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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of May 23rd 2022

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Houndmouth (McKenzie), Fontaines D.C. (Roman Holiday), The Afghan Wigs (The Getaway), Chastity Brown (Back Seat), The Black Keys Featuring Billy Gibbons (Good Love), The Police (Roxanne [Live]), & Diana Ross Featuring Tame Impala (Turn Up The Sunshine)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues celebrated the home town with a show titled Small Town, Big City! Featuring music from Bill Withers, Big Bill Broonzy, Gary Clark Jr., Tina Turner, The Black Keys, The Pretty Things, Jimmy Reed & more! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was an episode dedicated to the culture. Featured music from Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield, Jamila Woods, Syl Johnson, John Legend & The Roots, Eric Gales, Lauryn Hill, H.E.R., Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson, & 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 The Northwest (Shoreline), Tom Odell (Best Day Of My Life), Michael McArthur (Lady Luck), Ripe (Settling), Walk The Moon (Giants), Prateek Kuhad (Favorite Peeps), & Avi Kaplan (I'm Only Getting Started)!
  • 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)!