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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of April 17th 2023

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Fruit Bats (Rushin' River Valley), Temples (Afterlife), The South Austin Moonlighters (Make A Livin), Talk (Afraid Of The Dark), The National (New Order T-Shirt), & Nick Waterhouse ((No) Commitment)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues took a journey across the musical map with show titled Spreading Rhythm Around. Featuring music from Oscar Alemán, Django Reinhardt, The Dominoes, Smiley Lewis, Wynonie Harris, Toots & The Maytals, & more! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show celebrated what would have been the 73rd Birthday of the late great Eddie Hazel! Featuring music from Eddie's time with Parliament, Funkadelic, Ruth Copeland, & 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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