Beyond the Edge

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WKMS Program Director and host of Sounds Good and Beyond the Edge Tracy Ross presents his list of top ten albums of 2015 in alphabetical order. Hear selections from these albums and many others his best of the year mix Saturday, December 26 at 8 p.m. on Beyond the Edge.

Leah Hutchison Toth

Wooden Wand (James Toth) performs Saturday evening at 9 at The Big Apple Cafe in Murray and live on WKMS during Beyond The Edge. Tracy Ross recently spoke with Toth about his relationship with touring, how illegal downloads affect working musicians, and his latest album, Blood Oaths Of The New Blues.

Tune in for a live broadcast from Murray’s Big Apple Café for“Sounds Good: Live From the Big Apple” on Saturday, February 16 from 9-10 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Wooden Wand, with Doc Feldman, mixes lyrically rich tunes, Americana, and soulful country. The live broadcast airs during Tracy Ross’ Beyond the Edge.

John Paul Henry, www.johnpaulhenry.com

Did you stop by our booth at LowerTown this weekend? We had a blast! Paducah-based photographer John Paul Henry took a bunch of great photos on Friday night, covering our live broadcast. Beyond The Edge host Tracy Ross emceed performances by The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, Tommy & The Oh's, and The Great Gatsby Jazz Funk Odyssey. 

See more of John Paul Henry's work at his website: johnpaulhenry.com

Jesca Hoop at Cannery Ballroom

Apr 26, 2012
Photo by Krisa Gibson

Jesca Hoop is a self-declared "Avapop" singer-songwriter. Raised in a northern California Mormon family, she worked in an array of professions (farming, carpentry, surveying, even a survival program in Arizona's mountains for troubled youth) before pursuing her music in 2005 while working as Tom Waits' nanny.

Her first album, Kismet, came out in 2007 and she has since released two EPs and one full-length album. She's toured with acts including Mark Knopfler, Elbow, Peter Gabriel, and Andrew Bird.