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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Arts
3:59 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

This Friday: Johnny Appleseed LIVE on Sounds Good

Nashville-based country and western band Johnny Appleseed will be live in WKMS Studio A for music and conversation in the Noon hour of Sounds Good on Friday, June 20. They're on their way through the area ahead of a performance in St. Louis that evening. We'll hear a set of new music, talk about some classic favorites, and learn about how the band originated around the western swing sound.

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Education
2:34 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Summer Activities and Book Lending at Calloway County Public Library

On today's Sounds Good, we welcome regular guest from Calloway County Public Library, Sandy Linn, with the latest on the range of activities the library this summer like Jim Gill's Contagious Tunes Tour, the 2014 Summer Reading Program and the Teen Creative Canvas Event. They also talk about the book lending service. 

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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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