Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays

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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Playlist

January 24, 2013

11:05 AM
Shallow Grave
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
11:07 AM
Stealing Romance
Artist : The Milk Carton Kids
Album : Prologue
Label : Milk Carton Records
11:10 AM
Sandman, The Brakeman and Me
Artist : Monsters Of Folk
Album : Self Titled
Label : Shangri-La
11:14 AM
Atlantic City
Artist : Bruce Springsteen
Album : Nebraska
Label : Sony
11:35 AM
Dirty Work
Artist : Nash Kato
Album : Maestros of Cool - A Tribute to Steely Dan
Label : Esc Records
11:38 AM
Leaving Loachapoka
Artist : Marshall Chapman
Album : Oxford American Southern Music #6
Label : Oxford American
11:44 AM
With A Memory Like Mine
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : Real Time
Label : Full Light Records
11:48 AM
American Car
Artist : Mike Doughty
Album : Haughty Melodic
Label : Ato Records
11:53 AM
Prodigal Son
Artist : The Rolling Stones
Album : Beggars Banquet
Label : Abkco
11:56 AM
Hey Joe
Artist : Medeski, Martin & Wood
Album : Note Bleu - The Best of The Blue Note Years
Label : Blue Note Records
12:04 PM
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
Artist : Waylon Jennings
Album : The Essential Waylon Jennings
Label : Legacy Recordings
12:07 PM
Long Distance Call
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : Live At The Checkerboard Lounge
Label : Eagle Rock Entertainment
12:12 PM
Izarharh Tenere
Artist : Tinariwen
Album : Aman Iman: Water Is LIfe
Label : World Village USA
12:27 PM
What Good Am I Without You
Artist : Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
Album : Anthology
Label : Motown
12:29 PM
Helium (with Tom Waits)
Artist : Tin Hat Trio
Album : Helium
Label : Blue Note
12:34 PM
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Speaking In Tongues
Label : Warner Bros.
12:41 PM
She Was My Dresden
Artist : Miles Kurosky
Album : The Desert Of Shallow Effects
Label : Shout! Factory
12:45 PM
Gravity Rides Everything
Artist : Modest Mouse
Album : The Moon And Antarctica
Label : Epic
12:49 PM
Space Travel Is Boring
Artist : Sun Kil Moon
Album : Tiny Cities
Label : Caldo Verde Records
12:53 PM
Don’t Die On Me
Artist : Mirah
Album : C'mon Miracle
Label : K Records
12:57 PM
The Brain Of The Purple Mountain
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : 6 And 12 String Guitar
Label : Takoma

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Education
3:08 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Coffeehouse Day for Governor's School for the Arts

The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts alumni host showcases across Kentucky on November 23. Stephen Keene stops by Sounds Good to tell Todd Hatton about the event at Fidalgo Bay in Murray. From Noon to 3, alumni will be performing monologues, poetry, singing, dancing, and more.

See more about the event on Facebook.

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Sports
2:56 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Racer Football Update with 'Voice of the Racers' Neal Bradley

"The Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley dropped by to talk with Tracy Ross about the Murray State University football team's recent losing streak and looks ahead to an important stretch of games for the Racer basketball team. 

See more about MSU sports.

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Culture
10:41 am
Fri November 22, 2013

50 Years Later: Remembering the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

On this day 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a presidential motorcade through a plaza of onlookers in Dallas, Texas. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on his parents' memories of the day.

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Culture
4:06 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Visiting Belgian Artist Performs Chansons for MSU's International Education Week

Today on Sounds Good, we met Belgian vocal artist and songwriter Michel Stennier, who performs original music and the music of legendary singer/poet Jacques Brel tomorrow evening (November 21) for International Education Week at Murray State. Michel talks about his beginnings as a musician and why Brel's music is important today. He's joined in the studio by Theresa Saint Paul, Associate Professor of Humanities and Fine Art at Murray State. Stennier also plays some of the music ahead of his performance. 

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Arts
3:47 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Youth Report: Behind the Scenes of Alice in Wonderland Jr.

This weekend, Playhouse in the Park presents two children's shows for the price of one: Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures and the musical Alice in Wonderland, Jr. WKMS Youth Reporter Patrick Jones goes behind-the-scenes during a rehearsal for Alice, meeting some of the cast members and speaking with Playhouse director Lisa Cope about how kids have become involved in these productions both on and off stage.

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Education
4:20 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

'Take Your Place in the World' at MSU's International Education Week

All this week, Murray State celebrates its global education mission with special guests, discussions, and performances. Institute for International Studies' Associate Director for Education Abroad Melanie McCallon joins us to explore activities you might enjoy. This weekend, activities include workshops on immigration, Chinese culture, and dragons; Brazilian music and Samba dance, food from around the world, and more!

See more on Murray State's website.

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Politics
4:08 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Meet NPR's Arun Rath, Anchor of Weekend All Things Considered

NPR's new "ish" host of Weekend All Things Considered, Arun Rath, was on a team that won a Peabody Award for the program On the Media. As an anchor of the first major NPR show produced on the west coast, Rath's own roving journalistic interests are well suited for the show's exploratory direction. On a day of talking with NPR station personnel, Rath's schedule included a few minutes for Kate Lochte.

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Culture
2:20 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Christmas Story Time and More at Calloway Co. Library

Tracy Ross speaks with Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn about Christmas story time, the formation of a new Friends group, and spring story time registration in this month's conversation on the goings on at CCPL. See more on their website.

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Good Reads
4:11 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Kentucky Writers Sign 'Twelve Days of Christmas' Anthology at MSU

Credit kentuckymonthly.com

Bluegrass Community & Technical College faculty member James B. Goode joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. He's at Murray State's bookstore Sunday for a signing of the anthology "Kentucky's Twelve Days of Christmas." Goode previews the book, and talks about some of the writers in the book. He also reflects on his days in Murray State's MFA program and mentions some of the writers in the anthology who also happen to be Murray State MFA graduates.

See more about the book on Kentucky Monthly's website.

Arts
4:04 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

How the Chinese Cultural Revolution Brought Artist to LowerTown

During Sounds Good we meet LowerTown Paducah artist BiLan Liao and Murray State's Dr. Marcie Hinton who is assisting her finishing a book of the experiences of her family's journey through the Chinese Cultural Revolution. An exhibition of Liao's work chronicling her family's experience opens tomorrow at Maiden Alley Cinema.

See BiLan Liao's work on her website.

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