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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Austin quintet The Band of Heathens have announced their new album Duende. The group describes how the inspiration for the song "came about from reading A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage, after a strange night out we had in a bar after a show. Some guy who was blacked-out drunk ended up pulling a knife and coming after us. Fortunately everybody made it out alive, and a seed was planted for the classic character who can't escape the call of the bars."

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NPR Music will take submissions between Jan. 13 and Jan. 29, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET!


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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.