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

April 09, 2013

11:05 AM
Big Yellow Taxi
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : Big Wide Grin
Composer : Joni Mitchell
Label : Sony Wonder
11:08 AM
(Nothing But) Flowers
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Sand In The Vaseline
Composer : David Byrne / Chris Frantz / Jerry Harrison / Tina Weymouth
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
11:30 AM
My Maudlin Career
Artist : Camera Obscura
Album : My Maudlin Career
Composer : Tracyanne Campbell
Label : 4AD
11:34 AM
Along The Way
Artist : DeVotchKa
Album : A Mad And Faithful Telling
Composer : DeVotchKa / Nick Urata
Label : Anti
11:41 AM
I Don’t Do Windows
Artist : Jamey Johnson featuring Asleep At The Wheel and Ray Benson
Album : Living for a Song: Tribute to Hank Cochran
Composer : Hank Cochran
Label : Mercury Nashville
11:44 AM
Chase The Feeling
Artist : Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Album : Old Yellow Moon
Composer : Kris Kristofferson
Label : Nonesuch
11:48 AM
The Fall
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions
Composer : The Avett Brothers
Label : Ramseur Rec.
11:51 AM
All The Night Without Love
Artist : Elvis Perkins
Album : Ash Wednesday
Composer : Elvis Perkins
Label : Xl Recordings
11:54 AM
Face To The Highway
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Bad As Me
Composer : Kathleen Brennan / Tom Waits
Label : ANTI Records
11:58 AM
Snowden’s Jig (Genuine Negro Jig)
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Genuine Negro Jig
Composer : Traditional
Label : Nonesuch
12:04 PM
Hold On
Artist : Alabama Shakes
Album : Boys & Girls
Composer : Alabama Shakes
Label : Ato Records
12:08 PM
(Night Time Is) The Right Time
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : The Best Of Ray Charles
Composer : Lew Herman / Ozzie Cadena
Label : Rhino/Wea UK
12:28 PM
Heartbreakin’ Man
Artist : My Morning Jacket
Album : The Tennessee Fire
Composer : Jim Jones
Label : Darla Records
12:31 PM
To Go Home
Artist : M. Ward
Album : Post-War
Composer : M. Ward
Label : Merge Records
12:35 PM
Tweeter and the Monkey Man
Artist : Traveling Wilburys
Album : Volume 1
Composer : The Traveling Wilburys
Label : Rhino Records
12:42 PM
Mr. John Lee Revisited
Artist : Marissa Nadler
Album : Self Titled
Composer : Marissa Nadler
Label : Box of Cedar
12:47 PM
Stepdaughter
Artist : Califone
Album : Quicksand/Cradlesnakes
Composer : Tim Rutili
Label : Thrill Jockey
12:50 PM
Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
Artist : U2
Album : All That You Can't Leave Behind
Composer : Adam Clayton / Bono / Larry Mullen, Jr. / The Edge
Label : Interscope Records
12:55 PM
Po’ Black Sheep
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Composer : Traditional
Label : Nonesuch

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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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