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

November 15, 2012

11:05 AM
Meet Me In The Bottom
Artist : John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat
Album : Hooker 'N' Heat
Label : Capitol
11:08 AM
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : How To Grow A Woman From The Ground
Label : Sugarhill
11:11 AM
Blunderbuss
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Label : Third Man Records / Columbia
11:14 AM
He’s Got You
Artist : Dean Martin
Album : Oxford American Southern Sampler 2000
Label : Oxford American
11:39 AM
Rasputin
Artist : Boney M
Album : The Greatest Hits
Label : RCA
11:45 AM
Russian Lullaby
Artist : Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
Album : Self Titled
Label : Acoustic Disc
11:52 AM
Million Dollar Bill
Artist : Middle Brother
Album : Self Titled
Label : Partisan Records
11:56 AM
St. Thomas
Artist : The Gerry Beaudon Trio
Album : Just Among Friends
Label : Honest Entertainment
12:05 PM
Down In The Valley
Artist : The Broken West
Album : I Can't Go On, I'll Go On
Label : Merge Records
12:08 PM
Crash Years
Artist : The New Pornographers
Album : Together
Label : Matador Records
12:12 PM
Good Song
Artist : Blur
Album : Think Tank
Label : Virgin Records Us
12:16 PM
The Best of Jill Hives
Artist : Guided By Voices
Album : Earthquake Glue
Label : Matador Records
12:28 PM
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Label : Sony
12:32 PM
Waitin’ Round to Die/Kathleen
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Acoustic Blue
Label : Tomato
12:37 PM
Service Bell
Artist : Grizzly Bear & Feist
Album : Dark Was The Night
Label : 4ad Records
12:39 PM
Cold Cold Cold
Artist : Dr. John
Album : In The Right Place
Label : Atco
12:42 PM
Tramp
Artist : Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
Album : Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974
Label : Atlantic
12:47 PM
All Mixed Up
Artist : Red House Painters
Album : Songs For A Blue Guitar
Label : Fontana Island
12:53 PM
Asha Gedawo
Artist : Debo Band
Album : Self Titled
Label : Next Ambiance

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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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