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

11:05 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
5:26 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

ROMP Music Fest Returns to Owensboro

Punch Brothers

On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross welcomes ROMP Team member Chris Langdon of the International Bluegrass Music Museum to talk about this year's music festival. Be listening for the fabulous music lineup including The Punch Brothers, Merle Haggard,  Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and many others, at ROMP next Wednesday through Saturday in Owensboro’s Yellow Springs Park. Tickets are $45 for a single day, or $135 for the weekend. See more at RompFest.com.

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

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