Joe Conkwright

Rock & Roots / Joe's Blues Host

Joe Conkwright is a Leo...and hosts the 2nd half of Rock & Roots on WUKY - noon to 4 PM weekdays.

He was a long time  producer for Curtains@8!, and he still continues to interview creative, interesting people, and produce stories about the Arts in Kentucky and beyond .

He's also the curator and musical guide for Kentucky's longest consecutively running Radio Blues program "Joe's Blues" - airing Monday evenings at 7 and Friday nights at 10 on WUKY.

Ways to Connect

FIFTY GREAT ROCK & ROOTS COVERS FROM 2017

TOM JONES – “DONE SOMBODY WRONG” (ELMORE JAMES/ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND)

ROBERT PLANT & CHRISSIE HYNDE – “BLUEBIRDS OVER THE MOUNTAIN” (ERSEL HICKEY/THE BEACH BOYS)

TROMBONE SHORTY – HERE COME THE GIRLS” (ALLEN TOUSSAINT)

ALISON KRAUSS – “GENTLE ON MY MIND” (JOHN HARTFORD/GLEN CAMPBELL)

CHRIS PIERCE – “TROUBLE MAN” (MARVIN GAYE)

The newly appointed 2017-2017 Kentucky Laureate Frederick Smock joins Joe Conkwright for a reading of his work, and conversation about his love of nature, poetry, teaching and the mystical process of going to "where poetry comes from."

Joe Conkwright catches up with Eric Scott Sutherland, arborist and founder of Lexington's popular Hollar Poet Series.

Joe's Blues Archive

May 4, 2015

 

"DUST MY BLUES" - Joe's Blues - 11/22 and 11/25, 2013

Check out an exclusive WUKY interview with legendary harmonica wizard Howard Levy ahead of his Natasha's show in Lexington this Friday.

Jazz artist Marcus Roberts returns to Lexington with his his trio this Friday at the Lexington Opera House.

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