Folk Music http://wkms.org en Visiting Belgian Artist Performs Chansons for MSU's International Education Week http://wkms.org/post/visiting-belgian-artist-performs-chansons-msus-international-education-week <p>Today on Sounds Good, we met Belgian vocal artist and songwriter Michel Stennier, who performs original music and the music of legendary singer/poet Jacques Brel&nbsp;tomorrow evening (November 21) for International Education Week at Murray State. Michel talks about his beginnings as a musician and why Brel's music is important today. He's joined in the studio by Theresa Saint Paul, Associate Professor of Humanities and Fine Art at Murray State. Stennier also plays some of the music ahead of his performance.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:06:33 +0000 Tracy Ross 36767 at http://wkms.org Visiting Belgian Artist Performs Chansons for MSU's International Education Week J.D. Wilkes on 'Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky' http://wkms.org/post/jd-wilkes-barn-dances-jamborees-across-kentucky <p>Colonel J.D. Wilkes hasn't met a medium yet that he hasn't matched. An accomplished musician, illustrator, filmmaker, and author, he's added another book to his C.V.; <em>Barn Dances and Jamborees Across Kentucky</em>. It traces the history, legacy, and the future of the Commonwealth's music as well as the social gatherings that birthed it. Wilkes sat down with Todd Hatton to talk about what prompted him to write the book and what it taught him.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:09:39 +0000 Todd Hatton 36530 at http://wkms.org J.D. Wilkes on 'Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky' Pennington Folk Festival Returns to Princeton for 16th Year http://wkms.org/post/pennington-folk-festival-returns-princeton-16th-year <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Stacey Menser&nbsp;on<em> Sounds Good </em>about the 16th annual Pennington Folk Festival, an outdoor, live performance honoring local thumbpicking&nbsp;guitarist Eddie Pennington this Friday and Saturday. The festival is located on 612 West Washington Street on the Butler Campus Lawn in Princeton, Kentucky. The festival is free, and it is recommended that you bring your own chairs. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pennington-Folk-Festival/253369434749947">See more on the Pennington Folk Festival Facebook page</a>.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 21:30:52 +0000 Kate Lochte 31791 at http://wkms.org Pennington Folk Festival Returns to Princeton for 16th Year