Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Austin Carter
Tracy Ross

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 06, 2013

11:05 AM
Talk About Lonesome
Artist : Beachwood Sparks
Album : The Tarnished Gold
Label : Sub Pop
11:08 AM
Beaumont
Artist : Hayes Carll
Album : Trouble In Mind
Label : Lost Highway
11:11 AM
Red Tide
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Middle Cyclone
Label : ANTI Records
11:14 AM
What Is Time?
Artist : Elephant Revival
Album : Break In The Clouds
Label : Ruff Shod
11:25 AM
Be My Yoko Ono
Artist : Barenaked Ladies
Album : All Their Greatest Hits 1991-2001
Label : Reprise / Wea
11:27 AM
Sun’s Gonna Shine
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
11:30 AM
If She Wants Me
Artist : Belle & Sebastian
Album : Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Label : Sanctuary Records
11:35 AM
Birds Of A Feather
Artist : The Civil Wars
Album : Barton Hollow
Label : Sensibility Music
11:40 AM
Black Eyed Dog
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Way To Blue (An Introduction To Nick Drake)
Label : Island Records
11:43 AM
Ragged Old Dream
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass Records
11:47 AM
Hold On
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Mule Variations
Label : Anti
11:52 AM
When I Was A Young Girl
Artist : Feist
Album : Let It Die
Label : Interscope Records
11:55 AM
Boubacar
Artist : Bill Frisell
Album : The Intercontinentals
Label : Nonesuch
12:04 PM
Impossible Germany
Artist : Wilco
Album : Sky Blue Sky
Label : Nonesuch
12:10 PM
Heart On A String
Artist : Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
Album : Here We Rest
Label : LIGHTNING ROD REC.
12:25 PM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : In Blue
Label : Concord Records
12:30 PM
This Girl
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Who's Feeling Young Now?
Label : Nonesuch
12:33 PM
Wolf
Artist : First Aid Kit
Album : The Lion's Roar
Label : Wichita
12:37 PM
Black Rat Swing
Artist : Cephas and Wiggins
Album : Richmond Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
12:43 PM
Azamane Tiliade
Artist : Bombino
Album : Nomad
Label : Nonesuch
12:47 PM
Missing Pieces
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Label : Third Man Records / Columbia
12:50 PM
Moonshiner
Artist : Uncle Tupelo
Album : March 16-20, 1992
Label : Sbme Special Mkts.
12:54 PM
High Lonesome Sound
Artist : Old and In The Way
Album : That High Lonesome Sound - Live Recordings 1973
Label : Acoustic Disc

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Arts
2:38 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Hear Johnny Appleseed's Live Session on Sounds Good

Nashville-based country and western band Johnny Appleseed performed live in WKMS Studio B today on Sounds Good. They're on their way through the area ahead of a performance in St. Louis tonight. We heard a set of new music, including a few unreleased tracks and talked about the band's origins around the western swing sound.

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Arts
10:48 am
Fri June 20, 2014

A Preview of ROMP Fest 2014

ROMP, the bluegrass roots and branches festival returns to Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro next weekend, with headlining acts Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Sam Bush Band, Del McCoury Band, and many others. On Sounds Good, Chris Langdon, Promotions Director for the International Bluegrass Museum, previews the festival with Tracy Ross.

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Education
11:41 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Murray State Library Stocks Comics, Graphic Novels to Boost Reading

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Comics and graphic novels are more popular than ever thanks largely to successes in the film and television industry, with blockbusters like The Avengers and The Dark Knight. Murray State University Dean of Libraries Dr. Adam Murray and Owner/Operator of G's Comics in Murray Garrick Crump talk with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the university's 7-year-old effort to increase reading by bringing graphic novels into Waterfield Library and they pick some favorites, too.

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Arts
3:59 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

This Friday: Johnny Appleseed LIVE on Sounds Good

Nashville-based country and western band Johnny Appleseed will be live in WKMS Studio A for music and conversation in the Noon hour of Sounds Good on Friday, June 20. They're on their way through the area ahead of a performance in St. Louis that evening. We'll hear a set of new music, talk about some classic favorites, and learn about how the band originated around the western swing sound.

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Education
2:34 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Summer Activities and Book Lending at Calloway County Public Library

On today's Sounds Good, we welcome regular guest from Calloway County Public Library, Sandy Linn, with the latest on the range of activities the library this summer like Jim Gill's Contagious Tunes Tour, the 2014 Summer Reading Program and the Teen Creative Canvas Event. They also talk about the book lending service. 

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Culture
12:46 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Tonight: BBC Films Paducah Square Dance For Doc

Tonight, a BBC film crew will be in Paducah to shoot part of a documentary about Southern music. Specifically, they'll be visiting a square dance, and it just so happens that the person who organized the BBC's visit is the one person to talk to if you want to know anything about Southern music or Southern culture: Dirt Daubers and Shack Shakers frontman J.D. Wilkes. Todd Hatton speaks with the musician, author, and filmmaker about how he got the BBC's attention.

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Arts
11:42 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Steep Canyon Rangers Play Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville Tonight

The Steep Canyon Rangers often tour with Steve Martin, notably on A Prairie Home Companion, won "Entertainers of the Year" from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and recently received a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, for "Nobody Knows You."  Tonight, the Pennyroyal Arts Council presents "A Night With the Steep Canyon Rangers" at the Alhambra Theater. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with the band's banjo player, vocalist and songwriter Graham Sharp.

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Arts
4:14 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Kelsey Waldon Plays Acoustic Set on Sounds Good

Today on Sounds Good, Ballard County native Kelsey Waldon performed live in WKMS Studio A. Rolling Stone Country recently named her among the "10 New Artists You Need to Know." Tracy Ross speaks with Kelsey about her hometown, Monkey's Eyebrow and how she got started, also the inspiration for some of her songs.

Hear the conversation and Kelsey's acoustic session:

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Arts
4:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Pickin' Party This Weekend, Nathan Blake Lynn & Josh Coffey Emcee

Pickin Party 2013

The Pickin' Party returns to LBL's Homeplace this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets to see old time music on a rustic stage. Nathan Blake Lynn and Josh Coffey emcee while Dixie Volunteers, Charlie Stamper, and buck dancer Thomas Maupin and Overall Creek Band perform. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Homeplace Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls about the event.

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Arts
5:27 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Kelsey Waldon LIVE on Sounds Good Thursday

Thursday on Sounds Good, Ballard County native Kelsey Waldon LIVE in Studio. Rolling Stone Country recently named her among the "10 New Artists You Need to Know." Interview and live performance in the noon hour. Rolling Stone describes her sound as "Tammy Wynette on a trip to Whiskeytown."

Then at 7 PM...

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