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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of June 24th 2024

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Wild Rivers (Cave), Cigarettes After Sex (Baby Blue Movie), Pixies (You're So Impatient), Cassandra Lewis (So Bad), Soccer Mommy (Lost), The Avett Brothers (Orion's Belt), & Mavis Staples (Worthy)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues focused on some vintage grooves with with a show titled Speechless Grooves & Mental Instrumentals! Featuring new music from Ernest Ranglin, Earl Hooker, Earl Van Dyke, Booker T & The MGs, The Ventures, The Ohio Players, & more! A full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was a mixed bag of groove! Featured music from Johnny Guitar Watson, Sister Sledge, The Brothers Johnson, Parlet, Gloria Gaynor, The Jimmy Castor Bunch, & 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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  • This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from The Wild Feathers (Sanctuary), Vacations (Midwest), Shovels & Rope (Colorado River), Clairo (Sexy To Someone), Brigitte Calls Me Baby (We Were Never Alive), Los Lonely Boys (Wish You Would), & Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Frogs)!
  • This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from The The (Cognitive Dissident), Donovan Frankenreiter (Gotta Believe), Belfountain (Through The Darkness), MRCY (R.L.M.), Snow Patrol (The Beginning), Teddy Swims (The Door), & The Fabulous Thunderbirds Featuring Billy F. Gibbons (Payback Time)!