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

photo provided

WUKY's Joe Conkwright talks with Elisha Holt with Francisco's Farm Art Fair. She talks about what to expect at this weekend's event in downtown Midway. 


The Railbird Festival, a new music festival led by AC Entertainment,  is proud to present its inaugural lineup! The Festival is coming The Grounds at Keeneland August 10-11, 2019! 

The Soul Sandwich - Mondays @ Noon / New Music Tuesday - Tuesdays 9 AM to 4 PM / This Year in Rock & Roots - Wednesdays @ Noon / The Thursday Album Showcase - Thursdays @ 1 PM / The Under The Cover Lunch Hour - Fridays @ Noon Edit | Remove

Join the Listening Party every weekday on WUKY for the Fresh and Familiar, and Suprising selections!

The week begins with the most delcious hour:

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.

Pages