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
12:33 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Three New One-Act Plays at Kenlake Twilight Theatre this Summer

A vacation highlight of our region is Twilight Theatre Productions' summer season at Kenlake State Resort Park. It opens this Friday night and features dinner and three new one-act plays by New Yorker Charles Messina, original works performed in professional production. There are Friday and Saturday night shows through August 2. Shirley T. Johnson is the sparkplug behind Twilight Theatre Productions. Her director is actor Charles Edward Hall, whose career started with Mrs Johnson and her husband Robert E. Johnson, for whom the theatre at Murray State University is named. Kate Lochte speaks with Charles Edward Hall.

More at the Twilight Theatre Productions website.

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Culture
2:50 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

A Preview of Murray's Freedom Fest 2013

Murray Tourism and Convention Center’s Executive Director Erin Carrico previews Murray’s Freedom Fest with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good. Freedom Fest kicks of Friday, June 28 with a street fair featuring vendors and a free outdoor concert by Matty McRee and Clarence Dobbins. Saturday's events include a parade, kid's activities, a 5k, and one of western Kentucky's largest fireworks displays. See more at TourMurray.com.

Education
1:38 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Kids Write Poetry & More at the Young Authors Camp

Young Authors Camp 2013 Group Photo
Brooke Lovett, Camp Director, Young Authors Camp

Last week, several children from across the region, between the ages of 8 and 12, came to the campus of Murray State University for the annual Young Authors Camp. These young authors practiced writing for fun in a variety of styles from poetry to fictional stories, skits, and more, under the direction of classroom instructors. For more about this year's Young Authors Camp, WKMS Youth Radio Producer Matt Markgraf speaks with Camp Director Brooke Lovett.

Recordings from the Young Author's Camp: 

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Arts
4:50 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

All About the Pine Knob Outdoor Theatre in Grayson County

We go to Pine Knob, Kentucky to meet Honus Shain whose Pine Knob Theatre, an outdoor show, has been running for 27 years now. He manages everything, including writing the plays. Tracy Ross speaks with Shain on Sounds Good about the history of the theatre, what's coming soon, and what to expect when you arrive. See more at pineknob.com.

Arts
4:41 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

What's New in "Variety! Music, Memories & More" at Badgett Playhouse

Grand Rivers’ Badgett Playhouse Director Bill Minihan joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about what’s new in his series “Variety-Music, Memories & More.” We’ll also hear about his work building school classrooms, completed in the Village of Vijolom II (El Quiche region) with the support of the Playhouse patrons. See a schedule and more at GrandRiversVariety.com.

Arts
4:33 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Paducah Photo Exhibition at The Yeiser

Photo by Chan Kwok Hung, "Fearless" - 2011 Honorable Mention
Credit www.theyeiser.org

Yeiser Art Center Director Josh White speaks with Tracy Ross about The Paducah Summer Festival Photo Competition which has grown from a fledgling contest to Paducah Photo, the region's most prestigious annual photographic event. The show is on display this Saturday through August 3. According to the Yeiser website, the competition provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit. See more at The Yeiser's website.

Arts
4:16 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Locally Produced Horror Film 'Lucid' Premieres in Madisonville

Tracy Ross speaks with PJ Woodside of Big Biting Pig Productions, announcing the world-premiere of Lucid, a new nightmare of a film that Woodside wrote and directed, opening Friday, June 21 at Madisonville’s Ballard Convention Center. Their seventh film features Bill "Leatherface" Johnson from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and tells the story of a woman with increasingly disturbing and violent dreams seeking help from a sleep therapist known for his controversial treatments. Her experience plummets her into the dark depths of her subconscious, grasping for sanity.

Trailer:

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Education
4:20 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

MSU College of Education Hosts 2010 Teacher of the Year

Credit www.sarahbrownwessling.org

Murray State’s College of Education hosts the 2010 National Teacher of the Year Sarah Brown Wessling of Iowa for its Harry M. Sparks Lecture Friday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m. Wessling spoke with Kate Lochte about her career, today on Sounds Good. See more about Wessling's work on her website.

Environment
4:15 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Celebrate Wildlife This Saturday at LBL's Nature Station

Credit www.lbl.org

LBL Naturalist John Pollpeter spoke with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good today about the 50th Anniversary Wildlife Celebration at the Woodlands Nature Station this Saturday. The event will have puppet shows, live animal demonstrations - including eagle encounters, games and crafts, and a special visit by Smokey Bear.  See more about this event and other happenings at LBL

Culture
1:40 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Enjoy Old-Time Music at LBL's 15th Annual Pickin' Party

LBL's Pickin' Party, an old-time music festival, returns to Land Between the Lakes' Homeplace for its 15th year, June 15 and 16. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nathan Blake Lynn emcees with performances by the Dixie Volunteers, Thomas Maupin & Daniel Rothwell, Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, Mark Dvorak, and more. Bring your own musical instruments to jam and perform, also bring your own chairs and blankets. See more at LBL's event calendar.

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