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

November 05, 2013

11:05 AM
If I Am A Stranger
Artist : Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
Album : Cold Roses
Label : Lost Highway
11:09 AM
Time To Talk To Joseph
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : Memories And Moments
Label : Full Skies
11:14 AM
Call Me The Breeze
Artist : J.J. Cale
Album : The Very Best of J.J. Cale
Label : Island / Mercury
11:32 AM
Memphis In The Meantime
Artist : John Hiatt
Album : Bring The Family
Label : A&M
11:36 AM
The Charging Sky
Artist : Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins
Album : Rabbit Fur Coat
Label : Team Love Records
11:39 AM
Something Biblical
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Hands Of Glory
Label : MOM & POP MUSIC
11:44 AM
Central Time
Artist : Pokey LaFarge
Album : Self Titled
Label : Third Man Records
11:55 AM
Silver Sings
Artist : Caitlin Rose
Album : The Stand-In
Label : ATO Records
11:58 AM
Done Did It
Artist : Blackroc
Album : The Instrumentals
Label : BlakRoc
12:04 PM
Sea Of Heartbreak
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : Unchained
Label : American Recordings
12:07 PM
Where I Lead Me
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972
Label : Omnivore Recordings
12:10 PM
Stubborn Love
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : Self Titled
Label : Dualtone Music Group
12:25 PM
Watching The Detectives
Artist : Elvis Costello
Album : My Aim Is True
Label : Hip-O Records
12:29 PM
Viceroy’s Row
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Wise Up Ghost
Label : Blue Note Records
12:34 PM
Hello? Goodbye!
Artist : Lake Street Dive
Album : Self Titled
Label : Signature Sounds
12:37 PM
Good Lovin’
Artist : Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Album : Lickety Split
Label : Blue Note
12:42 PM
Can’t Get It Right Today
Artist : Joe Purdy
Album : You Can Tell Georgia
Label : CDBB
12:45 PM
Slippin’ And Slidin’
Artist : Justin Townes Earle
Album : Harlem River Blues
Label : Bloodshot Records
12:48 PM
Silver Dagger
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : Oxford American Southern Music Sampler
Label : Oxford American
12:52 PM
Jagged
Artist : Old 97s
Album : Fight Songs
Label : Elektra / Wea
12:56 PM
Age Of Consent
Artist : Grant-Lee Philips
Album : Nineteenieghties
Label : Zoe Records

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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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