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 29, 2012

11:05 AM
The Train That Carried My Gal From Town
Artist : Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Album : Buddy and Jim
Label : New West Records
11:09 AM
Set Out Running
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Furnace Room Lullaby
Label : Anti
11:12 AM
The Bricks of Our Home
Artist : The Cave Singers
Album : Invitation Songs
Label : Matador Records
11:15 AM
Bird On A Wire
Artist : Leonard Cohen
Album : The Essential Leonard Cohen
Label : Sony
11:31 AM
Heads in Georgia
Artist : J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton
Album : The Road To Escondido
Label : Reprise
11:35 AM
Candela
Artist : Buena Vista Social Club
Album : Self Titled
Label : Nonesuch
11:43 AM
It’s Oh So Quiet
Artist : Bjork
Album : Post
Label : Elektra / WEA
11:47 AM
You Don’t Miss Your Water
Artist : Otis Redding
Album : Otis Blue
Label : Rhino Records
11:50 AM
Powa
Artist : Tune-Yards
Album : Whokill
Label : 4ad Records
11:55 AM
Burned By The Sun
Artist : Beulah
Album : The Coast Is Never Clear
Label : Velocette
11:57 AM
Snowden’s Jig (Genuine Negro Jig)
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Genuine Negro Jig
Label : Nonesuch
12:05 PM
I Never Knew You
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : The Carpenter
Label : RRE, LLC / Republic Records
12:07 PM
Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
Artist : The Hold Steady
Album : I'm Not There OST
Label : Sony
12:11 PM
Only Son Of The Ladiesman
Artist : Father John Misty
Album : Fear Fun
Label : Sub Pop
12:15 PM
We Are Fine
Artist : Sharon Van Etten
Album : Tramp
Label : Jagjaguwar
12:33 PM
How Do I Let A Good Man Down
Artist : Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Album : Naturally
Label : Daptone
12:36 PM
Got My Mojo Working
Artist : Professor Longhair
Album : Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology
Label : Rhino / Wea
12:42 PM
Down Along The Dixie Line
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Ahoy!
Label : Nonesuch
12:45 PM
You’ll Be Sorry
Artist : Kitty Daisy & Lewis
Album : Smoking In Heaven
Label : Verve Forecast
12:49 PM
Razzle Dazzle Rose
Artist : Camera Obscura
Album : Let's Get Out Of This Country
Label : Merge Records
12:54 PM
Danny Says
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Orphans
Label : Anti/Epitaph

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Society
11:42 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Watson & Robinson Collection Offers Glimpse into African-American History in Hopkinsville

Kate Lochte speaks with Louise Jones of the Kentucky Historical Society about the Watson & Robinson Families Collection on exhibit at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library. The collection features 27 handwritten letters detailing family history information and offers a glimpse into the history of African-American communities in Hopkinsville. A free community event, made possible by the Kentucky Historical Society and the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky, will be held July 20 at the library. Sessions include open-sharing sessions about the letters, and a special panel discussion on researching African-American roots. For more information, contact the KHS Reference Desk at 502-564-1792, extension 4460, or email KHSrefdesk@ky.gov.

Arts
11:30 am
Tue July 9, 2013

MFA Reading Wednesday Night Brings This American Life Essayist to Murray

Murray State's MFA Reading Series' fourth and final visiting author Davy Rothbart has achieved celebrity status for contributions to This American Life and for being interviewed by David Letterman and appreciated by Jon Stewart. This year a musical titled Found is premiering, based on Rothbart's decade of producing Found Magazine. He's also an essayist and memoirist. Some say he's a modern day Jack Kerouac for the rap generation. Rothbart presents Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Clara Eagle Gallery of Doyle Fine Arts on campus, a reading that's open to all. Kate Lochte asked Davy Rothbart about his work.

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Culture
12:49 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Celebrate Independence Day at The Homeplace

LBL's Special Events Coordinator Cindy Earls and Public Affairs Specialist Denise Schmittou join Kate Lochte in the studio to talk about special 4th of July events at Land Between the Lakes this weekend. At The Homeplace, attend events including decorating the house and dinner on the ground (bring a picnic lunch), raise the Liberty Pole and join Kentucky Statesman Henry Clay. Enjoy old-time music by The Dixie Volunteers, tales by Don Bailey, patriotic crafts, games, and refreshments. Click here for more information (PDF).

