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Our next Sounds Good Live Lunch is western Kentucky collective, and 2-time WKMS Battle of the Bands semi-finalists, The Drunken Poets, on Friday, May 8 at Noon. Their songs are original and organic, with true-to-life subject matter and feel. Established through back porch cookouts and late night jams, the members of The Drunken Poets share a vibrant comradery both on and off stage. Delivering an ever-changing live show, the group will pull you in for a ride as smooth as a placid lake while still keeping an edge as rough as mountain life. 

Today we're thrilled to announce that the winner of the Tiny Desk Concert Contest is Fantastic Negrito.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Our next Sounds Good Live Lunch at Noon features southern Indiana singer-songwriter Nick Dittmeier. His alt country EP, Extra Better, earned him a nomination for "Songwriter of the Year" at the inaugural Louisville Music Awards.

Hear Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters in a live performance from Studio B, February 27 at Noon! Watch the live webcast here.

Update: YouTube link to Year of October's Live Lunch performance added

Our next Sounds Good Live Lunch features Nashville-based rock band Year of October. Phlecia and Josh Sullivan founded the band in 2010 while attending the University of Kentucky. With influences of The Black Keys, Wilco, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Norah Jones, they have bluesy vocals, strong lyrics and roaring guitars with a sound reminiscent of the 1970s. 

When: January 23 at Noon

Want to play a Tiny Desk Concert? Now's your chance: NPR Music and Lagunitas are holding a contest, and the winner gets to perform at my desk here at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Update: On demand video now available

Murray-based jam, funk,rock band Big Atomic plays our next Sounds Good Live Lunch, December 12 at Noon. With a versatile sound, Big Atomic ranges form pulsing dance to funky rock to smooth r&b. They released a self-titled EP last August and have since played in Murray and Paducah, looking to expand to regional venues in 2015. 

UPDATE: The video of this performance is now available on demand.  

Join us on Halloween for our next Sounds Good Live Lunch with Paducah-based indie folk band Red Ember. Formed in 2012, this eclectic band puts a focus on instrumentation and emotional vocal harmonies. 

Listen to their live performance in Studio B in the Noon Hour of Sounds Good on October 31. Murray State University Digital Media Services provided a live video stream.

Watch Red Ember play Sounds Good Live Lunch

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Nashville-based Dan Cohen plays Sounds Good live lunch on November 21 at Noon. The Murray native singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer has written songs with Jace Everett, Doug Powell, Bob DiPiero, Jeffrey Steele, Rodney Clawson, Dylan Altman and Matt King. He's played at the Grand Ole Opry and runs the record label Weston Boys. In his website bio, he says he also loves Thai soup.

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On Sunday, September 28th hear old-time river music with The Wheelhouse Rousters on a special extended A Prairie Home Companion 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Longtime friends of the station, Nathan Blake Lynn on guitar, Josh Coffey on fiddle, and Eddie Coffey on standup bass, play tunes from their new album (set to drop early October) of long forgotten songs gathered by Mary Wheeler of Paducah, as well as some familiar favorites.

Leonard the Band hails from Metropolis, Illinois. They have a groovy, eclectic sound combining the best of blues, jazz and alternative rock influenced by Neil Young, Bob Barley, Wilco, Bob Dylan, Spoon, The Band and Television. They were semi-finalists in our 2014 Battle of the Bands competition, submitting their song "Prescription Pills."

Watch the Performance:

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