local music

Does your band have what it takes? Submit your best original song by Sunday, March 1st at midnight, and your band could be voted among the finalists to perform for the grand prize.

Zach Ladd

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. 

 Aaron Potter is the guest on this week’s Something from Nothing. WKMS listeners may remember Aaron as a runner up in the 2017 singer-songwriter competition. The artist talks about performing live; including a humorous story about a memorable gig early in his performing career. He also recalls the moment he knew he wanted to perform music in front of a crowd.

The guitarist also talks about songwriting and ends the show with one of his originals.

 

Sam Hadfield Band, This Friday on Live Lunch

Jan 9, 2018
Laura E. Partain

Tune in this Friday at noon to hear Paducah based songwriter, Sam Hadfield and his band as they play songs from his new E.P. "Finders Never Sing The Blues."

MSU's Department of History will host its seventh annual ROOTS Music Concert at Lovett Auditorium, which will feature several award-winning musicians and Grand Old Opry veterans. Senior history lecturer, Dr. Ted Belue, visits Sounds Good to discuss details of the event.

Kasper Vogelzang/dianecluck.info

 NPR Tiny Desk Concert veteran and self-described "intuitive folk" multi-instrumentalist, Diane Cluck, speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good ahead of her intimate house show in Paducah next week. 

WKMS Battle of the Bands 2016 Open For Entries!

Jan 14, 2016
Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Does your band have what it takes?

Send us your best original song by Sunday, March 6 at midnight, and your band could be voted among the finalists to perform live at Maiden Alley Cinema for the Grand Prize. 

Halfway to Lower Town Fundraiser Event Page, Facebook

Halfway to LowerTown is a fundraising event for the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival this Friday at 7 p.m. at Paducah Beer Werks. On Sounds Good, Seth Murphy, Music Director for the festival and Shannon Vetter of Gideon's Rifle join Austin Carter in studio with an update on the event, what the bands have been up to and Vetter plays a new song, "Existential Blues."

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

With bands from Red Ember, The Legendary Shack Shakers, Bawn in the Mash, Solid Rock'it Boosters and many others, Paducah has a very prominent local music scene. This scene burgeoned in the 1960s, with bands like the Moxies, Palisades, The Paducah Dukes, Stormy & The Shandels and The Rivals to name a few. Todd Hatton goes back to 1965 with a look at the music scene of the day with Paducah native and musician Tommy Thompson and George Coryell, one of the founding members of the Moxies. Their single, "I Must Apologize" topped the Beatles on the 1964 charts in Paducah.

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."

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