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 21, 2013

11:05 AM
Hell On Wheels
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
11:08 AM
New Days
Artist : Delta Rae
Album : Carry The Fire
Label : Sire / Wea
11:11 AM
Tennessee Flat-Top Box
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : The Essential Johnny Cash
Label : Sony
11:14 AM
Oh Me Oh My
Artist : Deadstring Brothers
Album : Cannery Row
Label : Bloodshot Records
11:26 AM
Mrs. Robinson
Artist : The Lemonheads
Album : It's A Shame About Ray
Label : Atlantic
11:30 AM
Crazy Love, Vol. II
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : Graceland
Label : Sony Legacy
11:34 AM
Goin’ Down To Monte Carlo
Artist : Van Morrison
Album : Born To Sing: No Plan B
Label : Blue Note Records
11:44 AM
Black Sheep
Artist : Gin Wigmore
Album : Gravel & Wine
Label : Mercury Records
11:47 AM
Cavalier
Artist : Shovels and Rope
Album : O' Be Joyful
Label : Dualtone Music Group
11:51 AM
Run Thru
Artist : My Morning Jacket
Album : It Still Moves
Label : Ato Records / Red
11:57 AM
The Next Big Thing
Artist : Tony Trischka
Album : Territory
Label : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
12:04 PM
Talking At The Same Time
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Bad As Me
Label : Anti
12:09 PM
Imuhar
Artist : Bombino
Album : Nomad
Label : Nonesuch
12:12 PM
Waitin’
Artist : Caitlin Rose
Album : The Stand-In
Label : ATO RECORDS / RED
12:16 PM
All This Living
Artist : The Black Lillies
Album : Runaway Freeway Blues
Label : Attack Monkey Productions/ North Knox Records
12:33 PM
Lonely Avenue
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : The Best Of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years
Label : Rhino/Wea UK
12:35 PM
Someone Will
Artist : Dawes
Album : Stories Don't End
Label : HUB
12:41 PM
Country Girl
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
12:45 PM
Caught In The Rain
Artist : Preston School of Industry
Album : Monsoon
Label : Matador Records
12:48 PM
Drivin’ On 9
Artist : The Breeders
Album : Last Splash
Label : Elektra / Wea
12:51 PM
The Magician
Artist : Jason Isbell
Album : Sirens Of The Ditch
Label : New West Records
12:55 PM
Heartbreaker
Artist : The Walkmen
Album : Heaven
Label : Fat Possum

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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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