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

January 16, 2013

11:05 AM
Hotel California
Artist : Gipsy Kings
Album : Volare! - The Very Best Of The Gipsy Kings
Label : Nonesuch
11:11 AM
City On Fire
Artist : Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Album : Midnight Radio
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
11:14 AM
February Seven
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : The Carpenter
Label : Universal Republic
11:32 AM
You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
Artist : Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Album : Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Label : Motown
11:35 AM
Blues With A Feeling
Artist : Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Album : An Anthology: The Elektra Years
Label : Elektra / Wea
11:40 AM
100 Years Ago
Artist : The Rolling Stones
Album : Goats Head Soup
Label : UMe
11:44 AM
Walkin’ Blues
Artist : Hindu Love Gods
Album : Self Titled
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
11:49 AM
Kindhearted Woman Blues
Artist : Bob Margolin & Pinetop Perkins
Album : Hellhound On My Trail - The Songs of Robert Johnson
Label : Telarc
11:53 AM
Phonograph Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Sony
11:55 AM
Honky Tonk Blues
Artist : The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Album : Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Label : Capitol
11:58 AM
Slapback Blues (with Derek Trucks)
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Guitars
Label : MCCOY TYNER MUSIC
12:04 PM
Blue Skies Again
Artist : Jessica Lea Mayfield
Album : Tell Me
Label : Nonesuch
12:08 PM
Napoli
Artist : Giant Sand
Album : Is All Over the Map
Label : Thrill Jockey
12:12 PM
Jawbone
Artist : The Band
Album : Self Titled
Label : Capitol
12:36 PM
I Live On A Battlefield
Artist : Nick Lowe
Album : Quiet Please...The New Best of Nick Lowe
Label : Yep Roc Records
12:40 PM
Trip Through Your Wires
Artist : U2
Album : The Joshua Tree
Label : Island
12:43 PM
John Saw That Number
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Label : Anti
12:47 PM
Tarnished Gold
Artist : Beachwood Sparks
Album : The Tarnished Gold
Label : Sub Pop
12:50 PM
Harlem River Blues
Artist : Justin Townes Earle
Album : Harlem River Blues
Label : Bloodshot Records
12:53 PM
Big Mouth Blues
Artist : Gram Parsons
Album : G.P.
Label : Reprise / Wea
12:57 PM
Love Please Come Home
Artist : Split Lip Rayfield
Album : Never Make It Home
Label : Bloodshot Records

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Arts
5:26 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

ROMP Music Fest Returns to Owensboro

Punch Brothers

On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross welcomes ROMP Team member Chris Langdon of the International Bluegrass Music Museum to talk about this year's music festival. Be listening for the fabulous music lineup including The Punch Brothers, Merle Haggard,  Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and many others, at ROMP next Wednesday through Saturday in Owensboro’s Yellow Springs Park. Tickets are $45 for a single day, or $135 for the weekend. See more at RompFest.com.

Arts
12:33 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Three New One-Act Plays at Kenlake Twilight Theatre this Summer

A vacation highlight of our region is Twilight Theatre Productions' summer season at Kenlake State Resort Park. It opens this Friday night and features dinner and three new one-act plays by New Yorker Charles Messina, original works performed in professional production. There are Friday and Saturday night shows through August 2. Shirley T. Johnson is the sparkplug behind Twilight Theatre Productions. Her director is actor Charles Edward Hall, whose career started with Mrs Johnson and her husband Robert E. Johnson, for whom the theatre at Murray State University is named. Kate Lochte speaks with Charles Edward Hall.

More at the Twilight Theatre Productions website.

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Culture
2:50 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

A Preview of Murray's Freedom Fest 2013

Murray Tourism and Convention Center’s Executive Director Erin Carrico previews Murray’s Freedom Fest with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good. Freedom Fest kicks of Friday, June 28 with a street fair featuring vendors and a free outdoor concert by Matty McRee and Clarence Dobbins. Saturday's events include a parade, kid's activities, a 5k, and one of western Kentucky's largest fireworks displays. See more at TourMurray.com.

Education
1:38 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Kids Write Poetry & More at the Young Authors Camp

Young Authors Camp 2013 Group Photo
Brooke Lovett, Camp Director, Young Authors Camp

Last week, several children from across the region, between the ages of 8 and 12, came to the campus of Murray State University for the annual Young Authors Camp. These young authors practiced writing for fun in a variety of styles from poetry to fictional stories, skits, and more, under the direction of classroom instructors. For more about this year's Young Authors Camp, WKMS Youth Radio Producer Matt Markgraf speaks with Camp Director Brooke Lovett.

Recordings from the Young Author's Camp: 

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Arts
4:50 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

All About the Pine Knob Outdoor Theatre in Grayson County

We go to Pine Knob, Kentucky to meet Honus Shain whose Pine Knob Theatre, an outdoor show, has been running for 27 years now. He manages everything, including writing the plays. Tracy Ross speaks with Shain on Sounds Good about the history of the theatre, what's coming soon, and what to expect when you arrive. See more at pineknob.com.

Arts
4:41 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

What's New in "Variety! Music, Memories & More" at Badgett Playhouse

Grand Rivers’ Badgett Playhouse Director Bill Minihan joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about what’s new in his series “Variety-Music, Memories & More.” We’ll also hear about his work building school classrooms, completed in the Village of Vijolom II (El Quiche region) with the support of the Playhouse patrons. See a schedule and more at GrandRiversVariety.com.

Arts
4:33 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Paducah Photo Exhibition at The Yeiser

Photo by Chan Kwok Hung, "Fearless" - 2011 Honorable Mention
Credit www.theyeiser.org

Yeiser Art Center Director Josh White speaks with Tracy Ross about The Paducah Summer Festival Photo Competition which has grown from a fledgling contest to Paducah Photo, the region's most prestigious annual photographic event. The show is on display this Saturday through August 3. According to the Yeiser website, the competition provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit. See more at The Yeiser's website.

Arts
4:16 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Locally Produced Horror Film 'Lucid' Premieres in Madisonville

Tracy Ross speaks with PJ Woodside of Big Biting Pig Productions, announcing the world-premiere of Lucid, a new nightmare of a film that Woodside wrote and directed, opening Friday, June 21 at Madisonville’s Ballard Convention Center. Their seventh film features Bill "Leatherface" Johnson from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and tells the story of a woman with increasingly disturbing and violent dreams seeking help from a sleep therapist known for his controversial treatments. Her experience plummets her into the dark depths of her subconscious, grasping for sanity.

Trailer:

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Education
4:20 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

MSU College of Education Hosts 2010 Teacher of the Year

Credit www.sarahbrownwessling.org

Murray State’s College of Education hosts the 2010 National Teacher of the Year Sarah Brown Wessling of Iowa for its Harry M. Sparks Lecture Friday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m. Wessling spoke with Kate Lochte about her career, today on Sounds Good. See more about Wessling's work on her website.

Environment
4:15 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Celebrate Wildlife This Saturday at LBL's Nature Station

Credit www.lbl.org

LBL Naturalist John Pollpeter spoke with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good today about the 50th Anniversary Wildlife Celebration at the Woodlands Nature Station this Saturday. The event will have puppet shows, live animal demonstrations - including eagle encounters, games and crafts, and a special visit by Smokey Bear.  See more about this event and other happenings at LBL

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