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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September 15, 2012

8:01 PM
Walt Whitman
Artist : Trampled By Turtles
Album : Stars and Satellites
Label : Banjodad Records
8:04 PM
Artist : The Walkmen
Album : Heaven
Label : Fat Possum
8:08 PM
When The Wheels Don’t Move
Artist : Son Volt
Album : American Central Dust
Label : Rounder / Umgd
8:12 PM
Lil Wallet Picture
Artist : Richard Buckner
Album : Devotion + Doubt
Label : Fontana Mca
8:18 PM
Alabama Pines
Artist : Jason Isbell
Album : Here We Rest
8:22 PM
White Light/White Heat
Artist : The Bootleggers Featuring Mark Lanegan
Album : Lawless OST
8:26 PM
Better Angels
Artist : Califone
Album : All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
8:31 PM
Carpet Of Horses
Artist : Red Red Meat
Album : Bunny Gets Paid
Label : Sub Pop
8:36 PM
The Way It Will Be
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : The Harrow & The Harvest
Label : Acony Records
8:43 PM
Artist : Calexico
Album : Algiers
Label : ANTI Records
8:47 PM
Sinner In The Sea
Artist : Calexico
Album : Algiers
Label : ANTI Records
8:51 PM
Waking Up Drunk
Artist : Spider Bags
Album : A Celebration of Hunger
Label : Birdman
8:54 PM
You Ain’t Alone
Artist : Alabama Shakes
Album : Boys And Girls
Label : Ato Records
9:01 PM
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Tempest
Label : Columbia
9:16 PM
Talking At The Same Time
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Bad As Me
Label : ANTI Records
9:20 PM
Weekend In The Dust
Artist : David Byrne & St. Vincent
Album : Love This Giant
Label : 4AD
9:24 PM
Crosseyed and Painless
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads
Label : Rhino
9:30 PM
Human Being
Artist : Cat Power
Album : Sun
Label : Matador
9:33 PM
The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance
Artist : Vampire Weekend
Album : Self-Titled
Label : Xl Recordings
9:38 PM
There There
Artist : Radiohead
Album : Hail To The Thief
Label : Capitol
9:44 PM
The Beast And Dragon, Adored
Artist : Spoon
Album : Gimme Fiction
Label : Merge Records
9:48 PM
Float On
Artist : Modest Mouse
Album : Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Label : Sony
9:52 PM
The Shape Is In A Trance
Artist : Thurston Moore
Album : Trees Outside The Academy
Label : Ecstatic Peace
9:56 PM
I’m Wrong
Artist : Sharon Van Etten
Album : Tramp
Label : Jagjaguwar
10:02 PM
Shadow Of The Season
Artist : Screaming Trees
Album : Ocean Of Confusion: Songs Of Screaming Trees 89-96
Label : Sbme Special Mkts.
10:07 PM
The Sons Of Cain
Artist : Ted Leo and The Pharmacists
Album : Living With The Living
Label : Touch & Go Records
10:11 PM
Down Boy
Artist : Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Album : Is Is
Label : Fontana Interscope
10:14 PM
Lake Michigan
Artist : Rogue Wave
Album : Asleep At Heaven's Gate
Label : Brushfire Records
10:20 PM
Oh! Sweet Nuthin’
Artist : The Velvet Underground
Album : Loaded
Label : Atlantic
10:27 PM
Velvet Waltz
Artist : Built To Spill
Album : Perfect From Now On
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
10:36 PM
Billie Holiday
Artist : Warpaint
Album : Exquisite Corpse EP
Label : Rough Trade Us
10:43 PM
Cherry Chapstick
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Today Is The Day EP
Label : Matador Records
10:49 PM
Goodbye Bread
Artist : Ty Segall
Album : Goodbye Bread
Label : Drag City
10:52 PM
Take Your Time
Artist : Retribution Gospel Choir
Album : Self-Titled
Label : Caldo Verde
10:56 PM
Canned Food Demon
Artist : Boston Spaceships
Album : The Planets Are Blasted
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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