Rock & Roots

Weekdays 9 AM - 3 PM

The Music

WUKY's Rock & Roots takes you on a musical journey of discovery through the latest and the roots  in Americana, folk, blues, indie rock, and much more. Rock & Roots also features live music and interviews with some of your favorite artists, from John Hiatt to Ben Sollee to Ani DiFranco.

Playlists

Wondering what song you heard? Call us at (859) 257-9600 or search our playlists below.

Audio / Video

Check out our archive of past performances.

Submissions

To submit your music to WUKY for airplay, please send your CD to:

WUKYc/o Mike Graves or Rusty Sharp
340 McVey Hall
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0045

You may also send MP3 copies to mgrav1@email.uky.edu

Submission of music does not guarantee airplay and CDs will not be returned.

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Rock & Roots
2:28 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

3!!! Featured LPs (10/27-31) Zeppelin IV & Houses of the Holy (Deluxe Editions) AND The Who Hits 50!

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from Led Zeppelin IV & Houses of the Holy (Deluxe Editions) & The Who Hits 50!... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

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Rock & Roots
9:08 am
Fri October 24, 2014

An Admiring And Unflinching Look At 'Mr. Dynamite'

Listen to the Story...

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans looks at the new documentary, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, featuring rare and never-before-seen footage. The film premieres on HBO Monday.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Rock & Roots
2:03 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

Herbie Hancock's new memoir is titled Possibilities.
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Rock & Roots
12:45 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

'Season Of The Witch' Shines A (Black)Light On The Occult In Rock

Season of the Witch - How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll... by Peter Bebergal... Hardcover, 252 pages

Rock 'n' roll was built on rebellion, but too often today, that's about as deep as the conversation goes — especially now that rock is so completely woven into the mainstream, it's hard to imagine a time when it wasn't pop-culture wallpaper.

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Rock & Roots
4:51 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

NPR Music - First Listen: The Flaming Lips, 'With A Little Help From My Fwends'

The Flaming Lips' new album, With A Little Help From My Fwends, comes out Oct. 28.
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Rock & Roots
3:25 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

All Songs TV - Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, 'Vessel'

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Rock & Roots
4:00 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (October 20-24): 'Indian Ocean' by Frazey Ford

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new Frazey Ford CD - 'Indian Ocean'... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

Frazey Ford On World Cafe...

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Rock & Roots
9:50 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Angaleena Presley And The Country Song As Documentary

Angaleena Presley's new album, American Middle Class, comes out Oct. 14.

Weekend Edition Saturday...

The temptation when confronting a serious problem is to either cry it out or laugh it off. This is true in country music, as in life. Even the greatest songs about heavy subjects either diffuse the tension with jokes or go entirely maudlin, providing catharsis without true clarity. Angaleena Presley, though, tackles the hard stuff head on.

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Rock & Roots
2:47 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (October 13-17): 'Hozier' by Hozier

'Hozier' is the eponymous debut studio album from Irish singer-songwriter Hozier.

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new self-titled Hozier CD... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

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Rock & Roots
8:27 am
Thu October 9, 2014

The Dream Of Ridiculous Men... U2

The music on U2's new album, Songs of Innocence, reaches back toward the moment when the band was first building an audience. Courtesy of the artist

The last short story Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote is about being seriously ridiculous. In "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man," an intellectual prone to existentialist despair is saved from suicide when, in a vision, he discovers a parallel planet where humanity has never sinned. "It was like being in love with each other, but an all-embracing, universal feeling," he tells the reader. This contact with Eden reinvigorates him, but then, during a playful moment, he teaches the planet's innocents how to deceive each other — and this leads to a catastrophic, Biblical fall.

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