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

October 17, 2013

11:05 AM
From This Valley
Artist : The Civil Wars
Album : Self Titled
Label : Sensibility Recordings/Columbia Records
11:08 AM
Don’t Let Me Die In Florida
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
11:12 AM
Back On The Train
Artist : Phish
Album : Farmhouse
Label : Elektra / Wea
11:24 AM
Lately I’ve Let Things Slide
Artist : Caitlin Rose
Album : Lowe Country: The Songs Of Nick Lowe
Label : Fiesta Red Records
11:27 AM
How To Fight Lonliness
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summer Teeth
Label : Reprise / Wea
11:31 AM
Arabella
Artist : Ha Ha Tonka
Album : Lessons
Label : Bloodshot Records
11:35 AM
Quitters Never Win
Artist : Dr. John
Album : Definitive Pop: Dr. John
Label : Rhino Atlantic
11:41 AM
Why Lady Why
Artist : JD McPherson
Album : High Cotton: A Tribute To Alabama
Label : Lightning Rod Records
11:44 AM
The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance
Artist : Vampire Weekend
Album : Self Titled
Label : XL
11:48 AM
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Artist : Otis Redding
Album : The Very Best of Otis Redding
Label : Elektra / Wea
11:50 AM
Spoonful
Artist : Cream
Album : Strange Brew: The Very Best Of Cream
Label : Polydor/PolyGram Records
11:57 AM
Guantanamera
Artist : AfroCubism
Album : Self Titled
Label : Nonesuch
12:04 PM
Flying Over Water
Artist : Jason Isbell
Album : Southeastern
Label : Southeastern Records
12:08 PM
Local Girl
Artist : Neko Case
Album : The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight The More I Love You
Label : ANTI Records
12:11 PM
Losin’ Streak
Artist : The Wood Brothers
Album : The Muse
Label : Southern Ground Artists
12:15 PM
Graceland
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : Across The Borderline
Label : Sbme Special Mkts.
12:33 PM
Simple Twist Of Fate
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Build Me Up From Bones
Label : Sugar Hill
12:38 PM
Dead Flowers
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : The Big Lebowski OST
Label : Island / Mercury
12:44 PM
Heart Of Steel (featuring Irma Thomas)
Artist : Galactic
Album : Ya-Ka-May
Label : Anti/Epitaph
12:48 PM
Wake Me Up
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Wise Up Ghost
Label : Blue Note Records
12:53 PM
Soon You’ll Be Gone
Artist : The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra
Album : The Benevolence Of Sister Mary Ignatius
Label : Universal UK
12:56 PM
First Time I Met The Blues
Artist : Buddy Guy
Album : Can't Quit The Blues
Label : Silvertone Records

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Arts
1:38 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Summer Concerts by MSU Town & Gown Community Band

Town & Gown Community Band in Lovett Auditorium
Credit Murray State University Town & Gown, Facebook

Note: Due to weather, the concert has been moved indoors to Lovett Auditorium.

Maestro Todd Hill and Mark Welch join Sounds Good today to talk about the Murray State Town & Gown Community Band summer concert season, including Tuesday night's free concert at 7 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium.  

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Environment
3:02 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Olmsted Dam Work Proceeding with Target Completion Date 2020

Olmsted Locks and Dam
Credit US Army Corps of Engineers

It was 1987 when the Corps of Engineers formally recommended to Congress that a new dam be built near Olmsted, Illinois. The Olmsted Locks and Dam would replace old wicket dams between Paducah and Metropolis and between Joppa and Olmsted. It's a massive project in an erratically flowing river. The locks were finished long ago. Today, we get an update on the building of the dam and learn more about the controversial construction method being used for the dam, called "in-the-wet." Kate Lochte speaks with Olmsted Division Chief Mike Braden of the Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Society
2:37 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

5K on the Runway, A Fundraiser for Child Watch at Barkley Regional

Stepping Out for Child Watch is hosting a 5K on the Runway fundraiser at Barkley Airport June 14th, followed by an evening with the Murr Vegas All Stars at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. Child Watch's mission is to provide a child-friendly environment for the prevention, evaluation and treatment of child abuse victims. On Sounds Good, we learn more about the event from Leadership Paducah Class 27's Tammy Thompson.

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Business
11:39 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Downtown Paris Week: Art Walk, Music on the Square, Local Eats & More

Downtown Paris Week kicks off this Sunday and continues until June 14. Downtown Paris Association invite visitors to come and experience a taste of Paris - dining at local restaurants, Music on the Square featuring the Chill Tonics, a guided tour highlighting historical places downtown, an art walk including several locations, carriage rides and more. Downtown Paris Association Executive Director Kathy Ray gives the details on Sounds Good.

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Arts
3:29 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Market House Theatre Brings 'Young Frankenstein' to Life

From Mel Brooks and the creators of the Broadway hit The Producers comes the musical monster comedy, Young Frankenstein. It's a re-imagining of  the classic comedic film, featuring songs like "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend," and "Puttin' on the Ritz." On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Market House Theatre director Michael Cochran talks about all of the components unearthed to bring this musical to life.

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Arts
10:39 am
Tue June 3, 2014

[UPDATE: Preview on Sounds Good] Live Broadcast from Pennington Folk Fest

UPDATE: Kate Lochte speaks with festival organizer Stacy Menser about the Pennington Folk Festival and the Rhonda Vincent Concert on Sounds Good:

We're broadcasting live from the Pennington Folk Festival!

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Culture
2:51 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Calloway Co. Choir Singers Come Together for Kickoff, Christmas Concert

The Murray Mass Christian Choir held its kickoff preview performance on Sunday, June 1 at Westside Baptist Church. The choir features singers in choirs from across the Calloway County area. Westside Baptist's Minister of Music Mike Crook stops by Sounds Good to talk about the professionally produced Christmas CD and the live performance at Lovett Auditorium in December, with proceeds benefiting local charities.

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Environment
2:39 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Western Kentucky Horse Owners Unite at MSU Equine Expo

Murray State's Hutson School of Agriculture teams up with the University of Kentucky agriculture equine program to host A Western Kentucky Equine Farm and Facilities Expo this week Murray State University. The event is open to anyone involved with horses or interested in them. Barn Manager Alysia Conover joins Sounds Good today to talk about the the expo and shares some insight into Murray State's Equine Center.

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Arts
12:57 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Frankie Avalon Performs for Paducah Tilghman Class of '64 Reunion

If you grew up between the late 50s and mid 60s, you may have had a teenage crush on Frankie Avalon. In 1959, his hit singles "Venus"  and "Why" topped the Billboard charts. In the 60s, he appeared in several "beach party" films with Annette Funicello. And later, descended the stairs singing "Beauty School Dropout" in the 1978 film Grease. Paducah Tilghman Class of '64 hosts Avalon in concert for its 50th Reunion at the Carson Center tomorrow (May 30). On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Frankie Avalon ahead of his performance.

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Arts
11:50 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Kentucky Arts Council Seeks Your Input in Shaping Future of Arts in Commonwealth

Kentucky Arts Council's executive director Lori Meadows visits Sounds Good to talk about the Council's efforts this summer to get younger people involved in its creative industries study and strategic plan. These are two surveys on their site, which seek input in shaping the future of arts in the Commonwealth, from classical arts to folk and traditional arts in all disciplines. 

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