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 01, 2013

12:04 PM
It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
Artist : Grateful Dead
Album : Garcia Plays Dylan
Label : Rhino
12:12 PM
I Am Waiting
Artist : Ollabelle
Album : Self-Titled
Label : Columbia
12:16 PM
Yesterday
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles
Label : Concord
12:31 PM
More Than You Know
Artist : Eddie Vedder
Album : Ukulele Songs
Label : Monkeywrench Records
12:33 PM
Grindstone
Artist : Uncle Tupelo
Album : March 16-20, 1992
Label : Columbia/Legacy
12:37 PM
January Hymn
Artist : The Decemberists
Album : The King Is Dead
Label : Capitol
12:42 PM
Run Devil Run
Artist : Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins
Album : Rabbit Fur Coat
Label : Team Love
12:43 PM
The Big Guns
Artist : Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins
Album : Rabbit Fur Coat
Label : Team Love
12:45 PM
The Needle Has Landed
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Label : Anti
12:49 PM
Leave The City
Artist : Magnolia Electric Co.
Album : What Comes After The Blues
Label : Secretly Canadian
12:53 PM
Static
Artist : Beck
Album : Mutations
Label : DGC

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Culture
12:46 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Tonight: BBC Films Paducah Square Dance For Doc

Tonight, a BBC film crew will be in Paducah to shoot part of a documentary about Southern music. Specifically, they'll be visiting a square dance, and it just so happens that the person who organized the BBC's visit is the one person to talk to if you want to know anything about Southern music or Southern culture: Dirt Daubers and Shack Shakers frontman J.D. Wilkes. Todd Hatton speaks with the musician, author, and filmmaker about how he got the BBC's attention.

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Arts
11:42 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Steep Canyon Rangers Play Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville Tonight

The Steep Canyon Rangers often tour with Steve Martin, notably on A Prairie Home Companion, won "Entertainers of the Year" from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and recently received a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, for "Nobody Knows You."  Tonight, the Pennyroyal Arts Council presents "A Night With the Steep Canyon Rangers" at the Alhambra Theater. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with the band's banjo player, vocalist and songwriter Graham Sharp.

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Arts
4:14 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Kelsey Waldon Plays Acoustic Set on Sounds Good

Today on Sounds Good, Ballard County native Kelsey Waldon performed live in WKMS Studio A. Rolling Stone Country recently named her among the "10 New Artists You Need to Know." Tracy Ross speaks with Kelsey about her hometown, Monkey's Eyebrow and how she got started, also the inspiration for some of her songs.

Hear the conversation and Kelsey's acoustic session:

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Arts
4:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Pickin' Party This Weekend, Nathan Blake Lynn & Josh Coffey Emcee

Pickin Party 2013

The Pickin' Party returns to LBL's Homeplace this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets to see old time music on a rustic stage. Nathan Blake Lynn and Josh Coffey emcee while Dixie Volunteers, Charlie Stamper, and buck dancer Thomas Maupin and Overall Creek Band perform. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Homeplace Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls about the event.

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Arts
5:27 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Kelsey Waldon LIVE on Sounds Good Thursday

Thursday on Sounds Good, Ballard County native Kelsey Waldon LIVE in Studio. Rolling Stone Country recently named her among the "10 New Artists You Need to Know." Interview and live performance in the noon hour. Rolling Stone describes her sound as "Tammy Wynette on a trip to Whiskeytown."

Then at 7 PM...

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Environment
11:57 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Three Tiny Puppies!

On this month's Puppies Sound Good, we met three tiny siblings up for adoption. Nelly, Bubbles and Timmy are three 6-week-old Chihuahua/Jack Russell/Pekingese mixes that need homes, and are available at the Humane Society of Calloway County. All three puppies were very well mannered and loved being held by the staff members. Todd Hatton also gets an update from Kathy Hodge about some of the events coming up at the Humane Society.

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Education
12:32 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Marshall Co. 9th Graders Invent Firefighting Device, Compete in National Contest

A team of three 9th graders at Marshall County High School in Benton is developing a device to more effectively combat fires, and their work has won them a week's trip to DC to compete in a national competition, the U.S. Army-sponsored eCYBERMISSION. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte asks Marshall Co. High School science teacher Lisa Devillez to explain how the students got involved and she asks the students to describe the device and explain what it does.

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Arts
2:05 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Playhouse in the Park Presents "On Golden Pond"

Murray's Playhouse in the Park opens its production of On Golden Pond this Friday for a two weekend run, we hear more about it during today's Sounds Good with director Lissa Graham-Schneider.

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Arts
1:38 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Summer Concerts by MSU Town & Gown Community Band

Town & Gown Community Band in Lovett Auditorium
Credit Murray State University Town & Gown, Facebook

Note: Due to weather, the concert has been moved indoors to Lovett Auditorium.

Maestro Todd Hill and Mark Welch join Sounds Good today to talk about the Murray State Town & Gown Community Band summer concert season, including Tuesday night's free concert at 7 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium.  

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Environment
3:02 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Olmsted Dam Work Proceeding with Target Completion Date 2020

Olmsted Locks and Dam
Credit US Army Corps of Engineers

It was 1987 when the Corps of Engineers formally recommended to Congress that a new dam be built near Olmsted, Illinois. The Olmsted Locks and Dam would replace old wicket dams between Paducah and Metropolis and between Joppa and Olmsted. It's a massive project in an erratically flowing river. The locks were finished long ago. Today, we get an update on the building of the dam and learn more about the controversial construction method being used for the dam, called "in-the-wet." Kate Lochte speaks with Olmsted Division Chief Mike Braden of the Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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