Arts
12:35 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Wicker Poetry Ponders Pop Culture Icons

The 2012 publication of "Maybe the Saddest Thing" gave poet Marcus Wicker more national attention. His earning the 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship brought him a $15,000 prize. He teaches writing at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville and reads from his works this Sunday at 7 p.m. at Murray State as a visiting artist in the MFA Summer Reading series. The reading is open to all in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery, sixth floor Doyle Fine Arts. Kate Lochte met Mr. Wicker by phone.

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Arts
9:47 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Daughter of the West Adds New Voice to Literature of the Region

Soft-spoken, wide-eyed author Claire Vaye Watkins packs a punch with odd, heart-rending stories set in Nevada and collected in the book Battleborn, which won the 2012 Story Prize, the 2013 Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.  It was also named a Best Book of 2012 by the San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Time Out New York and Flavorwire, and a Best Short Story Collection by NPR.org.  Last year the National Book Foundation named Watkins one of the "5 under 35" best writers.  Claire Vaye Watkins teaches at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and her reading for the Murray State MFA program this Saturday at 7 p.m. is open to all. Kate Lochte has conversation with the author. 

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Arts
9:37 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Summer Party at the Murray Art Guild

Sounds Good features three guests involved in the Murray Art Guild Party this Friday night: Ceramicists Wayne Bates and Cooper Levering, and Debi Danielson, the Guild’s Executive Director. They describe events and features at the party, including Fired Together: same clay same kiln different artists (Bates & Levering), musical performance by The Eddy Grove Trio, a monster draw rally, Empty Bowls Studio, the Cellar Door, art activity, and food on stick! See more at murrayartguild.org

Arts
4:18 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

MFA Reading Series Begins Saturday with Alumni Poet Larry O. Dean

Chicago-based teacher, poet, singer, songwriter Larry O. Dean is an alumnus of the MFA program and opens its summer readings program at 3 p.m. Saturday in Clara M. Eagle Gallery on the 6th floor of Doyle Fine Arts.  His latest book is titled Brief Nudity.  He tells Kate Lochte how being a Poet-In-Residence in Chicago Public Schools is good for his writing practice and shares a few of his "people" poems.

Society
3:05 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Community Initiatives at the Murray-Calloway County United Way

Kate Lochte speaks with Aaron Dail, Executive Director of the Murray-Calloway County United Way, on Sounds Good. They talk about the transformation of the United Way involving community conversations and community change, and efforts being made on a local level. Three of their current focus areas are educational attainment, income stability for families, and healthy living/healthy lifestyles. Also, Aaron talks about local campaigns such as GetConnected and their involvement with Toyota's bornlearning initiative. See more at mccunitedway.com.

Arts
2:56 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Kristi Hanson on the Wastelanders Summertime 2013 Exhibit

Artwork by Kristi Hanson
Credit paducahwastelanders.com

Kate Lochte speaks with Kristi Hanson of the Wastelanders group on Sounds Good. The Paducah Wastelanders Summertime 2013 Exhibit opens with a reception Saturday, June 22, from 5-8PM and closes with a reception Saturday, June 29, from 5-8PM at 950 Park Avenue, Paducah. Exhibiting artists include E.J. Abell, Mark Donham, Nancy Flowers, Juanita Gilliam, Kristi Hanson, LaNelle Mason, Jane Viterisi, Ginger Adams, Bill Ford, and Joe Viterisi. Music will be performed by Mark Donham. The receptions are open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit paducahwastelanders.com.

Education
2:52 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Donna Crouch on the Gateway Academy in Mayfield

Kate Lochte speaks with Donna Crouch, Principal of Gateaway Academy High School in Mayfield, on Sounds Good. They talk about the efforts of Gateway Academy to issue diplomas to some who might not otherwise receive diplomas, how Gateway stands out in the state of Kentucky and other similar schools, some changes coming to the school, and the recent graduation of their 500th student.

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