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 29, 2013

11:05 AM
Barton Hollow
Artist : The Civil Wars
Album : Barton Hollow
Label : Sensibility Music
11:08 AM
That’s Where I’m Going
Artist : Eilen Jewell
Album : Queen Of The Minor Key
Label : Signature Records
11:10 AM
No Man’s Mama
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
11:29 AM
Forget The Song
Artist : Beechwood Sparks
Album : The Tarnished Gold
Label : Sub Pop
11:33 AM
Time To Run
Artist : Lord Huron
Album : Lonesome Dreams
Label : Iamsound
11:38 AM
I Get Nervous
Artist : Lower Dens
Album : Twin-Hand Movement
Label : Gnomonsong
11:43 AM
Four Winds
Artist : Bright Eyes
Album : Cassadaga
Label : Saddle Creek
11:47 AM
Psychotic Girl
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Attack & Release
Label : Nonesuch
11:52 AM
Heartbreak Road
Artist : Bill Withers
Album : 'Justments
Label : Legacy Recordings
11:55 AM
Do It Again
Artist : Camera Obscura
Album : Desire Lines
Label : 4AD
11:58 AM
Chicago Falcon
Artist : The Budos Band
Album : The Budos Band II
Label : Daptone Records
12:04 PM
Seven Hells
Artist : Brown Bird
Album : Fits Of Reason
Label : Supply and Demand Music
12:08 PM
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Artist : Grateful Dead
Album : Without A Net
Label : Grateful Dead/Rhino
12:13 PM
Blue
Artist : Cat Power
Album : Jukebox
Label : Matador Records
12:30 PM
I’m In I’m Out And I’m Gone
Artist : Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
Album : Get Up!
Label : Stax
12:35 PM
Waitin’
Artist : Caitlin Rose
Album : The Stand-In
Label : ATO Records
12:38 PM
Obvious Bicycle
Artist : Vampire Weekend
Album : Modern Vampires Of The City
Label : Xl Recordings
12:48 PM
Song For Zula
Artist : Phosphorescent
Album : Muchacho
Label : Dead Oceans
12:54 PM
Riding
Artist : Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Album : Greatest Palace Music
Label : Drag City

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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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