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 23, 2013

11:05 AM
Helicopter
Artist : M. Ward
Album : Transfiguration of Vincent
Label : Merge Records
11:08 AM
Dimes For Nickels
Artist : JD McPherson
Album : Signs & Signifiers
Label : Rounder
11:21 AM
The Picture
Artist : Son Volt
Album : The Search
Label : Transmit Sound/Legacy
11:25 AM
Angel Of Harlem
Artist : U2
Album : Rattle And Hum
Label : Island
11:28 AM
I Found You
Artist : Alabama Shakes
Album : Boys & Girls
Label : Ato Records
11:31 AM
Wrote A Song For Everyone
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : You Are Not Alone
Label : ANTI Records
11:35 AM
Forgotten Realms
Artist : Mr. Day
Album : Dry Up In The Sun
Label : Favorite
11:46 AM
Cry One More Time
Artist : Gram Parsons
Album : G.P.
Label : Rhino/Warner Bros.
11:49 AM
Take These Chains From My Heart
Artist : Merle Haggard
Album : Roots, Vol. 1
Label : ANTI Records
11:52 AM
Looking For (The Heart Of Saturday Night)
Artist : Madeleine Peyroux
Album : Half The Perfect World
Label : Rounder
11:56 AM
Bad Crazy Day
Artist : LePercolateur
Album : Pop Manouche
Label : CD Baby
11:59 AM
Hold On, I’m Comin’
Artist : Sam Bush & David Grisman
Album : Hold On, We're Strummin'
Label : Acoustic Disc
12:04 PM
Jackson Square
Artist : Mason Jennings
Album : Boneclouds
Label : Sony
12:09 PM
The Low Highway
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West Records
12:13 PM
Waiting 4 The World 2 End
Artist : Amy Cook
Album : Summer Skin
Label : Roothouse Records
12:27 PM
A Shot In The Arm
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Label : Reprise / Wea
12:32 PM
We Will Become Silhouettes
Artist : The Shins
Album : The Believer, June 2005 music issue
Label : The Believer
12:35 PM
Under The Milky Way
Artist : Grant-Lee Phillips
Album : Nineteeneighties
Label : Zoe Records
12:48 PM
So Much Trouble In the World
Artist : Bob Marley
Album : Songs Of Freedom
Label : Island
12:52 PM
KV Crimes
Artist : Kurt Vile
Album : Wakin On A Pretty Daze
Label : Matador Records
12:56 PM
Don’t Lie
Artist : Vampire Weekend
Album : Modern Vampires Of The City
Label : XL Recordings

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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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