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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of December 20th 2021

This week: Rock & Roots featured new holiday music from Billy Idol (On Christmas Day), Train (Shake Up Christmas), Matt Nathanson (Blue Christmas), Nat King Cole & John Legend (The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)), Billy F. Gibbons (Jingle Bell Blues), Amanda Shires Featuring The McCrary Sisters (Gone For Christmas), & Norah Jones (A Holiday With You)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues brought the holiday spirit with a show titled Holiday Sleigh Ride! The show featured music from Rufus Thomas, Tom Waits, Aretha Franklin, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, & more! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was a blend of groove! Featuring music from Jill Scott, Whitney Houston, Roy Ayers Ubiquity, TLC, Snoh Aalegra, The Commodores, Jon Batiste, & more! A full playlist can be found here.

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DeBraun Thomas fell in love with radio at a young age but only had interest in working in radio after learning Funk musician Sly Stone got his start in radio. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Thomas moved to Lexington in 2009 to attend the University of Kentucky and pursue a career in radio. Thomas joined WRFL in 2009 and through the UK school of Journalism, Thomas had 2 features air on WUKY. In October of 2012, Thomas began interning at WUKY and produced the Unghosting of Medgar Evers. In August of 2013 Thomas became a staff member at WUKY and since that time, Thomas regularly produces the weekly segment Local Music Mondays which highlights local musicians in Lexington. Thomas hosts the Crunkadelic Funk Show which airs Saturday nights at 9pm and also produced a documentary on the 50th anniversary of the March on Frankfort. In addition to producing and hosting a radio show, Thomas also explores his other passion as a musician in Lexington.
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