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The Black Eyed Susans Kick Off the 2019 Live Lunch Series

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The Black Eyed Susans is composed of Melanie Davis, Kayla Little, and Stephanie Ray (left to right).

The Black Eyed Susans, based out of Murray, Kentucky, is the musical fusion of three distinctive, local songwriters. Using their multi-instrumentalism and traditional folk three-part harmonies, the Susans create a soundscape both familiar and unique. The trio will visit the Sounds Good studio this Friday for the first Live Lunch of the year. 

Created in the spring of 2018, the Black Eyed Susans combines the individual styles of local songwriters, Melanie Davis, Kayla Little, and Stephanie Ray. Primarily rooted in folk, the trio also draws inspiration from doo-wop, classic rock, and contemporary pop. As each member rotates from guitar, to bass, to keyboard, to percussion, the Susans layer three-part harmonies to create a simultaneously traditional and modern sound. 

Join Tracy Ross this Friday, January 11th, at noon for the first installment of the 2019 Live Lunch series. You can listen on the air, the WKMS website, or the Sounds Good Facebook page. Live Lunch is made possible by Murray State Digital Media Services, Just Hamburgers in Paducah, KY, and listeners like you.

For more information on the Black Eyed Susans, visit their Facebook page. 

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.
Melanie Davis-McAfee graduated from Murray State University in 2018 with a BA in Music Business. She has been working for WKMS as a Music and Operations Assistant since 2017. Melanie hosts the late-night alternative show Alien Lanes, Fridays at 11 pm with co-host Tim Peyton. She also produces Rick Nance's Kitchen Sink and Datebook and writes Sounds Good stories for the web.
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