WTTS In conversation – Seth Avett

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #25, we revisit Paul Mendenhall’s interview with Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers as we anticipate their visit to Garfield Park on Saturday, August 20th. He spoke about the Avett’s North Carolina roots, and their enduring success in American roots music, as well as his professional and personal relationship with his brother Scott.

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WTTS In conversation – Don McLean

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #24, 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 not he’s ever baked an apple pie himself.

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WTTS In conversation – Jon McLaughlin

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #23, Hoosier singer-songwriter Jon McLaughlin catches up with morning host Matt Pelsor about the shows he’s doing with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra on December 18th. They had a delightful chat about his new music, his podcast Dadville with singer-songwriter Dave Barnes, and shooting the music video for his new song “Why it Hurts.”

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WTTS In conversation – Lukas Nelson

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #22, Lukas Nelson talks about working 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 2018 film A Star is Born, and about his spiritual experiences with astronomy and swimming with dolphins.

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WTTS In conversation – Sting

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #21 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 Murders in The Building.”

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WTTS In conversation – Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #20 Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum talks 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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WTTS In conversation – Billy Idol

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #19 morning host Matt Pelsor speaks with Billy Idol, who will bring an intimate acoustic performance to Old National Centre on November 27th with his longtime guitarist and collaborator Steve Stevens. They talked about their musical relationship, the inspiration for his new EP “The Roadside,” and his association with pop star Miley Cyrus.

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WTTS In conversation – John Mellencamp

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #18, we revisit Paul Mendenhall’s 2008 interview with John Mellencamp to mark his 70th birthday on October 7th, 2021. His impact on music, and the Hoosier state can’t be overstated. Paul 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 music, and offered some signature commentary on the state of things. 

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WTTS In conversation – Vance Joy

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #17, Morning host Matt Pelsor sat down with Vance Joy 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 “Missing Piece” on the TV show Grey’s Anatomy. And because this interview was recorded while the Summer Olympics were happening, he was eager to talk about his love of skateboarding.

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WTTS In conversation – Dan Auerbach

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #16, Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach joined me 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.” I asked about the difference between producing for his own projects versus other artists, and was pleasantly surprised by an impromptu second interview with fellow collaborator and bandmate, the late Richard Swift.

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