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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of October 23rd 2023

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Brigitte Calls Me Baby (Impressively Average), Groove Galore Muzik (Night By Night), The Struts (Pretty Vicious), Cole Gallagher (The Ocarins Of The Tennessee), Dhani Harrison (New Religion), BADBADNOTGOOD & Charlotte Day Wilson (Sleeper), & The Black Crowes (99 Pounds)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues was a showcase of those hitting the falsetto with a show titled Sing High! Featuring music from artists and bands from Skip James, Prince, The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Curtis Mayfield, Andre Williams, & more! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was another mixed bag of groove! Featured music from The Ohio Players, Chuck Ray, Ann Peebles, Lyn Collins, The Meters, Patti LaBelle, Kool & The Gang, The Pointer Sisters, & 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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