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

April 09, 2013

11:05 AM
Big Yellow Taxi
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : Big Wide Grin
Composer : Joni Mitchell
Label : Sony Wonder
11:08 AM
(Nothing But) Flowers
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Sand In The Vaseline
Composer : David Byrne / Chris Frantz / Jerry Harrison / Tina Weymouth
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
11:30 AM
My Maudlin Career
Artist : Camera Obscura
Album : My Maudlin Career
Composer : Tracyanne Campbell
Label : 4AD
11:34 AM
Along The Way
Artist : DeVotchKa
Album : A Mad And Faithful Telling
Composer : DeVotchKa / Nick Urata
Label : Anti
11:41 AM
I Don’t Do Windows
Artist : Jamey Johnson featuring Asleep At The Wheel and Ray Benson
Album : Living for a Song: Tribute to Hank Cochran
Composer : Hank Cochran
Label : Mercury Nashville
11:44 AM
Chase The Feeling
Artist : Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Album : Old Yellow Moon
Composer : Kris Kristofferson
Label : Nonesuch
11:48 AM
The Fall
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions
Composer : The Avett Brothers
Label : Ramseur Rec.
11:51 AM
All The Night Without Love
Artist : Elvis Perkins
Album : Ash Wednesday
Composer : Elvis Perkins
Label : Xl Recordings
11:54 AM
Face To The Highway
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Bad As Me
Composer : Kathleen Brennan / Tom Waits
Label : ANTI Records
11:58 AM
Snowden’s Jig (Genuine Negro Jig)
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Genuine Negro Jig
Composer : Traditional
Label : Nonesuch
12:04 PM
Hold On
Artist : Alabama Shakes
Album : Boys & Girls
Composer : Alabama Shakes
Label : Ato Records
12:08 PM
(Night Time Is) The Right Time
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : The Best Of Ray Charles
Composer : Lew Herman / Ozzie Cadena
Label : Rhino/Wea UK
12:28 PM
Heartbreakin’ Man
Artist : My Morning Jacket
Album : The Tennessee Fire
Composer : Jim Jones
Label : Darla Records
12:31 PM
To Go Home
Artist : M. Ward
Album : Post-War
Composer : M. Ward
Label : Merge Records
12:35 PM
Tweeter and the Monkey Man
Artist : Traveling Wilburys
Album : Volume 1
Composer : The Traveling Wilburys
Label : Rhino Records
12:42 PM
Mr. John Lee Revisited
Artist : Marissa Nadler
Album : Self Titled
Composer : Marissa Nadler
Label : Box of Cedar
12:47 PM
Stepdaughter
Artist : Califone
Album : Quicksand/Cradlesnakes
Composer : Tim Rutili
Label : Thrill Jockey
12:50 PM
Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
Artist : U2
Album : All That You Can't Leave Behind
Composer : Adam Clayton / Bono / Larry Mullen, Jr. / The Edge
Label : Interscope Records
12:55 PM
Po’ Black Sheep
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Composer : Traditional
Label : Nonesuch

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Culture
2:26 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Dancing, Crafts, Food and Fun at the Hopkinsville International Festival

Credit Hopkinsville International Festival Facebook Page

On Sounds Good, we welcomed Yasamin Ausenbaugh,Director of Christian County Cares 2015. She outlined the events of the International Festival in Hopkinsville at the JEB Convention Center, March 15 & 16. featuring international foods, a global village, international performers from Indian to American, performing Tribal Belly Dance to the Nyama Drum Ensemble. The performers come from the Global Education Center in Nashville. Click here for more information about the festival.

Education
12:20 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Childrens Author Lin Oliver Comes to Madisonville

Lin Oliver Interview
Theo Baker Interview

Lin Oliver is the author of the Who Shrunk Daniel Funk series, and the co-author, with Henry Winkler, of the bestselling Hank Zipzer series. She is a writer and producer of movies, books, and television series for children and families. The co-founder and executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and sons. On Sounds Good, we learned more about the event in Madisonville with Lin and fellow writer Theo Baker. Visit her at linoliver.com.

