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

May 06, 2013

11:05 AM
Talk About Lonesome
Artist : Beachwood Sparks
Album : The Tarnished Gold
Label : Sub Pop
11:08 AM
Beaumont
Artist : Hayes Carll
Album : Trouble In Mind
Label : Lost Highway
11:11 AM
Red Tide
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Middle Cyclone
Label : ANTI Records
11:14 AM
What Is Time?
Artist : Elephant Revival
Album : Break In The Clouds
Label : Ruff Shod
11:25 AM
Be My Yoko Ono
Artist : Barenaked Ladies
Album : All Their Greatest Hits 1991-2001
Label : Reprise / Wea
11:27 AM
Sun’s Gonna Shine
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
11:30 AM
If She Wants Me
Artist : Belle & Sebastian
Album : Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Label : Sanctuary Records
11:35 AM
Birds Of A Feather
Artist : The Civil Wars
Album : Barton Hollow
Label : Sensibility Music
11:40 AM
Black Eyed Dog
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Way To Blue (An Introduction To Nick Drake)
Label : Island Records
11:43 AM
Ragged Old Dream
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass Records
11:47 AM
Hold On
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Mule Variations
Label : Anti
11:52 AM
When I Was A Young Girl
Artist : Feist
Album : Let It Die
Label : Interscope Records
11:55 AM
Boubacar
Artist : Bill Frisell
Album : The Intercontinentals
Label : Nonesuch
12:04 PM
Impossible Germany
Artist : Wilco
Album : Sky Blue Sky
Label : Nonesuch
12:10 PM
Heart On A String
Artist : Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
Album : Here We Rest
Label : LIGHTNING ROD REC.
12:25 PM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : In Blue
Label : Concord Records
12:30 PM
This Girl
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Who's Feeling Young Now?
Label : Nonesuch
12:33 PM
Wolf
Artist : First Aid Kit
Album : The Lion's Roar
Label : Wichita
12:37 PM
Black Rat Swing
Artist : Cephas and Wiggins
Album : Richmond Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
12:43 PM
Azamane Tiliade
Artist : Bombino
Album : Nomad
Label : Nonesuch
12:47 PM
Missing Pieces
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Label : Third Man Records / Columbia
12:50 PM
Moonshiner
Artist : Uncle Tupelo
Album : March 16-20, 1992
Label : Sbme Special Mkts.
12:54 PM
High Lonesome Sound
Artist : Old and In The Way
Album : That High Lonesome Sound - Live Recordings 1973
Label : Acoustic Disc

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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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