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

May 01, 2013

11:05 AM
Ran So Hard The Sun Went Down
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Recapturing The Banjo
Label : Telarc
11:08 AM
Lucille’s Honky Tonk
Artist : Deadstring Brothers
Album : Cannery Row
Label : Bloodshot Records
11:12 AM
Guitar Town
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : The Definitive Collection 1983-1997
Label : Hip-O Records
11:29 AM
Willie
Artist : Cat Power
Album : The Greatest
Label : Matador Records
11:35 AM
I’ve Got Dreams To Remember
Artist : Delbert McClinton
Album : Best Of Delbert McClinton
Label : Curb
11:41 AM
It Hurts Me Too
Artist : Elmore James
Album : King Of The Slide Guitar
Label : Capricorn / Umgd
11:44 AM
It’s The Whiskey That Eases The Pain
Artist : Darrell Scott
Album : Aloha From Nashville
Label : Sugarhill
11:49 AM
All The Money I Had Is Gone
Artist : The Deep Dark Woods
Album : Winter Hours
Label : Black Hen Music
11:53 AM
Take Five
Artist : String Cheese Incident
Album : Carnival '99
Label : SCI Fidelity Records
12:05 PM
Houston, TX
Artist : Deer Tick
Album : Born On Flag Day
Label : Partisan Records
12:08 PM
Santa Fe
Artist : Eilen Jewell
Album : Queen Of The Minor Key
Label : Signature Records
12:22 PM
Born At The Right Time
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : Rhythm of the Saints
Label : Sony Legacy
12:26 PM
The Crane Wife 3
Artist : The Decemberists
Album : The Crane Wife
Label : Capitol
12:31 PM
Happiness
Artist : Elliott Smith
Album : Figure 8
Label : Dreamworks
12:36 PM
Heart (Things Never Shared)
Artist : Doug Martsch
Album : Now You Know
Label : Up Records
12:40 PM
Tame A Wild One
Artist : JJ Grey & Mofro
Album : This River
Label : Alligator Records
12:45 PM
Actress
Artist : Jim James
Album : Regions Of Light And Sound Of God
Label : ATO RECORDS / RED
12:49 PM
Nighttime/Anytime (It’s Alright)
Artist : Jim Guthrie
Album : The Believer, June 2005 music issue
Label : The Believer
12:53 PM
The Last Pale Light In The West
Artist : Ben Nichols
Album : The Last Pale Light In The West
Label : Rebel Group
12:56 PM
Moanin’ The Blues
Artist : Hank Williams
Album : The Original Singles Collection
Label : Mercury Nashville

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Culture
2:57 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Samfest Remembers Local Musician Sammie Crutcher and Benefits Charities

Chris Kerlick speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about Samfest IV, a memorial/charity concert for late local musician Sammie Crutcher. Crutcher played in a Samfest is at Hidden Creek Campground in Springville, Tennessee on May 25. This family event features music in the styles of bluegrass, country and rock & roll. Proceeds from this year's event goes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. See more information about the event.

Society
12:29 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Dietitian Laura Marbury on Healthy Eating and Fighting Weight Gain

Kate Lochte speaks with Laura Marbury, the Nutrition Affairs Program Manager for Tennessee and Kentucky about losing weight. The Southeastern Dairy Association is sending Marbury around Tennessee and Kentucky to spread her knowledge of nutrition including the fact that milk is a good source of vitamin D and how to fight the inevitable weight gain of one to three pounds a year. 

Environment
7:35 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Youth Report: Not So Fast, All About LBL's Turtle Derby

Earlier this month, over 16 million viewers tuned in to watch the 139th annual Kentucky Derby. To celebrate the event, the Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes held their own, much slower race: the Kentucky Turtle Derby. WKMS Youth Reporter Aaron Sikkel covered the event and sat down with Naturalist Aviva Yasgur to learn about how turtles contribute to the region's ecosystem. This article features the full version of the interview.

Special thanks to Aaron's mom, Claire Fuller, for coordinating the interview and taking photos. If you are interested in getting involved in the WKMS Youth Radio Project, check out our page with more info, here.

Culture
4:48 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Dueling Pianos Perform at Harrah's for Boys & Girls Club

Todd Anderson and Sam "Snacks" Hawkins of Leadership Paducah (Hawkins is also the Director of Operations for the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club) speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the OCBGC and the opportunities it offers Paducah area youth. Hawkins also performed some slam poetry. They also talked about  the Big Bang Dueling Pianos Band performing for a benefit for the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club at Harrah's in Metropolis on June 1. The event also features comedian "Kier." Doors open at 6 p.m., individual tickets are $50 each.

For more information, call (270) 556-0682 or email LPclass26@gmail.com. To learn more about the Leadership Paducah program, visit leadershippaducah.org. You can find out more about the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club at ocbgc.org.

Culture
3:35 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher Returns to Calloway County Public Library

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher returns to the Calloway County Public Library for a performance tonight (Thursday, May 16) at 6:30 p.m. According to the library's website, The New York based artist made his professional debut at the age of 15. He now tours the country, performing over 100 concerts each year. Tonight's event is free and will be in the Calloway County Public Library meeting room. Try to get there early, space is limited.

Arts
2:34 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Makes Their LowerTown Debut

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Paducah Symphony Orchestra Executive Director tells Kate Lochte on Sounds Good that this is the first-ever Symphony performance at the Lower Town Arts & Music Festival which occurs Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Stage. Admission is free to the Festival and there's no parking fee. Click here to see more about the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

Culture
2:26 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Paducah Carpenter Crafts New Life into "Upcycled" Items

Credit Patina in Paducah, Facebook

Over 50 guest artists will be showing their works on the streets of LowerTown, Paducah, and many of the resident galleries will be open extended hours during the Arts & Music festival there Friday through Sunday. As you listen to the upcoming interview with one of these artists, selected by jurors, you might want to log on to the website patinainpaducah.com. Their doors will open for you to enter the site and see the works of today's Sounds Good guest, Darrell Martin. See more interviews on our LowerTown page.

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Culture
2:13 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

James King and Band Play Cadiz Lakeland Jamboree

Credit thejameskingband.com

His voice is called lonesome, yearning, urgent and tender. Rounder Recording artist James King is 12 time and reigning traditional male vocalist of the year of the Society for the Preservation of Blue Grass of America. Singer of such hits as "Echo Mountain," "Bed By the Window," and "Thirty Years of Farming," James King and Band performs next Friday, May 17th at 7 p.m. at Lakeland Jamboree, 61 Jefferson Street, Cadiz. Mr. King spoke with Kate Lochte about his music and we'll hear that interview.

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Arts
1:43 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Carole Gordon Brings Equestrian Watercolors to LowerTown

Credit cgordonhorses.com

Utica, Kentucky, based watercolorist Carole Gordon is among 65 artists who will display and sell a variety of works at the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival in Paducah this weekend. She's a 2001 graduate of Owensboro Community College with a lifelong interest in painting and in horses. Ms. Gordon is an exhibiting member with the Kentucky Arts Council's Kentucky Crafted and Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.

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Arts
4:18 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

JD Wilkes of The Dirt Daubers Talks New Projects and LowerTown

Credit thedirtdaubers.net

Tracy Ross speaks with JD Wilkes whose band The Dirt Daubers are Friday night's headliners at the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival. Wilkes has a new CD in the works for The Dirt Daubers; he's writing a book on Kentucky Barn Dances; and he has a 7" vinyl record of 14 banjo tunes out now called "Kitchen Tapes." Click here to see more of our interviews ahead of the LowerTown Festival.

Click here to see the complete LowerTown event schedule.

See more about The Dirt Daubers.

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