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

January 29, 2013

11:05 AM
Damn Shame (Memphis Mix)
Artist : Jay Farrar
Album : Thirdshiftgrottoslack [EP]
Label : Artemis Records
11:07 AM
Hit ’Em Up Style
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Genuine Negro Jig
Label : Nonesuch
11:11 AM
Rye Whiskey
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Antifogmatic
Label : Nonesuch
11:15 AM
Look Out Dog, Slow Down Train
Artist : Hackensaw Boys
Album : Oxford American Southern Music #9
Label : Oxford American
11:36 AM
Everyday I Write The Book
Artist : Elvis Costello
Album : The Very Best of Elvis Costello
Label : Rhino / Wea
11:41 AM
The Good LIfe
Artist : Justin Townes Earle
Album : The Good Life
Label : Bloodshot Records
11:43 AM
Black Sand
Artist : Jenny Lewis
Album : Acid Tongue
Label : Warner Bros.
11:46 AM
Daughters Of The Soho Riots
Artist : The National
Album : Alligator
Label : Beggars Banquet
11:50 AM
I Get Nervous
Artist : Lower Dens
Album : Twin-Hand Movement
Label : Gnomonsong
11:54 AM
Tennessee Pusher
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Tennessee Pusher
Label : Nettwerk Records
11:59 AM
Sixteen Tons
Artist : Pat Kirtley
Album : Kentucky Guitar
Label : Mainstring Music
12:08 PM
Pontiac Blues
Artist : Sonny Boy Williamson
Album : Radio Bob...
Label : Uncut Magazine
12:11 PM
Jimmy Rodgers Blues
Artist : Merle Haggard
Album : The Bluegrass Sessions
Label : McCoury Music/Hag Records
12:15 PM
Lost Highway
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : The Highway Kind
Label : Sugarhill
12:18 PM
Jerusalem
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : Jerusalem
Label : Artemis
12:33 PM
Come Around
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugarhill
12:36 PM
Radio, Jukebox, and TV
Artist : Jimmy Donley
Album : Oxford American Music Issue #13-Mississippi Blues
Label : Oxford American
12:39 PM
Jive Samba
Artist : New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble
Album : Low Blow
Label : MSI:GROVER
12:45 PM
Girl In The War
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Animal Years
Label : V2 North America
12:49 PM
New Slang
Artist : The Shins
Album : Oh, Inverted World
Label : Sub Pop
12:53 PM
Pale Green Things
Artist : The Mountain Goats
Album : The Sunset Tree
Label : 4ad / Ada

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Arts
3:51 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

"Pickin' for the Playhouse," Renovation Benefit at Murray Theatre

One of the region's first outdoor music festivals is set for tomorrow at Murray's Playhouse in the Park. Two PIP volunteers, Erica Mehta and Stephen Keene, joined Sounds Good to speak about "Pickin' for the Playhouse." Playhouse in the Park Community Theatre in Murray hopes to renovate its restroom facilities and lobby with proceeds from a bluegrass/Americana festival Saturday, April 20, featuring a bill of five performances from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. See more at the Playhouse in the Park website.

Society
11:41 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Rotary Club of Cadiz Fundraising for Community Youth and Seniors

Trigg County Schools Superintendent Travis Hamby with WKDZ General Manager Beth Mann
Credit cadizrotary.org

Please Note: We were only able to record the second half of this interview.  

Cadiz Rotary Auction Chair Dr. Shae Godwin updates us on the final day of the fundraiser seeking to raise $200,000 for the youth and senior citizens of Trigg County. Every year, Trigg County Rotarians raise money for youth and senior activities in the community, including the Trigg County Ambulance Service Toys for Tots, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Senior Nutritional Assistant Program, etc. Learn more about the auction and how to give at the Cadiz Rotary website.

Good Reads Kids
2:32 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Good Read: Dodger by Terry Pratchett

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 Dodger, by Terry Pratchett, a 2013 Printz Honor recipient for young adults that The New York Times describes as "a masterwork from a treasure and hero of a writer... that will delight you."

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Arts
2:26 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Turning an Old Church into a Spa in Market House Play "Hallelujah Girls"

Credit mhtplay.com

This weekend, the "feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia," are on stage at Paducah's Market House Theatre's production of "The Hallelujah Girls", a joyful comedy written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, authors of "The Dixie Swim Club". Yesterday, Kate Lochte spoke with "Hallelujah Girls" director Bonnie Daniels.

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Culture
5:02 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

PSO's Amy Sanders Previews the 2013 LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

The 2013 LowerTown Arts and Music Festival is just around the corner and Amy Sanders of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra's staff shares the rundown on the music line-up during Sounds Good. The festival runs from May 17-19 on 7th and Madison in Paducah. WKMS will be broadcasting live on the evening of Friday, May 17th. More information about that coming soon! Click here to see festival news and the complete schedule.

Education
4:56 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

NPR Morning Edition Co-Host David Greene Comes to Murray April 25

Michael Robinson joins us on Sounds Good. His winning Murray High School speech team benefits from a speaking engagement on April 25th in Murray that bring's NPR's Morning Edition co-host (and former Murray resident) David Greene to Murray. Click here for more information about the visit.

Arts
4:52 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

MSU Theatre Presents Irish Comedy "She Stoops to Conquer"

MSU Theatre presents Oliver Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer or The Mistakes of a Night" this weekend in Robert E. Johnson Theatre. The production is an Irish comedy by Oliver Goldsmith, about a young lady posing as a serving girl to win the heart of a shy young gentleman. Deceits stack up into hilarious twists and turns over the course of a single evening. Faculty director Matthew Crider previews the show on Sounds Good.

Sports
4:06 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

PADD's Emily Clime Previews Purchase Area Senior Games

Purchase Area Development District's Emily Clime joins us for the second hour of Sounds Good with information about the Purchase Area Senior Games, May 6th through the 10th, the first step in qualifying for the Kentucky State Senior Games in Frankfort in September.

Arts
4:03 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

MSU Director of Bands Previws 19th Annual Provost's Concert

Dennis Johnson at WKMS

Murray State University Director of Bands Dennis Johnson join us on Sounds Good to preview the 19th Annual Provost's Concert, this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium and includes guest trumpet artist Joe Burgstaller and a premiere of a composition by MSU's Dr. Michael D'ambrosio.

Arts
11:35 am
Thu April 11, 2013

AQS Co-Founder is 2013 Quilters Hall of Fame Inductee

Credit quiltershalloffame.net

Starting out with husband Bill as a publisher of books on collectibles, Meredith Schroeder co-founded the American Quilter's Society or AQS, and this year she is being inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame. They simply thought that quilts should be recognized as art. This notion changed both their business and their city. In late March Kate Lochte spoke with Meredith Schroeder to learn more.

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