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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of July 4th 2022

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from The Mountain Goats (Training Montage), Paolo Nutini (Petrified In Love), Ceramic Animal (Tangled), NoSo (Honey Understand), Umphrey's McGee (Small Strides), Delta Spirit (Pick It Up), & Gorillaz Featuring Thundercat (Cracker Island)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues celebrated the music of Elvis Presley with a show titled Elvis Presley's All American Blues! Featuring music from Elvis Presley and songs performed by Albert King, ZZ Top, Ry Cooder, & more! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was a blend of all kinds of groove! Featured music from Parlet, Keith Barrow, The Jones Girls, Sister Sledge, Stanley Clarke & George Duke, Bernie Worrell & 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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