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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of June 12th 2023

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Michael Franti & Spearhead (Big Big Love), Tofusmell (Basil Noodles), Noah Kahan (Dial Drunk), Briston Maroney (Body), Margaret Glaspy (Act Natural), Christine And The Queens (A Day In The Water), & Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (When We Were Close)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues celebrated the changing of the season with a show titled Ode To The Summer! Featuring new music from Lou Rawls, BB King, Jethro Tull, The Yardbirds, Richie Havens, Etta James, Santana, The Isley Brothers, The Dave Clark Five, & more! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was a tribute to the life and legacy of Breonna Taylor in the week that would have been her 30th birthday. Featured music from Beyoncé Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Tyler Childers, Danielle Brooks, Anderson .Paak, Tobe Nwigwe, H.E.R., Mary J. Blige, & 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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