Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
  • Hosted by Tracy Ross, Austin Carter

About The Show

The music on Sounds Good is a mix of legacy artists who are still making great music now (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt) deep cuts from classic artists (The Band, The Beatles, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, REM) great contemporary artists who don' t receive commercial airplay (Neko Case, Wilco, Jack White, Darrell Scott, The Black Keys) and those who defy the boundaries of categorization (Punch Brothers, Bela Fleck, Ry Cooder, Bill Frisell, Justin Townes Earle). You'll also get a bit of World music, Blues, Soul/R&B, Reggae and Jazz.

Additionally, you'll hear interviews with newsmakers and community leaders, live music from some of our region's best musicians, our community events calendar and more.

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MSU Music Dept. Presents 'The Magic Flute'

Nov 7, 2012

MSU's Music Department presents Mozart's The Magic Flute in an adaptation for young audiences Saturday, November 10, and Sunday, November 11, with shows at 2 and 6 p.m. both days in Performing Arts Hall of Old Fine Arts across from Waterfield Library. Director Dr. Christopher Mitchell visited Sounds Good Wednesday with MSU students who are performing in the opera: Grace Lauzon (Pamina/1st Lady) and Michael Martin (Papageno/Sarastro). They agree that truth telling is the most powerful message from the music, written for its first performance on September 30, 1791.

'Five Writers Talk' at Murray State University

Nov 5, 2012

Murray State’s Watkins Chair in Creative Writing Instructor, Martin Roper, asked other Creative Writing faculty colleagues to answer about their art before a live audience who had submitted questions in advance. Kate Lochte of WKMS asks the questions. During Sounds Good today we feature the entire forum as recorded October 29th in Performing Arts Hall. Dale Ray Phillips, Anne Neelon, Carrie Jerrell and Squire Babcock join Mr. Roper on stage.

Set on 380 acres on Kentucky Lake near Paris Landing State Park, a former Girl Scout camp now hosts programs encouraging healthy eating and outdoor activity for young people and their families. Just back from hiking the Appalachian Trail, Hazlewood Every Child Outdoors Center programming coordinator Vicki Jo Stevens-Valentine is passionate about teaching us how to make the most out of our beautiful region's natural assets.

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The Downtown Paris Association opens its Downtown Unwrapped Holiday Celebration the first weekend in November.  Association President Kathy Ray (Vice President, Financial Center Manager, First Bank, Paris) speaks with Sounds Good about Christmas Open Houses around the Court Square through the weekend and lots of other special goings-on.

See more at visitdowntownparis.com.

There’s a Bluegrass Benefit Friday night, November 1.  A life-threatening infection put Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass’s Tony Williams in Vanderbilt hospital for a month and a half.  Tony’s home and better now.   His award-winning guitarist and vocalist son Josh Williams dropped in on Music from the Front Porch with Mark Welch last Saturday to talk about the benefit.

Author Barrett Talks About New Zombie Novel

Nov 1, 2012
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Gabe Barrett is a former Murray State University student. He graduated from Auburn University in Alabama with his degree in English, where he also played football with the Tigers. Barrett is the author of The College Strategy Guide and The One-Pass College Life. But his latest book is a departure. The novel Walking Against the Wind is subtitled "Going Postal in a Zombie Filled World."

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Aaron Winters is Space Capone, a Nashville-based musician. Space Capone crafts dance floor funk and classic soul sounds. PMc Magazine said of his single, “I Just Wanna Dance,” it “will get even the shiest of wallflowers feeling like they should shake their groove thangs.”

Barton Talks About New Book, "Pray the Gay Away"

Oct 30, 2012
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For those of us living in Kentucky and Tennessee, “the Bible Belt” is a familiar phrase. It’s shorthand for a conservative Christian culture extending across the South, and tied closely to family values and personal beliefs. For some southerners, the culture they call home is a culture that denies them. Morehead State University women’s studies professor Dr. Bernadette Barton is the author of Pray the Gay Away, the Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays.

A northwest Tennessee teenager has started an anti-bullying movement called “Pinky Promise Against Bullying.” Carlie Vowell is a sophomore at Westview High School in Weakley County. She and friends are spreading the word that bullying is not OK through videos, radio station spots, a Facebook page, and an online pledge. Angela Hatton spoke with Vowell about the anti-bullying effort.

Frank X Walker reflects on the human condition in imagining historical characters’ voices from a black perspective. Walker is associate professor, Department of English, Co-Chair, Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. He visits Murray State for a presentation of his works Thursday, November 1 for the Creative Writing Reading Series. 

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