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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October 12, 2013

8:01 PM
Bow For Blade
Artist : Brown Bird
Album : Fits Of Reason
Label : Supply and Demand Music
8:05 PM
As It Comes
Artist : Cheyenne Mize
Album : Among The Grey
Label : Yep Roc Records
8:08 PM
The Devil Ain’t Lazy
Artist : Pokey LaFarge
Album : Self-Titled
Label : Third Man Records
8:11 PM
Artist : The Lone Bellow
Album : Self-Titled
Label : Descendant Records
8:15 PM
Artist : David Byrne & St. Vincent
Album : Love This Giant
Label : 4AD Records
8:20 PM
Where I Lead Me
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972
Label : Omnivore Recordings
8:23 PM
Lately I’ve Let Things Slide
Artist : Caitlin Rose
Album : Lowe Country: The Songs Of Nick Lowe
Label : Fiesta Red Records
8:26 PM
I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
Artist : Amanda Shires
Album : Lowe Country: The Songs Of Nick Lowe
Label : Fiesta Red Records
8:30 PM
I Live On A Battlefield
Artist : Nick Lowe
Album : Quiet Please...The New Best of Nick Lowe
Label : Yep Roc Records
8:33 PM
Gallup, NM
Artist : The Shouting Matches
Album : Grownass Man
Label : Middle West
8:40 PM
Artist : Houndmouth
Album : From The Hills Below The City
Label : Rough Trade Us
8:42 PM
Midnight Run
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : Lawless OST
8:45 PM
Funeral Singers
Artist : Califone
Album : All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
8:49 PM
Artist : Calexico
Album : Algiers
Label : ANTI Records
8:53 PM
Artist : My Morning Jacket
Album : Z
Label : Ato Records
9:02 PM
When Winter’s Over
Artist : Torres
Album : Self-Titled
Label : Independent
9:06 PM
Artist : Robert Pollard
Album : Honey Locust Honky Tonk
Label : Guided By Voices
9:09 PM
Clarence White
Artist : Low
Album : The Invisible Way
Label : Sub Pop
9:13 PM
Dry As A Bone
Artist : Georgiana Starlington
Album : Paper Moon
Label : Hozac
9:17 PM
Take It Easy Tonight
Artist : Spider Bags
Album : Singles
Label : Churchkey Records
9:24 PM
Midnight Rider
Artist : The Lee Thompson Ska Orchstra
Album : The Benevolence Of Sister Mary Ignatius
Label : Axe Attack Limited
9:27 PM
Tears Of A Clown
Artist : The English Beat
Album : Keep The Beat: The Very Best Of The English Beat
Label : Shout! Factory
9:29 PM
The High Road
Artist : Broken Bells
Album : Self-Titled
Label : Columbia
9:33 PM
Yet Again
Artist : Grizzly Bear
Album : Shields
Label : Warp Records
9:40 PM
No Below
Artist : Speedy Ortiz
Album : Major Arcana
Label : Carpark Records
9:44 PM
Artist : Camera Obscura
Album : Desire Lines
Label : 4AD Records
9:48 PM
Artist : Surfer Blood
Album : Pythons
Label : Warner Bros./Sire
9:51 PM
Devil In Me
Artist : Gin Wigmore
Album : Gravel And Wine
Label : Mercury Records
9:54 PM
Artist : Radiohead
Album : Kid A
Label : Parlophone
10:01 PM
Super 8
Artist : Jason Isbell
Album : Southeastern
Label : Southeastern Records
10:04 PM
Shout It Out
Artist : Mikal Cronin
Album : MCII
Label : Merge Records
10:07 PM
I Should Live In Salt
Artist : The National
Album : Trouble Will Find Me
Label : 4AD Records
10:11 PM
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Artist : The Beatles
Album : The White Album
Label : EMI Marketing
10:16 PM
Chips And Dip
Artist : Spoon
Album : Love Ways
Label : Merge Records
10:22 PM
Artist : Vampire Weekend
Album : Modern Vampires Of The City
Label : XL Recordings
10:25 PM
In The Time Of My Ruin
Artist : Frank Black
Album : Fast Man Raider Man
Label : Back Porch
10:29 PM
Girl Called Alex
Artist : Kurt Vile
Album : Wakin' On A Pretty Daze
Label : Matador Records
10:36 PM
Black Sheep
Artist : Alela Diane
Album : About Farewell
Label : Rusted Blue Records
10:40 PM
Artist : Marissa Nadler
Album : The Sister
Label : Box of Cedar
10:44 PM
Give Out
Artist : Sharon Van Etten
Album : Tramp
Label : Jagjaguwar
10:48 PM
Artist : Man Man
Album : Rabbit Habbits
Label : ANTI Records
10:55 PM
White Lexus
Artist : Mike Doughty
Album : Haughty Melodic
Label : Ato Records
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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