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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November 02, 2013

8:01 PM
O Let It Be
Artist : Will Oldham
Album : Joya
Label : Drag City
8:05 PM
No Tomorrows
Artist : The Cave Singers
Album : Naomi
Label : Jagjaguwar
8:09 PM
Gallup, NM
Artist : The Shouting Matches
Album : Grownass Man
Label : Middle West
8:14 PM
On The Road
Artist : Houndmouth
Album : From The Hills Below The City
Label : Rough Trade Us
8:17 PM
Pocket Full Of Rain
Artist : Stevie Earle & The Dukes
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
8:22 PM
Flying Over Water
Artist : Jason Isbell
Album : Southeastern
Label : Southeastern Records
8:26 PM
Dylan’s Hard Rain
Artist : Ryan Bingham
Album : Roadhouse Sun
Label : Lost Highway
8:30 PM
Gawd Above
Artist : John Fullbright
Album : From The Ground Up
Label : Blue Dirt Records
8:34 PM
New York Banker
Artist : Todd Snider
Album : Agnostic Hymns And Stoner Fables
Label : Aimless Records
8:39 PM
Artist : Shovels And Rope
Album : O' Be Joyful
Label : Dualtone Music Group
8:43 PM
The Devil Ain’t Lazy
Artist : Pokey LaFarge
Album : Self-Titled
Label : Third Man Records
8:46 PM
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Beast In Its Tracks
Label : Pytheas Recoridngs
8:50 PM
Another New World
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Ahoy!
Label : Nonesuch
8:57 PM
No One To Call
Artist : Caitlin Rose
Album : The Stand-In
9:01 PM
Quotidian Beasts
Artist : Phosphorescent
Album : Muchacho
9:08 PM
Higgs Boson Blues
Artist : Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Album : Push The Sky Away
Label : Bad Seed Ltd
9:16 PM
Artist : Torres
Album : Self-Titled
Label : Independent
9:24 PM
Just Make It Stop
Artist : Low
Album : The Invisible Way
Label : Sub Pop Records
9:28 PM
Don’t Swallow The Cap
Artist : The National
Album : Trouble Will Find Me
Label : 4AD Records
9:33 PM
Time To Run
Artist : Lord Huron
Album : Lonesome Dreams
Label : Iamsound
9:38 PM
Caught In The Briars
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : Ghost On Ghost
Label : Nonesuch
9:42 PM
Demon Dance
Artist : Surfer Blood
Album : Pythons
Label : Warner Bros.
9:45 PM
My Name Is Jonas
Artist : Weezer
Album : Self-Titled (The Blue Album)
Label : Geffen Records
9:49 PM
Artist : Vampire Weekend
Album : Modern Vampires Of The City
Label : XL Recordings
9:53 PM
Artist : Camera Obscura
Album : Desire Lines
Label : 4AD Records
9:57 PM
I Could’ve Been Your Girl
Artist : She & Him
Album : Volume 3
Label : Merge Records
10:02 PM
The Distance
Artist : Cake
Album : Fashion Nugget
Label : Volcano
10:05 PM
Swamp Song
Artist : Heartless Bastards
Album : Stairs And Elevators
Label : Fat Possum Records
10:10 PM
Artist : The Breeders
Album : Last Splash
Label : Elektra / Wea
10:13 PM
Mercury Retrograde
Artist : Purling Hiss
Album : Water On Mars
Label : Drag City
10:17 PM
Bird Song
Artist : The Men
Album : New Moon
Label : Sacred Bones
10:22 PM
The Great Divide
Artist : Georgiana Starlington
Album : Paper Moon
Label : Hozac
10:26 PM
I Was An Eagle
Artist : Laura Marling
Album : Once I Was An Eagle
Label : Ribbon Records
10:30 PM
Too Hard
Artist : Kurt Vile
Album : Wakin' On A Pretty Daze
Label : Matador Records
10:39 PM
Shout It Out
Artist : Mikal Cronin
Album : MCII
Label : Merge Records
10:42 PM
Artist : Deerhunter
Album : Monomania
Label : 4AD
10:45 PM
Frank O’Hara Hit
Artist : Chelsea Light Moving
Album : Self-Titled
Label : Matador Records
10:51 PM
Artist : Pinback
Album : Information Retrieved
Label : Temporary Residence
10:55 PM
I Found A Way
Artist : First Aid Kit
Album : The Lion's Roar
Label : Wichita
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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