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

December 11, 2012

11:04 AM
The Boy in the Bubble
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : Graceland
Label : Sony Legacy
11:09 AM
Vincent O’Brien
Artist : M. Ward
Album : Transfiguration of Vincent
Label : Merge Records
11:11 AM
Shake the Walls
Artist : Amanda Shires
Album : Carrying Lightning
Label : 101 DISTRIBUTION
11:34 AM
In The Midnight Hour
Artist : Wilson Pickett
Album : Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974
Label : Atlantic
11:36 AM
Guitar Slim
Artist : Guitar Slim
Album : Oxford American Music Issue #13-Mississippi Blues
Label : Oxford American
11:39 AM
Mean Woman Blues
Artist : Roy Orbison
Album : The Essential Roy Orbison
Label : Sony
11:43 AM
A Heart Like Mine
Artist : Dwight Yoakam
Album : 3 Pears
Label : Warner Bros.
11:47 AM
Stronger Than The World
Artist : Joe Pug
Album : The Great Despiser
Label : Lightning Rod Rec.
11:50 AM
Reconstruction Site
Artist : The Weakerthans
Album : Reconstruction Site
Label : Epitaph / Ada
11:53 AM
I Must Be Somebody Else You’ve Known
Artist : The International Submarine Band
Album : Oxford American Southern Music #9
Label : Oxford American
11:55 AM
Blues For Two
Artist : Zoot Sims & Joe Pass
Album : Blues For Two
Label : Ojc
12:04 PM
Hold On
Artist : Alabama Shakes
Album : Boys & Girls
Label : Ato Records
12:08 PM
Kingdom of Izzness
Artist : Dr. John
Album : Locked Down
Label : Nonesuch
12:11 PM
I Walk On Gilded Splinters
Artist : Johnny Jenkins
Album : Country Funk 1969-1975
Label : LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
12:17 PM
Slippin’ and Slidin’
Artist : Justin Townes Earle
Album : Harlem River Blues
Label : Bloodshot Records
12:28 PM
Emmylou
Artist : First Aid Kit
Album : The Lion's Roar
Label : Wichita
12:33 PM
Rollin’ On
Artist : Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
Album : All The Roadrunning
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
12:37 PM
The Bear
Artist : My Morning Jacket
Album : The Tennessee Fire
Label : Darla Records
12:43 PM
Early Roman Kings
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Tempest
Label : Columbia
12:49 PM
First Few Desperate Hours
Artist : The Mountain Goats
Album : Tallahassee
Label : 4ad / Ada
12:52 PM
Shotgun Wedding
Artist : Roy C
Album : Island 40 Volume 2: 1964-1969 Rhythm and Blues Beat
Label : Island
12:54 PM
Joy To The World
Artist : Sufjan Stevens
Album : Songs For Christmas
Label : Asthmatic Kitty

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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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