Rock & Roots

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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.

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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.

I've basically stopped going to concerts. For me, this is kind of like I've stopped eating or sleeping. If you're looking for me these days, you can find me at my computer, watching musicians play their heart out for a chance to perform at NPR's Tiny Desk. After six busy weeks, the Tiny Desk Concert Contest eligibility period is now closed, and we've moved on to the next stage: judging.

FIRST WAVE OF 2015 FORECASTLE FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED
 
MY MORNING JACKET RETURNS WITH SAM SMITH,
WIDESPREAD PANIC, MODEST MOUSE
 
Cage the Elephant, Houndmouth, TWEEDY, Tallest Man On Earth,
Portugal. The Man, RL Grime, First Aid Kit, Desaparecidos 
+ Dozens More Round Out Initial Lineup
 

LISTEN TO THE MORNING EDITION STORY HERE...

Punch Brothers sing of distraction and isolation in the digital age on their new album The Phosphorescent Blues. While the group may look like a typical bluegrass band, the sound is all their own.

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VIDEO: Houndmouth - 'Sedona'

Jan 26, 2015

HOUNDMOUTH: "LITTLE NEON LIMELIGHT"

 Houndmouth is happy to announce their new album, Little Neon Limelight!

The record comes out March 17th, 2015 via Rough Trade Records. They recorded with their friend, Dave Cobb, down in Nashville.

HERE'S THE VIDEO TO THE NEW SINGLE... "SEDONA"...

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new Punch Brothers 'The Phosphorescent Blues'... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

Nonesuch releases Punch Brothers’ T Bone Burnett–produced The Phosphorescent Blues.

 

    

Who’s ready?!?! Mark those calendars because the 2015 lineup is headed your way in just a week on Tuesday, January 27! We can’t wait to share all we’ve got in store, and we think you’ll enjoy it too! Be sure to snag your weekend passes when they go on sale Friday, January 30.

Rock & Roots presents "The Thursday Album Showcase"... at 1PM every Thursday on 91.3 WUKY and wuky.org, we'll play an entire album all the way through... beginning to end. Up next Thursday, January 22... Paul Simon... 'Graceland'. Let us know what album you want to hear in the "Showcase."...

Listen to Rock & Roots this Tue-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new The Decemberists 'What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World'... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

LISTEN NOW: THE DECEMBERISTS COLIN MELOY ON MORNING EDITION...

NPR Staff...

Swimmin’ Time
One of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2014!

Check out their electrifying performance on Letterman last night—they absolutely crush it!

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