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.


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.


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

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

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Rock & Roots
3:00 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Rock & Roots Album of the Week (5/26-30): Nikki Lane "All Or Nothin'"

Outlaw Country Singer Nikki Lane Goes "All or Nothin" on Her New Album...

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new Album from Nikki Lane "All Or Nothin'"... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

By Rolling Stone’s Jason Newman

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Rock & Roots
8:47 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Jack White's 'Lazaretto': The All Songs Interview

Mary Ellen Matthews/Courtesy of the artist

Listen to Jack White on All Songs...

There's a stunning new album from on the way. Lazaretto, out June 10, is his second "solo" record, though the talented musicians who made up the male and female backing bands for Blunderbuss, his first album under his own name, have returned. This time around, the men and women are often part of the same band.

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Rock & Roots
10:17 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Festivals... Bunbury, Buckle Up, Forecastle, Bonnaroo.. DETAILS HERE...

Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati Announces Additional Performers and Daily Schedule for 2014 Event

Third annual three-day music festival returns to Cincinnati, Ohio July 11, 12, and 13 and will feature the likes of Fall Out Boy, Paramore, The Flaming Lips, Empire of the Sun, Young The Giant, Fitz and the Tantrums, Cage the Elephant, Foxy Shazam, Holy Ghost and many more.


**Inaugural Buckle Up Music Festival in Cincinnati ***

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Rock & Roots
11:21 am
Mon May 5, 2014

WUKY presents... another tadoo Lounge feat. Coralee and the Townies and Switchmen

WUKY presents Coralee and the Townies at the tadoo lounge with food by Fork in the Road Mobile Galley Kitchen at the offices of Smiley Pete Publishing... 434 Old Vine St.... this Thursday at 5:30pm

Coralee and the Townies are a Lexington, Kentucky based band of a genre they’ve self-defined as HONKY TONK SOUL. And it’s a fitting description, as the sextet whoops and weeps with traditional authenticity and contemporary energy, with Coralee’s husky vocals front and center and the Townies providing a righteous, raucous rootenanny soundtrack around her.

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Rock & Roots
1:11 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (May 5-9): Ben and Ellen Harper "Childhood Home"


Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new Album from Ben and Ellen Harper  LP, 'Childhood Home'... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

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Rock & Roots
11:55 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Buckle Up Fest: Full lineup & schedules announced

Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and Union Station, The Band Perry and Thompson Square are among the acts set to perform this summer at Cincinnati's Buckle Up Music Festival.

The three-day event at Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove unveiled the full lineup and daily schedules on Tuesday, packing many different American music genres, including country, folk, bluegrass, Americana and roots rock.


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Rock & Roots
6:10 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Just Fund Kentucky Presents "Gatsby, A Derby Eve To Remember"

On Friday, May 2, 2014, Just Fund Kentucky will continue last year’s tradition of throwing the best derby eve party that Lexington has seen since the days of the Madden Derby Eve Party with "Gatsby, A Derby Eve To Remember" on Manchester Street at The Grand Reserve.

Purchase tickets here (hors d'oeuvres and cocktails and dancing are included).

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Rock & Roots
4:10 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (Apr, 28-May, 2): Ray LaMontagne, "Supernova"

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new Album from Ray Lamontagne... "Supernova"... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

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Rock & Roots
1:09 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Listen To An Exclusive Interview With Run River North

The LA Based Rock & Roots group dropped by WUKY for a visit with Joe Conkwright to talk about their music, performing on Jimmy Kimmel's show for a national audience, and to play live music from their debut CD.

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Rock & Roots
8:49 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Bunbury and Buckle Up Music Festivals present... WUKY's Phoenix Fridays

Join us for WUKY's Phoenix Fridays presented by Bunbury & Buckle Up Music Festivals... every 4th Friday @ 5PM in June, July, August and September. Be at Phoenix Park for Lexington’s newest free downtown concert series... live music from the best local acts and exciting up and coming nationally touring bands.... great food and refreshments too.

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