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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of November 27th 2023

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from The Last Dinner Party (Sinner), Sarah Jaffe (Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground), Kurt Vile (Cool Water), Ondara (Winter Depression), Toadies (Since U Been Gone), Björk & Rosalía (Oral), & J Mascis (Can't Believe We're Here)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues was a showcase of rare and live recordings from iconic power trios with a show titled Three Piece Power! Featuring music from ZZ Top, Rush, Stray Cats, Cream, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, RL Burnside, Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, & more! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was another installment in the series Unexpected Covers! Featured covers from Billy Preston, Tina Turner, The Dells, Anthony Hamilton & Jennifer Hudson, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Johnnie Taylor, Sylvester & The Hot Band, Mavis Staples & 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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