Education
5:00 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Parenthood Project: Reading to Your Child

Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (left) with Dr. Sharon Gill (right)

In the second interview of the WKMS Parenthood Project, WKMS Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd interviews Dr. Sharon Gill of Murray State's Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, about the importance of reading to your child.

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Arts
4:56 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Folk Musician Peter Yarrow to Speak at Murray State

Joe Baust, Murray State professor emeritus, education, hosts Peter Yarrow of the famed folk group Peter, Paul and Mary for a 2 hour free concert in Wrather Hall on April 10 at 6:30 p.m. Yarrow travels spreading the word about his non-profit, Operation Respect, which works to assure each child and youth a respectful, safe and compassionate climate of learning where their academic, social and emotional development can occur free of bullying, ridicule and violence. Joe spoke to Kate Lochte about the upcoming event, during Sounds Good.

Arts
11:27 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Meet Jazz Pianist, Paducah Native, Jon Cowherd

Credit www.joncowherd.com

Kate Lochte continues our series of interviews with young people of western Kentucky who are finding success “out there” in major markets.  This time we meet a co-founder of the Brian Blade Fellowship Band, Jon Cowherd.

Pianist Jon Cowherd is a member of jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson's band, and his instrumental work has graced albums by the likes of Rosanne Cash, Lizz Wright, Iggy Pop, Marc Cohn, Mark Olson and Victoria Williams. He tours with Ms. Wilson, Rosanne Cash and also his Fellowship Band, which he co-founded with percussionist /bandleader Brian Blade with whom he discovered musical brotherhood while both were students at Loyola University in New Orleans. 

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Culture
9:01 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Western Kentucky Historian & Musician Featured on Sounds Good

Credit nathanblakelynn.com

WKMS hosts a special early-bird fundraising event with live string band music in Studio A for Sounds Good with Tracy Ross. One of the rotating hosts of Music from the Front Porch, Mike Gowen, joins in to introduce old-time string music of the Purchase Region with Nathan Blake Lynn and Josh Coffey, known through Bawn in the Mash and other groups. 

As part of today's special presentation, Nathan plays music from his historical music project titled The Places I Used To Know. The album features 10 original songs focused on Lynn’s experiences in the Jackson Purchase. All songs were written, performed, and engineered by Lynn at his farm in Heath, Kentucky. For more information visit nathanblakelynn.com.

See a video describing the album and a special fundraiser premium after the jump.

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Sports
3:51 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Racers Update with Neal Bradley on Sounds Good

On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross spoke with to "The Voice of The Racers" Neal Bradley about all things Racer Basketball. They caught up on the last couple of weeks of Racer basketball, specifically the last four games, and preview tonight (Thursday) and Saturday's games. Also, they preview next week's OVC tournament in Nashville.

Good Reads Kids
3:34 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Good Read: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage, a Newberry Honor Winner that School Library Journal describes as a hilarious modern day mystery, that leaves the readers hoping for sequels.

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Arts
6:29 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Werewolves, Cross-Dressing and a Singing Fool... Why It's Next Week's Murray Shakespeare Festival!

Next week, the American Shakespeare Festival returns to the Murray State campus to present Shakespeare's hilarious comedy Twelfth Night and John Webster's gripping tragedy The Duchess of Malfi. Check out the full festival schedule, which also includes an exciting lineup of workshops, film screenings, and stimulating scholar-led discussions at murraystate.edu/shakespeare. Festival organizers Dr. Barbara Cobb and Dr. Rusty Jones came to the studio to read some Shakespeare and talk about some of the more... interesting elements of  both featured productions.

Education
2:10 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Hopkins County Celebrates Literacy March 4-9

Credit hopkins.kyschools.us

The Hopkins County Literacy Celebration is March 4 through 9th. Schools are getting books written by Lin Oliver and Henry Winkler, as well as Linn Oliver and Theo Baker. Author Lin Oliver visits for a Chamber Hot Topic Lunch and there's a short story contest for students. Kate Lochte speaks with Patricia Wiles, Coordinator of Marketing and Media for Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, previewing the upcoming event.

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