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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of April 1st 2024

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Better Than Ezra (Live A Little), Chris Kasper (Shuffle On Through), French Cassettes (White Noise), Travis (Gaslight), Silverada (Anywhere But Here), Hurray For The Riff Raff (Hawkmoon), & Eels (Goldy)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues celebrated the birth of Soul music with a show titled The Old Time Gospel Train! Featuring music from The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Trumpeteers, Five Blind Boys Of Alabama, Mahalia Jackson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, & more! A full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was a mixed bag of groove! Featured music from Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, Donna Summer, Bernard Wright, Lakeside, Tina Turner, Lenny Williams, Aurra, & 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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