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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of January 8th 2024

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Dylan LeBlanc (Let It Rain), Luna (Satellite Of Love), Matt The Electrician (Human Echo), JJ Grey & Mofro (Wonderland), Matthew Logan Vasquez (Blue Eyes), Letters Of Acceptance (Foxhole Hideaway), & Black Pumas (Ice Cream (Pay Phone))!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues was a tribute to the giants we lost in the past year with the 2023 Memorial Show! Featuring music from Jeff Beck, Les McCann, David Crosby, Denny Laine, Barrett Strong, Linda Lewis, Robbie Robertson, Gordon Lightfoot & more! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show celebrated the life and musical legacy of Lucius Tawl "Tal" Ross, the original rhythm guitarist for Funkadelic who passed away on January 3rd 2023 at the age of 75. Featured music from his time with P-Funk & more! The full episode 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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