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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of January 16th 2023

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Tennis (Let's Make A Mistake Tonight), SYML (Believer), Altın Gün (Rakıya Su Katamam), Little Simz (Gorilla), The Commonheart (Hustler), Eric Bibb (Family), & Taj Mahal (Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues said farewell to many of the legends we lost in 2022 with a show titled The 2022 Memorial Show. Featuring music from Loretta Lynn, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Lay, Ramsey Lewis, Syl Johnson, Jimmie Johnson, Wilko Johnson, Mabel John, & more! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was yet another mixed bag of groove. Featured music from The Time, Aretha Franklin, Funkadelic, Johnnie Taylor, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Eddie Kendricks, & 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 Tiffany Pollack & Eric Johanson (Blues In My Blood), Benny Turner Featuring Charles Brown (Have You Ever Been So Lonesome), Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Ballad Of A Thin Man), Lana Del Rey (Did You Know There's A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd), Led Zeppelin (No Quarter (Live At O2 Arena 2007)), Florence + The Machine Featuring Ethel Cain (Morning Elvis (Live In Denver)), & The Arcs (Eyez)!
  • This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Pierce The Veil (Emergency Contact), Four80East (Cinco Cinco Seis), Dan Allen Crawley (San Andreas), Adam Melchor (I'm Ready), Hermano Gutierrez Featuring Dan Auerbach (Tres Hermanos), Tommy Roe (My Little Josette), & Larkin Poe (Deep Stays Down)!