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

July 01, 2013

11:05 AM
That’s All She Wrote
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass Records
11:07 AM
Lungs
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972
Label : Omnivore Recordings
11:09 AM
Sounds Better in the Song
Artist : Drive-By Truckers
Album : Decoration Day
Label : New West Records
11:14 AM
Further We Go
Artist : Arnett Hollow
Album : Night After Night
Label : CDBY
11:39 AM
When I Was Young
Artist : The Wood Brothers
Album : Smoke Ring Halo
Label : Southern Ground
11:43 AM
Working
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Concord Jazz
11:47 AM
Singin’ My Soul
Artist : Gin Wigmore
Album : Gravel & Wine
Label : Mercury Records
11:50 AM
Poor Places
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Daytrotter Session
Label : Daytrotter
11:54 AM
Rise To Me
Artist : The Decemberists
Album : The King Is Dead
Label : Capitol
11:59 AM
Milkman
Artist : The Shouting Matches
Album : Grownass Man
Label : Middle West
12:04 PM
Side With The Seeds
Artist : Wilco
Album : Sky Blue Sky
Label : Nonesuch
12:09 PM
Periodically Triple Or Double
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Popular Songs
Label : Matador Records
12:13 PM
Cry To Me
Artist : Solomon Burke
Album : Very Best of Solomon Burke
Label : Rhino
12:15 PM
I Could’ve Been Your Girl
Artist : She And Him
Album : Volume 3
Label : Merge Records
12:33 PM
Face To The Highway
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Bad As Me
Label : ANTI Records
12:37 PM
Invisible
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
12:42 PM
Won’t You Ride In My Little Red Wagon
Artist : Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel
Album : Willie & The Wheel
Label : BISMEAUX PRODUCTIONS
12:46 PM
Heart Breaker
Artist : Woody Pines
Album : Rabbits Motel
Label : Self-released
12:50 PM
Let It Roll
Artist : North Mississippi Allstars
Album : Keys To The Kingdom
Label : SONGS OF THE SOUTH
12:53 PM
Invitation To The Blues
Artist : Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Album : Old Yellow Moon
Label : Nonesuch
12:57 PM
Leavin’ Blues
Artist : Leadbelly
Album : Bourgeois Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways

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Culture
3:52 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Celebrate the Soybean in Martin

The City of Martin’s Brad Thompson joins us to preview activities of The Soybean Festival that can bring up to 40,000 people to Martin to observe west Tennessee’s dominance in soybean production. The festival will be in downtown Martin from September 1 to 8, featuring music by Dustin Lynch, The Martins, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Tim May, Survivor, and Sawyer Brown. According to the festival website, the festival got its start 20 years ago and celebrates the "crossroads of good living," allowing people to "pay homage to a tiny, but worthy vegetable that is capable of feeding and fueling everday lives." See more about Martin's Soybean Festival.

Arts
3:05 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

8180Films and their Origins in Murray

Murray's Playhouse in the Park used to be a haunt for two folks who are now Leland, Michigan residents: Becky Reynolds and Jim Carpenter. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with them about their production company 8180Films and a couple of new projects: The CoExist Comedy Tour and their new movie, The Girl On the Train. They talk about their memories of the region, how it led them to start a production company, and their current work. See more about their work at 8180films.com.

See the trailer for The Girl on the Train.

Arts
2:58 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Paducah School of Art's Annual Faculty Exhibition

Paducah School of Art and Design Director Paul Aho visits Sounds Good today. Its 2013 Annual Faculty Exhibition opens with a reception Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Clemens Gallery on campus at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Paul gives a preview of the exhibition and reception and how it factors into a new term on campus. He gives Kate an "imaginative" tour of what to expect at the event, and how his own work will be on display. See more information, on WKCTC's website.

Education
4:37 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Events & Activities at Calloway County Public Library

We continue our Library Sounds Good feature with the Calloway County Public Library’s Acquisitions and Programming Director Sandy Linn. She tells Kate Lochte about what's going on at the library, how wet weather has caused an issue in the library, and registration underway for the Monday Club, which includes middle schoolers interested in activities at the library like shaving cream art, tie-dye, paper flowers, game day, movies and more! Also, Sandy Linn explains Freegal and how this free music service is available at the library. Click here for more information about library events.

Education
4:27 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Informational Event for Veterans Enrolling at MSU

Kate Lochte speaks with Alison Marshall, Associate Director or Murray State’s Transfer Center for Veterans Affairs and Adult Student Liaison, on Sounds Good. She’s involved with next Monday’s informational event for veterans enrolling at MSU from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the CFSB Center’s Murray Room. the Veterans Affairs Office at Mruray State is responsible for the administration of veteran's educational benefits programs, and Alison can be reached at alison.marshall@murraystate.edu.

Arts
4:18 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Wayne Harper Previews Neighborhood Night Concert, Hot August Blues Fest

Local musician and educator Wayne Harper stops by our studios to play some blues ahead of his free concert with The Harper Brothers Band during "Neighborhood Night" on August 22,  at Kenlake State Resort Park. The concert comes ahead of the Hot August Blues Festival in the park's amphitheater, August 23-24. In this conversation with Kate Lochte, Wayne previews both events, talks about what it's like to play with the Alonzo Pennington Band, and more. See more about the Hot August Blues Festival.

Education
1:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Kentucky Commissioner of Education on 'Back to School' Across the Commonwealth

Common Core Standards and new science standards continue to prompt discussion in the Commonwealth as well as the nation, and Kentucky's Commissioner of Education Dr. Terry Holliday discusses these area of public concern. In the following interview with Kate Lochte, Dr. Holliday also addresses the status of the state's school districts raising the compulsory school attendance age to 18 as well as Kentucky's new eTranscript program for high school students.

Education
5:27 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

The Nina & The Pinta Sail into Green Turtle Bay

Credit Green Turtle Bay Resort, Facebook

The Nina & The Pinta first mate Stephen Sanger tells Kate Lochte on Sounds Good what it’s like to sail a ship like Christopher Columbus did in advance of the ships docking for visitation at Green Turtle Bay Marina August 29 through September 8. The ships are true replicas of the originals that sailed the ocean blue in 1492. All are invited to visit the "sailing museums" for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Sanger also tells Kate why these ships are actually a little bit better to sleep on than the originals. See more about the event at Green Turtle Bay's Facebook page.

Arts
5:19 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Market House Theatre Celebrates 50 Years

Market House Theatre in Paducah kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season this month so Executive Director Michal Cochran visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the golden time and an upcoming Community Street Fair, on August 24 - featuring art, music, dance and drama. They also talk about the first production of the season, Godspell, opening in September, and some other events and activities coming up at Market House Theatre. Click here for more about the 50th season at Market House.

Arts
12:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Youth Report: A Conversation With British Animator David Firth

Kayla Eicholtz on the left, David Firth on the top right, and a screen from his cartoon, Salad Fingers. Photos on the right from fat-pie.com

The short version of the conversation heard on "Sounds Good"
The extended, full version of the conversation

British animator David Firth has gained a large following and acclaim over the years on YouTube and the animation website Newgrounds for his darkly humorous and surreal work. WKMS Youth Reporter Kayla Eicholtz admires the artwork in his videos and was curious to find out more about his creative process, to learn that while some artwork may be strange and possibly even scary, the originality of the idea can be a determining factor in how interesting a piece of art is. She spoke with Firth over the phone, while he was on a trip through Europe seeking inspiration, in Switzerland at this particular moment.

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