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.

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."

Listen NOW to the Morning Edition story...

Today we're thrilled to announce that the winner of the Tiny Desk Concert Contest is Fantastic Negrito.

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 12... Little Feat 'Dixie Chicken'.

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for songs from the new Martin Sexton CD 'Mixtape of the Open Road'... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

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Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new Steve Earle & The Dukes CD: 'Terraplane'... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

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
 

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