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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of May 15th 2023

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Son Volt (Sometimes You've Got To Stop Chasing Rainbows), Ondara (A Shakedown In Berlin), Elle King (Jersey Giant), Deer Tick (Forgiving Ties), Beabadoobee (Glue Song), Stephen Marley (Old Soul), & Dolly Parton (World On Fire)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues celebrated mama with a show titled Blues For Mamas. Featuring music from Nina Simone, Lightning Hopkins, Robert Palmer, Etta James, & more! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was filled with grooves from the 80's! Featured music from Jody Watley, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Midnight Star, Sheila E., Con Funk Shun, Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio, Aurra, Stevie Wonder, & 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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