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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of July 10th 2023

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from The Damnwells (Without A Heart), Cary Brothers (Back To The Start), Barenaked Ladies (Lovin' Life), Will Butler & Sister Squares (Long Grass), Talking Heads (Cities), Natalie Price (Done), & Jon Batiste (Calling Your Name)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues was all about murder ballads, historical accounts, and folk tales with a show titled And So The Story Goes! Featuring new music from Aretha Franklin, The Raconteurs, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, David Bowie, & more! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic celebrated the Blues! Featured music from Jonny Lang, Koko Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Larkin Poe, Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, & more! The full show and 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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