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

October 25, 2012

11:04 AM
Seven-Mile Island
Artist : Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Album : Self Titled
Label : Lightning Rod Records
11:09 AM
O! Grace
Artist : Magnolia Electric Co.
Album : Josephine
Label : Secretly Canadian
11:25 AM
Walk Of Life
Artist : Dire Straits
Album : Brothers In Arms
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
11:29 AM
Tangerine
Artist : Led Zeppelin
Album : Led Zeppelin III
Label : Atlantic
11:32 AM
The Last Pale Light in the West
Artist : Ben Nichols
Album : The Last Pale Light in the West
Label : Rebel Group
11:35 AM
Houston, TX
Artist : Deer Tick
Album : Born On Flag Day
Label : Partisan Records
11:40 AM
Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
Artist : Captain Beefheart
Album : Clear Spot
Label : Rhino/Warner Bros.
11:43 AM
Sway
Artist : Heartless Bastards
Album : The Mountain
Label : Fat Possum Records
11:49 AM
Heartbreaker
Artist : Alabama Shakes
Album : Boys & Girls
Label : ATO Records
11:53 AM
Brick
Artist : Ben Folds Five
Album : Whatever And Ever Amen
Label : Epic
11:57 AM
I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (Instrumental)
Artist : John Hartford
Album : O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Label : Lost Highway
12:21 PM
The Sound Is Fading
Artist : Robbie Robertson
Album : Contact From The Underworld of Redboy
Label : Capitol
12:42 PM
God Bless The Child
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : The Billie Holiday Songbook
Label : Verve
12:46 PM
Unchained
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : Unchained
Label : American Recordings
12:51 PM
Tear My Stillhouse Down
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Revival
Label : Acony Records
12:55 PM
Changes
Artist : David Bowie
Album : Best of Bowie
Label : Virgin Records Us

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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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