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 22, 2013

11:05 AM
Fifteen Keys
Artist : Uncle Tupelo
Album : Anodyne
Label : Rhino
11:08 AM
The Wild Hunt
Artist : The Tallest Man On Earth
Album : The Wild Hunt
Label : DEAD OCEANS
11:11 AM
Gravel Road
Artist : William Elliott Whitmore
Album : Ashes To Dust
Label : Southern Records
11:15 AM
That Kind Of Lonely
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
11:34 AM
The Bottle Let Me Down
Artist : Vince Gill and Paul Franklin
Album : Bakersfield
Label : Mca Nashville
11:37 AM
Won’t Be Me
Artist : Vetiver
Album : To Find Me Gone
Label : Dicristina Stair Builders
11:43 AM
Baby Driver
Artist : Simon & Garfunkel
Album : Bridge Over Troubled Water
Label : Sony
11:46 AM
Yan-Nah Mama-Loo
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal 1969-1973
Label : Legacy
11:52 AM
Ohio River Boat Song
Artist : Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Album : Greatest Palace Music
Label : Drag City
11:55 AM
You’re The One
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Magic Potion
Label : Nonesuch
11:59 AM
Tellin’ Me Things
Artist : Blakroc
Album : Self Titled
Label : BlakRoc
12:04 PM
I’ve Been Everywhere
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : Unchained
Label : American Recordings
12:08 PM
Keeper
Artist : Shovels and Rope
Album : O' Be Joyful
Label : Dualtone Music Group
12:11 PM
Achin’ To Be
Artist : The Replacements
Album : Don't Tell A Soul
Label : Rhino/Rykodisc
12:15 PM
Colorado Blue
Artist : Alela Diane
Album : About Farewell
Label : Rusted Blue Records
12:34 PM
My Moon My Man
Artist : Feist
Album : The Reminder
Label : Cherry Tree
12:37 PM
Never Wanted Your Love
Artist : She And Him
Album : Volume 3
Label : Merge Records
12:41 PM
Who Do You Love
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972
Label : Omnivore Recordings
12:48 PM
Long Way Home
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Orphans
Label : ANTI
12:51 PM
All Mixed Up
Artist : Red House Painters
Album : Songs For A Blue Guitar
Label : Fontana Island

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Puppies Sound Good
4:11 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Gus and Lola

Two very sweet puppies came up to the station today, Lola and Gus are shih tzu / boxer mixes, sister and brother, in need of a loving home from the Humane Society of Calloway County. Lola is the fluffy white one and Gus is the scrappy brown and white one. Even though they are only 10 weeks old, they are very friendly and approached every staff member, eager to be pet. Their foster mom says they are energetic and currently live in a house with a several large dogs and do just fine playing with them. They are estimated to be about 30 to 50 pounds when fully grown and are working on their house training, crate training, and basic obedience. 

More information about Gus

More information about Lola

For information on adoption, visit the Humane Society of Calloway County website.

Education
7:04 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Grammar Expert Jeanne Clements on the Verbal Education Training Tool

Kate Lochte speaks with a grammar expert, Jeanne Clements on Sounds Good. She’s the creator of Verbal Education, a vocabulary training tool for taking college entrance exams. According to verbaleducation.com, the program is a method utilizing mnemonics for vocabulary with high-frequency in SATs and ACTs. The methods include visualization, associative memory, morphemic analysis, and more. Clements has a background of 25 years as an educator and currently directs the Association of Language Arts Teachers of America and is Vice-President of Intstructivision, Inc. See more at verbaleducation.com.

Arts
6:55 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Meet Craig Felker, Christian Pop/Rock Singer with Hearts of Saints and Paducah Native

Credit www.heartsofsaints.com

Sounds Good welcomes Paducah native Craig Felker. Felker is the front man for the Christian pop/rock group Hearts of Saints performing on the riverfront this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. He speaks with Kate Lochte about growing up in Paducah, how his faith has played a role in his style of music and how music has strengthened his faith. The Christian pop/rock group, also comprised of Jason Killebrew, Jesse Grisham, and Joel Purdy, plays on Wilson Stage. The concert is free to the public. For more information on the summer concert series, visit paducahalliance.org.

