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.

CINCINNATI (February 26, 2015) – PromoWest Productions announced today the 2015 lineup for Bunbury Music Festival, set to take place in downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove June 5-7. The festival will feature an eclectic lineup spanning three days and four stages.

Hear The Interview...

Forty years ago this week, Led Zeppelin released the band's monumental sixth album, the double LP Physical Graffiti. It was, as guitarist Jimmy Page himself tells us in this interview, "the mother of all double albums," with some of the band's most memorable songs, including "Kashmir," "Houses Of The Holy" and "Custard Pie."

Listen to Rock & Roots on WUKY to win tickets... and for songs from the new "Soul of Cash' EP...

Detail HERE...

"The Soul of Cash" Brian Owens and the Northside Sheiks with the Shangrila Horns celebrating the music of Johnny Cash in the most soulful way...

Brian Owens
The Northside Sheiks:
Willie Eames
Ray Smith
Lee Carroll
Smith Donaldson
Robby Cosenza
And the Shangrila Horns:
 

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, February 26... U2 'The Joshua Tree'.

Forecastle Festival Tickets On Sale Now...

Feb 23, 2015

Forecastle ticket info HERE...

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for songs from the new Elle King CD 'Love Stuff'... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

Stephen Thomas Erlewine - Allmusic.com

Listen now... WUKY's Weekend Edition Sunday...

More than 15 years ago, Roebuck "Pops" Staples started recording his final album with his daughters, Mavis, Cleotha and Yvonne of the gospel-R&B family act The Staple Singers. Pops was ailing, but his voice was strong.

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, February 19... Los Lobos 'Kiko'.

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for songs from the new Brandi Carlile CD 'The Firewatcher's Daughter'... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

Brandi Carlile will make her independent label debut on ATO March 3 with the release of ‘The Firewatcher’s Daughter.’  The album explodes with energy, urgency and pristine harmonies and represents the start of a fresh chapter for Carlile and her longtime collaborators Tim and Phil Hanseroth, also known as “The Twins.”

Listen to the WUKY Morning Edition Story HERE...

When singer-songwriter Josh Tillman started on his latest album, he set out to write honestly about love and intimacy.

"The things that emerge in true intimacy can be fairly brutal," he says, adding a joke: "That's why it's a metal album."

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