White River State Park and Creation Cafe. The CD will be available for a limited time for $14,99, with proceeds benefiting Rock To Read, supporting childrens reading programs through the Indianapolis Public Library. Proceeds will also benefit Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, a Bloomington-based food pantry.

Collector’s Edition Volume 17 Track Lineup

1. Matt Nathanson “Faster” (from Sun King Studio 92) [podcast][/podcast]
2. Ray Lamontagne “For the Summer” (from The Lawn at WRSP) [podcast][/podcast]
3. Brett Dennen “The Comeback Kid” (from Sun King Studio 92) [podcast][/podcast]
4. Iron & Wine “Tree By The River” (from Sun King Studio 92) [podcast][/podcast]
5. Shawn Mullins “Light You Up” (from Sun King Studio 92) [podcast][/podcast]
6. KT Tunstall “Fade Like A Shadow” (from Sun King Studio 92) [podcast][/podcast]
7. My Morning Jacket “One Big Holiday” (from The Lawn at WRSP) [podcast][/podcast]
8. G. Love “Shootin’ Hoops” (from Sun King Studio 92) [podcast][/podcast]
9. Fitz & The Tantrums “MoneyGrabber” (from Sun King Studio 92) [podcast][/podcast]
10. The Head & The Heart “Lost In My Mind” (from Sun King Studio 92) [podcast][/podcast]
11. Sam Roberts Band “The Last Crusade” (from Creation Cafe) [podcast][/podcast]
12. Scars On 45 “Give Me Something” (from Sun King Studio 92) [podcast][/podcast]
13. Wood Brothers “Luckiest Man” (from Sun King Studio 92) [podcast][/podcast]
14. Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks” (from The Vogue) [podcast][/podcast]

Studio 92 Performances 2005-2009


  • Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – 12/4/09
  • Pete Yorn – 10/26/09
  • Los Lonely Boys – 10/22/09
  • Andrew Bird – 9/29/09
  • Brandi Carlile – 9/16/09
  • Cracker – 8/27/09
  • Tori Amos 8/7/09
  • Carolina Liar 8/4/09
  • Hill Country Revue – 7/31/09
  • Rhett Miller – 7/23/09
  • Devon Allman – 7/16/09
  • Jennie Devoe – 7/16/09
  • Mat Kearney – 6/30/09
  • Back Door Slam – 6/21/09
  • Ziggy Marley – 6/20/09
  • Snow Patrol – 6/5/09
  • Alternate Routes – 6/4/09
  • Carbon Leaf – 6/4/09
  • The Elms – 5/22/09
  • James Morrison – 5/5/09
  • Indigo Girls – 4/24/09
  • Green River Ordinance – 4/13/09
  • Howie Day – 3/20/09


  • Susan Tedeschi – 11/24/08
  • Sara Bareilles – 11/1/08
  • Brett Dennen – 10/9/08
  • Sonya Kitchell – 10/8/08
  • Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – 10/1/08
  • Back Door Slam – 8/15/08
  • Los Lonely Boys – 8/9/08
  • G. Love – 8/6/08
  • Tift Merritt – 7/11/08
  • Edwin McCain – 6/26/08
  • KT Tunstall – 5/21/08
  • Josh Ritter – 5/15/08
  • Mason Jennings – 5/1/08
  • Brett Dennen – 5/1/08
  • Newton Faulkner – 4/22/08
  • Mike Doughty – 3/19/08
  • Big Head Todd – 2/12/08
  • Shawn Mullins – 1/25/08


  • A.L.O. 10/19/07
  • Ryan Shaw – 10/1/07
  • Suzanne Vega – 8/21/07
  • Collective Soul (Ed Roland) – 8/4/07
  • Joan Armatrading – 6/14/07
  • John Butler Trio – 6/3/07
  • Brandi Carlile – 5/16/07
  • Jet – 5/6/07
  • Vega 4 – 4/26/07
  • JJ Grey – 4/17/07
  • Alternate Routes – 4/13/07
  • Augustana – 3/13/07
  • Paolo Nutini – 1/28/07


  • Donavon Frankenreiter – 12/5/06
  • G. Love – 11/9/06
  • Indigo Girls – 10/23/06
  • Widespread Panic – 8/8/06
  • Ray Lamontagne – 7/29/06
  • Guster – 7/29/06
  • Los Lonely Boys – 6/29/06
  • Umphrey’s McGee – 6/10/06
  • Wood Brothers – 5/11/06
  • Goo Goo Dolls – 5/2/06
  • John Butler Trio – 4/18/06
  • Mat Kearney – 3/28/06
  • David Gray – 3/6/06


  • Son Volt – 10/28/05
  • Ditty Bops– 10/23/05
  • Nickel Creek– 10/23/05
  • Amos Lee – 9/22/05
  • Luce – 7/26/05
  • Low Millions– 7/26/05
  • Spin Doctors – 7/20/05
  • Bob Schneider – 5/11/05
  • Kyle Riabko – 4/21/05
  • Marc Broussard – 3/14/05

New Covers from Dolly Parton and Al Green

This morning’s Hour-Long Music Block featured two new songs you should know about.

Al Green just dropped a cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day”

And Dolly Parton will drop her 30-track star-studded “Rockstar” album on November 17th.
Here she is with both surviving Beatles (Paul on piano & background vocals, Ringo on drums), plus Mick Fleetwood on percussion and Peter Frampton on lead guitar.