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
6:35 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Turn on, tune in and listen... to The Grateful Dead Hour tonight at 9...

Turn on, tune in and listen... to The Grateful Dead Hour tonight at 9... Mike Graves and Scott White will join David Gans for a special Fund Drive Edition... We'll feature "Wake Up To Find Out: Naussau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY - 3/29/90" Call 859-257-9600 or go to wuky.org ... pledge $60 (use the installment plan - hey, that's just $5 a month) and we'll set you up with your very own copy... here's the lowdown on the 3 CD set...

CD Details HERE...

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Rock & Roots
10:57 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Jeff And Spencer Tweedy On Making Songs Together

Tweedy's new album is titled Sukierae.

LISTEN HERE...

Sometimes when you make art, you can grasp the meaning ahead of time. Other times, the meaning has to reveal itself. That was the case with Sukierae, the debut album from Jeff Tweedy's new project, Tweedy.

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Rock & Roots
10:35 am
Tue September 23, 2014

First Listen: Kat Edmonson, 'The Big Picture'

Kat Edmonson's new album, The Big Picture, comes out Sept. 30.
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Rock & Roots
2:07 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Chuck Prophet: Care of the Night Surfer

Night Surfer, the thirteenth studio album for acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Chuck Prophet, will be released September 23 on Yep Roc Records. In advance of the release, the first single, “Wish Me Luck,” premiered today at WSJ’s Speakeasy. The single is also now available as an instant download with all album pre-orders.

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Rock & Roots
1:55 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Carl Newman And Neko Case On What Makes a Pop Song Work

Neko Case and Carl Newman of The New Pornographers say a great pop song opens your heart up and makes you want to hear it again and again.

LISTEN TO THE NPR MUSIC STORY HERE...

1619 Broadway is one of the most famous addresses in music. Near Times Square, nestled among the glass skyscrapers that have been built in recent years, the Brill Building is left over from a slightly older world. Recognizable by its golden art-deco front doorway, the building was the office for countless pop songwriters.

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Rock & Roots
1:14 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Video Premiere: Mike Doughty - "Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future"

Mike Doughty returned to the scene last week with the release of Stellar Motel, an album that features guests ranging from Jay Boogs, Hand Job Academy, Miss Eaves, and MC Frontalot to drums-and-sax trio Moon Hooch to longtime cellist/live foil Andrew “Scrap” Livingston, to Japanese rap star Kim Uhnellys. Check out the video for “Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future,” the first track off Stellar Motel. With its driving beats and banjo intro, it’ll be your first indication that Doughty’s latest is unchartered and excited territory.

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Rock & Roots
12:33 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

First Listen: Lucinda Williams, 'Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone'

Lucinda Williams' new album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, comes out Sept. 30.

NPR MUSIC: LUCINDA WILLIAMS FIRST LISTEN... HERE...

There's something wonderfully contrarian about Lucinda Williams ending one of her multi-year silences with a double album. In 2014, no one is supposed to have time to appreciate three straight songs from one artist, much less an entire album.

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Rock & Roots
8:28 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Watch A Sweet Little Butterfly Nearly Crush A Woman's Hopes And Dreams

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Rock & Roots
2:53 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

The New Pornographers At The Brill Building

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The New Pornographers At The Brill Building

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Rock & Roots
2:52 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Field Recordings Benjamin Booker: Newport Folk Gets The Summertime Blues

Field RecordingsBenjamin Booker: Newport Folk Gets The Summertime Blues

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