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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of August 21st 2023

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Nellie McCay (The Party Song), Devon Gilfillian (Love You Anyway), Darlingside (Green Light), Tré Burt (Traffic Fiction), Rhiannon Giddens (Too Little, Too Late, Too Bad), Jungle (Back On 74), & Grace Potter (Mother Road)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues was an educational attempt to get us back in the routine with a show titled Back To Old School! Featuring music from Johnny Winter, Long John Hunter, Johnnie Taylor, Larry Williams, Betty Bibbs, The Kinks, The Average White Band, & more! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was a mixed bag of groove! Featured music from The New Birth, Bootsy Collins, Parlet, The Pointer Sisters, Betty Davis, Rick James, Candi Staton, & 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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