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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of May 27th 2024

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This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Will Kimbrough (The Other Side), The Dip (Doing The Thing), The Red Clay Strays (Wanna Be Loved), Mark Knopfler (Bad Day For A Knife Thrower), Greensky Bluegrass Featuring Holly Bowling (Born Again), Shelby Lynne (Over And Over), & Billie Eilish (L'amour de Ma Vie)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues was a special mix for Memorial Day with a show titled Party Time!  Featuring music from Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Kurtis Blow, Wanda Jackson, ZZ Top, Captain Beefheart, Fishbone, The GAP Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, & more! A full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was yet another mixed bag of groove! Featured music from Keith Barrow, Tower of Power, Dexter Wansel, Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan, The Emotions, Graham Central Station, Deniece Williams, The Jones Girls & more! The 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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