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 19, 2012

11:05 AM
Auld Lang Syne
Artist : Dean Shostak
Album : Crystal Carols
TrackNumber : 16
Label : Dean Shostak Music
11:05 AM
All My Heart This Night Rejoices
Artist : Various
Album : Midnight Clear
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Regency Music
11:08 AM
Brightest and Best
Artist : Jean Ritchie
Album : Kentucky Christmas Old and New
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Greenhays
11:11 AM
One Winter’s Night
Artist : Mark O’Connor
Album : An Appalachian Christmas
TrackNumber : 12
Label : OMAC Records
11:19 AM
Tea Chinese Dance
Artist : St. Louis Symphony
Album : The Nutcracker/Swan Lake
Composer : Tchaikovsky
TrackNumber : 15
Label : RCA Victor
11:22 AM
Winter, Largo
Artist : Amsterdam Guitar Trio
Album : Vivaldi the Four Seasons
TrackNumber : 11
Label : RCA
11:24 AM
Come Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
Artist : St. Michaels Singers
Album : The Hymns of Isaac Watts
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Kingsway America
11:26 AM
Christmas Concerto
Artist : Musica da Camera
Album : Corelli, Albinoni, Pachelbel et al
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Honest Linn Records
11:30 AM
First Snowfall
Artist : R. Carlos Nakai - William Eaton
Album : Winter Dreams
TrackNumber : 9
Label : Canyon Records
11:30 AM
O Holy Night
Artist : Edward Gerhard
Album : Chistmas
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Virtue
11:36 AM
Bright Morning Stars
Artist : Emmylou Harris
Album : Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems D2
TrackNumber : 4
Label : Rhino
11:39 AM
Simple Gifts
Artist : Dean Shostak
Album : Crystal Carols
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Dean Shostak Music
11:40 AM
Little Drummer Boy
Artist : Mike Richmond, Glen Velez
Album : Nomad Christmas
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Nomad
11:49 AM
Deck the Halls
Artist : Skaggs Family
Album : A Skaggs Family Christmas
TrackNumber : 8
Label : Scaggs Family Records
11:57 AM
Snowfall
Artist : Dan Fogelberg
Album : The First Christmas Morning
TrackNumber : 8
Label : Morning Sky Productions
11:51 AM
Carol of the Bells
Artist : Mark O’Connor
Album : An Appalachian Christmas
TrackNumber : 6
Label : OMAC

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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.

Arts
1:31 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

W.C. Handy Blues Festival Returns to Henderson

Credit handyblues.org

Tine to bring out your brightest and boldest Mardi Gras outfit! The W.C. Handy Blues  Barbecue Festival returns to Henderson's Auburn Mill Park this week, featuring music by The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, Janiva Magness, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, and more! The festival runs today (Wednesday) through Saturday, June 15. It's one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, and proceeds go to fund next year's show. Tracy Ross speaks with festival organizer Leslie Newman.

We're broadcasting LIVE from the festival at 8 p.m. tonight through Saturday.

See the full schedule and more at handyblues.org.

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