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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of February 21st 2022

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Mat Kearney (Anywhere With You), Trombone Shorty (Come Back), Jeremy Ivey (Orphan Child), Shovels & Rope (Collateral Damage), Courtney Barnett (If I Don't Hear From You Tonight), Sharon Van Etten (Porta), & Fantastic Negrito (Highest Bidder)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues celebrated the innovators of Soul with a show titled The Soul Masters! The show featured music from Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Johnny Adams, Al Green, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, & more! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show celebrated the life and musical legacy of the late great Betty Davis! 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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