Live Lunch


We welcome northern Indiana's Von Strantz to Studio B for a Sounds Good Live Lunch performance Friday, March 18 at Noon. The folk rockers utilize beautiful harmonies and eclectic instrumentation to create their unique sound.

Watch their live performance in a live webcast here, before they play at Paducah Beer Werks Friday night.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

We welcome back Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters this Friday at Noon on Sounds Good Live Lunch, at Noon. The southern Indiana singer-songwriter is kicking off a tour promoting their new album Midwest Heart/Southern Blues.

Hear Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters in a live performance from Studio B, March 4 at Noon! Watch the live webcast here.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Join us today for a special live lunch featuring Dr. Todd Hill and the Murray State University Jazz Combo!

Todd Hill was recently named KMEA 2016 College and University Teacher of the Year for his work with groups like the one we'll hear today. 

Watch the live stream here:

Courtesy of Great Peacock, Bandcamp

Our next Sounds Good Live Lunch features Nashville band Great Peacock on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. This group's duo-harmony heavy, guitar-driven sounds blend rootsy, folk-Americana with super-sized arena pop/rock. You can call them a folk band, "but don't expect them to make music for campfires or square dances" they write on their website. Hear them live at WKMS and watch the live video web stream here.

Courtesy of Saint Luke's Drifters,

Our next Sounds Good Live Lunch performance features Watertown, Tennessee "Rockified Country" band Saint Luke's Drifters, in Studio B on Friday, September 11 at Noon. They describe themselves as a band with deep hillbilly roots and a punk rock twist with influences from Hank Williams to The Ramones. 

Ryan Hartley

Western Kentucky based delta/folk band The Savage Radley are the opening act in our upcoming, free Live Lunch After Dark concert at Lovett Auditorium featuring Big Atomic on Tuesday, August 25. They were also the first band to play our Sounds Good Live Lunch series... But you knew that! Here are some things about the band you didn't know.

Caroline Bowman

Murray, KY - Murray State’s listener supported public radio service WKMS-FM hosts its first ever Live Lunch: After Dark free concert on Tuesday, August 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. on the stage of MSU's historic Lovett Auditorium. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Join us for our next Sounds Good Live Lunch featuring western Kentucky rural rock band Suspicious River on July 24 at Noon. Priding themselves on a narrative, storyteller style, Suspicious River's sound "floats on a swollen current of strum beats and guitar drums and is punctuated with the sounds of harmonica, saxophone and keys."

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

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.