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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of February 7th 2022


This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Brett Dennen Featuring Matt Nathanson (Junk Life), Uwade (Do You See The Light Around Me?), Hurray For The Riff Raff (Pierced Arrows), Toro Y Moi (Postman), John Mellencamp Featuring Bruce Springsteen (Did You Say Such A Thing), Eric Krasno (Lost Myself), & Jack White (Love Is Selfish)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues celebrated the life and music of Nina Simone with a show titled, The Nina Simone Gallery. The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show celebrated what would have been Trayvon Martin's 27th Birthday. Featuring music inspired by Trayvon from Jamila Woods, Beyoncé Featuring Kendrick Lamar, D'Angelo & The Vanguard, Janelle Monáe, H.E.R., Prince, Black Thought, & 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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