Mike Graves

Music Director / Rock & Roots Host

Mike Graves took over as WUKY's music director in 2011. You can also hear him weekdays from 9 -  noon on Rock & Roots.

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FORECASTLE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES INITIAL 2017 LINEUP LCD Soundsystem, Weezer and Odesza Top the Weekend’s Bill Cage the Elephant, PJ Harvey, Run the Jewels, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, GRiZ
+ Dozens More Round Out First Wave of Artists Tickets on Sale Now via ForecastleFest.com LOUISVILLE, KY (December 6, 2016) – Embarking on its 15th year, the Forecastle Festival will return in 2017 led by celebrated dance rock legends LCD Soundsystem , alt-rock...

Listen to Rock & Roots at 10:50, 12:50 and 2:50 for songs from the Featured Album of the Week... 'Dawg Yawp' from Dawg Yawp... DAWG YAWP BIO: A Cincinnati duo made up of friends Tyler Randall and Rob Keenan, "might be one of the most original and intricately considered bands in cincinnati's musical history, " (Brian Baker, CityBeat ), and their path to Dawg Yawp was long and circuitous. Keenan began piano lessons at age 7, Randall picked up guitar at 9. They met in high school when...

Check out the Rock & Roots Spotify playlists. Rock & Roots Newest Songs... Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week... Rock & Roots Thursday Album Showcase... And be sure to listen Monday through Friday 9AM-4PM!

https://youtu.be/ZtEIuz71tEk Sting Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists, Sting has earned an additional 10 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy,...

Tiny Desk Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop...

Listen to Rock & Roots Monday through Friday (Oct 31 - Nov 4) at 10:50, 12:50 and 2:50 for songs from the new Van Morrison CD: 'Keep Me Singing.'

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June 20, 2016 12:01 AM ET Stephen Thompson The Avett Brothers ' catalog is broad enough to encompass jittery punk bluegrass, barren acoustic ballads about heartache and family, and stately folk-pop that borders on the orchestral. Along the way, brothers Seth and Scott Avett — along with bassist Bob Crawford and cellist Joe Kwon, among others, with production by Rick Rubin — have seen their star rise with the growth of Mumford ian folk-pop. But even as their...

The Record Company On World Café L.A. band The Record Company first connected over a John Lee Hooker album called Hooker N' Heat , on which the legendary boogie bluesman collaborated with Canned Heat. The guitar-bass-drums trio's debut album is called Give It Back To You. Hear the band perform songs from the record in the audio segment above, and get a look inside the studio in the performance video of "Off The Ground" below. Set List ▪ "Off The Ground" ▪ "Don't Let Me Get Lonely" ▪ "Rita Mae...

https://youtu.be/eE-bo7Nr5XU Review: Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop, 'Love Letter For Fire' Stephen Thompson April 7, 20167:00 AM ET It's been 15 years since Sam Beam released his first collection of whispery, low-definition solo recordings, recorded at home under the name Iron & Wine . Back then, it would have been difficult to imagine how many directions Beam's music would travel: Iron & Wine's records have evolved into lavish exercises in horn-laden Technicolor sprawl, while Beam has...

https://youtu.be/NpDYfkymaSE Review: Sturgill Simpson, 'A Sailor's Guide To Earth' What does the man who said "no" do when everyone around him responds with a "yes"? That's a question Sturgill Simpson had to ask himself upon embarking on his first recordings after his 2014 breakthrough, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music. That album, which showed a deep understanding of country's formalities while playing on the individualistic rebelliousness of rock and enlisting the emotional power of soul,...

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