Beyond The Edge

Saturdays, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Join host Tracy Ross every Saturday for an eclectic mix of folk, rock, pop, alt-country, Americana, blues and other genres on Beyond The Edge. From Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie, to Spoon, Radiohead, and Neko Case, each week you’ll hear the musical legends of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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August 31, 2013

8:01 PM
Transcendental Blues
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : Transcendental Blues
Label : Indieblu Music
8:05 PM
With A Memory Like Mine
Artist : Tim O’brien & Darrell Scott
Album : Real Time
Label : Full Light Records
8:10 PM
Crossing Muddy Waters
Artist : John Hiatt
Album : Crossing Muddy Waters
Label : Vector Recordings
8:14 PM
Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down
Artist : R.L. Burnside
Album : Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down
Label : Fat Possum Records
8:19 PM
Set Out Running
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Furnace Room Lullaby
Label : Anti
8:22 PM
I See A Darkness (with Will Oldham)
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : American III: Solitary Man
Label : Lost Highway
8:26 PM
Dress Sexy At My Funeral
Artist : Smog
Album : Dongs Of Sevotion
Label : Drag City
8:31 PM
New Drink For The Old Drunk
Artist : Crooked Fingers
Album : Self-Titled
Label : Warm
8:35 PM
Come Pick Me Up
Artist : Ryan Adams
Album : Heartbreaker
Label : Bloodshot Records
8:42 PM
Hello Operator
Artist : The White Stripes
Album : De Stijl
Label : Warner Bros.
8:45 PM
Airline To Heaven
Artist : Wilco
Album : Mermaid Avenue Volume 2
Label : Elektra / Wea
8:49 PM
Fall Again
Artist : Will Oldham and Rian Murphy
Album : All Most Heaven
Label : Drag City
8:54 PM
Nothing As It Seems
Artist : Pearl Jam
Album : Binaural
Label : SonyBMG Special Markets
9:01 PM
The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore
Artist : P.J. Harvey
Album : Stories From The City Stories From The Sea
Label : Island
9:05 PM
Artist : Idlewild
Album : 100 Broken Windows
Label : Capitol
9:09 PM
The Night
Artist : Morphine
Album : The Night
Label : Dreamworks
9:13 PM
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
Label : Matador Records
9:21 PM
Chips And Dip
Artist : Spoon
Album : Love Ways
Label : Merge Records
9:25 PM
Orange Rhyming Dictionary
Artist : Jets To Brazil
Album : Four Cornered Night
Label : Jade Tree
9:31 PM
Embrace The Crimson Tide
Artist : Elf Power
Album : The Winter Is Coming
Label : Sugar Free Records
9:35 PM
How To Disappear Completely
Artist : Radiohead
Album : Kid A
Label : Parlophone
9:43 PM
Driving Sideways
Artist : Aimee Mann
Album : Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo
Label : Superego Records
9:47 PM
Artist : Elliott Smith
Album : Figure 8
Label : Dreamworks
9:51 PM
Letter From An Occupant
Artist : The New Pornographers
Album : Mass Romantic
Label : Matador Records
9:55 PM
The Crystal Lake
Artist : Grandaddy
Album : The Sophtware Slump
Label : V2 North America
10:02 PM
All Hands On The Bad One
Artist : Sleater-Kinney
Album : All Hands On The Bad One
Label : Kill Rock Stars
10:04 PM
One-Armed Sissor
Artist : At The Drive-In
Album : Relationship Of Command
Label : Virgin Records Us
10:09 PM
Virginia Reel Around The Fountain
Artist : Built To Spill
Album : Live
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
10:16 PM
3rd Planet
Artist : Modest Mouse
Album : The Moon And Antarctica
Label : Epic
10:20 PM
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Artist : Cat Power
Album : The Covers Record
Label : Matador Records
10:24 PM
Artist : Songs: Ohia
Album : The Lioness
Label : Secretly Canadian
10:31 PM
Agaetis Byrjun
Artist : Sigur Rós
Album : Agaetis Byrjun
Label : [PIAS] America
10:39 PM
Artist : Calexico
Album : Hot Rail
Label : Quarterstick
10:48 PM
Daisies Of The Galaxy
Artist : Eels
Album : Daisies Of The Galaxy
Label : Dreamworks
10:51 PM
The Return Of Evil Bill
Artist : Clinic
Album : Internal Wrangler
Label : Domino Records UK
10:54 PM
Speed Lab
Artist : John Vanderslice
Album : Mass Suicide Occult Figurines
Label : Barsuk
4:01 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Wooden Wand Sounds Good This Saturday at Big Apple

Wooden Wand
Credit Leah Hutchison Toth

Wooden Wand (James Toth) performs Saturday evening at 9 at The Big Apple Cafe in Murray and live on WKMS during Beyond The Edge. Tracy Ross recently spoke with Toth about his relationship with touring, how illegal downloads affect working musicians, and his latest album, Blood Oaths Of The New Blues.

Tune in for a live broadcast from Murray’s Big Apple Café for“Sounds Good: Live From the Big Apple” on Saturday, February 16 from 9-10 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Wooden Wand, with Doc Feldman, mixes lyrically rich tunes, Americana, and soulful country. The live broadcast airs during Tracy Ross’ Beyond the Edge.

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3:34 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Mexico to Maine: The David Wax Museum's sound collected in travel

"It in part comes from the Mexican influence, but most of the band didn't grow up in the northeast. I grew up in Virgina, David and Jordan are from Missouri. So you might also be hearing some of our southern roots."

The band David Wax Museum formed in Boston in 2007. They've since become hits at the Newport Folk Festival, won Song of the Year with “Born with a Broken Heart” and “Americana Artist of the Year” for the 2010 Boston Music Awards, and have starred in a mini documentary about their trip to China.

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1:14 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Jesca Hoop at Cannery Ballroom

Jesca Hoop at Cannery Ballroom
Photo by Krisa Gibson

Jesca Hoop is a self-declared "Avapop" singer-songwriter. Raised in a northern California Mormon family, she worked in an array of professions (farming, carpentry, surveying, even a survival program in Arizona's mountains for troubled youth) before pursuing her music in 2005 while working as Tom Waits' nanny.

Her first album, Kismet, came out in 2007 and she has since released two EPs and one full-length album. She's toured with acts including Mark Knopfler, Elbow, Peter Gabriel, and Andrew Bird.

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WKMS Press Releases
3:13 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Beyond the Edge features Murray Band Quailbones from WKMS Studios

Public radio nationwide has a track record of providing musical artists their first public platform for performance. Continuing the WKMS commitment to musicians, Program Director Tracy Ross features an hour of live music with Murray band Quailbones Saturday night at 10, the final hour of his decade-long program Beyond the Edge.  WKMS is Murray State University’s listener supported public radio service.

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