Watch their music video for "Merciful God" below:

Society
11:42 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Watson & Robinson Collection Offers Glimpse into African-American History in Hopkinsville

Kate Lochte speaks with Louise Jones of the Kentucky Historical Society about the Watson & Robinson Families Collection on exhibit at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library. The collection features 27 handwritten letters detailing family history information and offers a glimpse into the history of African-American communities in Hopkinsville. A free community event, made possible by the Kentucky Historical Society and the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky, will be held July 20 at the library. Sessions include open-sharing sessions about the letters, and a special panel discussion on researching African-American roots. For more information, contact the KHS Reference Desk at 502-564-1792, extension 4460, or email KHSrefdesk@ky.gov.

Arts
11:30 am
Tue July 9, 2013

MFA Reading Wednesday Night Brings This American Life Essayist to Murray

Murray State's MFA Reading Series' fourth and final visiting author Davy Rothbart has achieved celebrity status for contributions to This American Life and for being interviewed by David Letterman and appreciated by Jon Stewart. This year a musical titled Found is premiering, based on Rothbart's decade of producing Found Magazine. He's also an essayist and memoirist. Some say he's a modern day Jack Kerouac for the rap generation. Rothbart presents Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Clara Eagle Gallery of Doyle Fine Arts on campus, a reading that's open to all. Kate Lochte asked Davy Rothbart about his work.

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Culture
12:49 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Celebrate Independence Day at The Homeplace

LBL's Special Events Coordinator Cindy Earls and Public Affairs Specialist Denise Schmittou join Kate Lochte in the studio to talk about special 4th of July events at Land Between the Lakes this weekend. At The Homeplace, attend events including decorating the house and dinner on the ground (bring a picnic lunch), raise the Liberty Pole and join Kentucky Statesman Henry Clay. Enjoy old-time music by The Dixie Volunteers, tales by Don Bailey, patriotic crafts, games, and refreshments. Click here for more information (PDF).

Arts
12:35 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Wicker Poetry Ponders Pop Culture Icons

The 2012 publication of "Maybe the Saddest Thing" gave poet Marcus Wicker more national attention. His earning the 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship brought him a $15,000 prize. He teaches writing at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville and reads from his works this Sunday at 7 p.m. at Murray State as a visiting artist in the MFA Summer Reading series. The reading is open to all in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery, sixth floor Doyle Fine Arts. Kate Lochte met Mr. Wicker by phone.

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Arts
9:47 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Daughter of the West Adds New Voice to Literature of the Region

Soft-spoken, wide-eyed author Claire Vaye Watkins packs a punch with odd, heart-rending stories set in Nevada and collected in the book Battleborn, which won the 2012 Story Prize, the 2013 Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.  It was also named a Best Book of 2012 by the San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Time Out New York and Flavorwire, and a Best Short Story Collection by NPR.org.  Last year the National Book Foundation named Watkins one of the "5 under 35" best writers.  Claire Vaye Watkins teaches at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and her reading for the Murray State MFA program this Saturday at 7 p.m. is open to all. Kate Lochte has conversation with the author. 

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Arts
9:37 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Summer Party at the Murray Art Guild

Sounds Good features three guests involved in the Murray Art Guild Party this Friday night: Ceramicists Wayne Bates and Cooper Levering, and Debi Danielson, the Guild’s Executive Director. They describe events and features at the party, including Fired Together: same clay same kiln different artists (Bates & Levering), musical performance by The Eddy Grove Trio, a monster draw rally, Empty Bowls Studio, the Cellar Door, art activity, and food on stick! See more at murrayartguild.org

Arts
4:18 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

MFA Reading Series Begins Saturday with Alumni Poet Larry O. Dean

Chicago-based teacher, poet, singer, songwriter Larry O. Dean is an alumnus of the MFA program and opens its summer readings program at 3 p.m. Saturday in Clara M. Eagle Gallery on the 6th floor of Doyle Fine Arts.  His latest book is titled Brief Nudity.  He tells Kate Lochte how being a Poet-In-Residence in Chicago Public Schools is good for his writing practice and shares a few of his "people" poems.

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