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
2:47 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Town & Gown Community Band Perform Saturday at Lovett

Credit facebook.com/MSUTownandGown

Murray Town & Gown Community Band Conductor Todd Hill and Murray State Director of Community Relations Mark Welch join Tracy Ross today on Sounds Good to speak about the Murray Town & Gown Community Band concert coming up this Saturday in Lovett Auditorium during the city's Freedom Fest, prior to the fireworks display. Town & Gown is a partnership between the university and the city of Murray, geared towards facilitating the discussion and opporunity for collaborative events, philanthropy, and service. See more at about Town & Gown.

Society
12:30 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

50 Years Later: Reflections on President Kennedy's Berlin Speech

On this day 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy gave his famous "ich bin ein Berliner" speech to West Berlin, underlying support for the West 22 months after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on this statement of US policy and its impact on the Cold War.

A few days ago in my American History class, I lectured on the early years of the Cold War of the late 1940s and early 1950s. With rapt attention, young Racer Nation listened to me drone on and on about the Berlin Airlift and the fact that the city would become what I called a “pregnant symbol” of the U.S.-Soviet conflict. 

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Food & Recipes
4:46 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Artisan Kitchens' Summer Recipes Sound Good

Credit artisankitchen.net

In our first installment of Summer Recipes Sound Good, David Jones of Artisan Kitchen cooks up some refreshing entrees, including a fresh Mediterranean chopped salad with cucumber and feta, a mango salsa with jalapeno, Italian bread salad and more. He talks about a cooking class opportunity at Artisan Kitchen and how to pick the perfect watermelon. Artisan Kitchen is located at 1704 Broadway in Paducah.

For more, visit ArtisanKitchen.net.

Arts
4:31 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Music @ MAC: Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three this Friday

Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three headline the next Music @ MAC, the music performance series at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah. Also playing is the Wheelhouse Rousters (Nathan Blake Lynn, Josh Coffey, Eddy Coffey). Performance is Friday, June 28, doors open at 6 and show starts at 7. Tickets are $15. Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertaining, innovator, and preservationist. His music combines jazz, ragtime, country blues and western swing. He speaks with Kate Lochte and Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about his music and the upcoming performance.

More information and tickets available at MaidenAlleyCinema.org.

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.

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