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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of May 16th 2022

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Sarah Shook & The Disarmers (I Got This), Metric (All Come Crashing), Eli Paperboy Reed (Workingman Blues), Tank & The Bangas (No ID), Dr. John Featuring Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real (I Walk On Guilded Splinters), Florence & The Machine (My Love), & Amythyst Kiah (Sugar)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues was all about the couples with a show titled Matrimony In Music: Power Couples! Featuring music from Richard & Linda Thompson, Paul & Linda McCartney, Johnny & June Carter Cash, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Sonny & Cher, John Lennon & Yoko Ono & more! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was another installment in the fan favorite theme, Unexpected Covers! Featuring covers from James Brown, Silk Sonic, Phyllis Hyman, BB King, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Queen Latifah, Ike & Tina Turner, & more! A full playlist can be found here.

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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  • This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Skunk Baxter Featuring Clint Black (Bad Move), Steve Forbert (Fried Oysters), Porridge Radio (The Rip), Bear's Den (Blue Hours), Maggie Lander Featuring Blake Jones (Lori's Song), Sofi Tukker (Summer In New York), & Wilco (Falling Apart (Right Now)!
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