Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Austin Carter
Tracy Ross

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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Arts
11:36 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Vietnamese Hand-Sewn Silk Embroidery at LowerTown

St. Louis based artist Don Tran demonstrates and sells Vietnamese hand-sewn silk embroideries at festivals nationally and is among sixty-plus artists at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival this weekend. His embroidery took a best in show this year at the Cherokee Triangle Art Festival in Louisville. Tran demonstrates his process at the festival and speaks with Kate on Sounds Good.

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Arts
2:39 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Steel and Stone Furniture Art Featured at LowerTown

Boston Mills double bench
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Joe Dumas uses natural Alabama sandstone and solid steel to create one-of-a-kind furniture, used inside or outside the home. He named his art business, Yellow Dog Enterprises, after his beloved labrador retrievers, not because of any political affiliation. Dumas is among 60 or more artists bringing their works to show, sell, and for some - demonstrate, at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival in Paducah tomorrow and Saturday. Yellow Dog Enterprise works are called mixed media in the Festival listing. Kate Lcohte finds out more with Joe Dumas on Sounds Good.

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Arts
2:28 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

You're Invited: LowerTown After Party at Maiden Alley

There's an after party this weekend and you're invited! Maiden Alley is teaming up with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and the LowerTown Arts & Music Fest coordinators for two after parties: Friday Night it's Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and FatBox; Saturday night it's The Duke of Uke and Red Ember. Showtime starts this Friday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. MAC Executive Director Landee Bryant-Greene stops by Sounds Good to talk about the headliners performing into the wee hours at MAC tomorrow and Saturday nights. 

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Arts
2:15 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Soul Dog Brings a Soulful Dance Party to LowerTown's Main Stage

Soul Dog is a Purchase Area-based band that performs soul and classic rock favorites from the likes of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Smokey Robinson, the Beatles, Van Morrison, David Bowie and more. They'll be joining the line-up of local artists at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival this weekend in Paducah. Soul Dog takes the main stage Saturday at 5 p.m. and the Harrison Stage at 7:30. Bassist Kevin Qualls joins Kate Lochte in the studio on Sounds Good for a preview.

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Arts
3:01 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Paducah Printmaker Demonstrates Process at LowerTown Fest

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Michael Crouse is a LowerTown-based multi-media printmaker, working in the processes of relief, lithography, intaglio, screen-printing, and monotype. He's exhibiting at the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival Friday and Saturday in Paducah. During Sounds Good we learn more about his setting up a press for demonstrations there.

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Puppies Sound Good
2:40 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Lil Girl

Today we met Lil Girl, a sprightly 7-week-old border collie/basset hound mix. She was very friendly to everyone who came to greet her at the station, even the mailman! Several remarked on how pretty her paws are. Lil girl is already very well socialized, currently living with a foster family that includes children and other pets. She is also up-to-date on vaccinations and is microchipped. She and her siblings are up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Hear the interview from Sounds Good:

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Sports
3:48 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Murray State 'Hatch Attack' Youth Football Camp

Murray State's Hatch Attack Summer Youth Football Camp is an opportunity for kids in Middle School and High School to learn the same skills that the Racers practice daily on the field. Kids will learn from quality instructors to become a more fundamentally sound football player. Kate Lochte speaks with Coach Chris Hatcher on Sounds Good about how to sign up for this year's camp.

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Arts
3:42 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

MSU Town & Gown Community Band Seeking Musicians

June 29, 2013 concert in MSU's Lovett Auditorium
Credit Murray State University Town & Gown, Facebook

The Murray State Town & Gown Community Band kicks off its third season. The band includes between 90 to 100 members ranging in age from high school to college students to regional adults, college students. Registration is open to community members and can get more information by contacting Todd Hill. Todd Hill stops by Sounds Good with the details and some music performed by last year's band.

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Arts
2:56 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

'Fourchestra' Brings Steel Pan Funk to LowerTown

Amidst an eclectic lineup of musicians performing at this weekend's LowerTown Arts & Music Festival is the Asheville, North Carolina jazz fusion ensemble called the Jonathon Scales Fourchestra.  Bandleader Scales is a graduate of Appalachian State University. He was the saxophonist before turning to steel pans in 2002. We meet Jonathan Scales and hear the Fourchestra with Kate Lochte.

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Society
2:01 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

KSP Trooper on 'Click it or Ticket' Effort

Kentucky State Police Post 1 Officer Jay Thomas visits Tracy Ross on Sounds Good fore details on the Click It or Ticket campaign across the U.S. and Commonwealth. The effort is to bring awareness to the issue of wearing seatbelts. Thomas says he'd much rather see people buckled up at traffic checkpoints than give tickets. Thomas says much of the traffic fatalities in 2013 involved victims who weren't wearing seatbelts.

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