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.

God Only Knows (BBC Music)

We've remade The Beach Boys masterpiece God Only Knows with the help of a few friends…

Song Premiere: The Lone Bellow, 'Then Came The Morning'

Oct 7, 2014

Brooklyn's The Lone Bellow seemed to arrive fully formed: Its self-titled 2013 debut came stuffed with intricately assembled bundles of crowd-pleasing folk-pop, each more dramatic and infectious than the last. Charismatic, photogenic, endlessly hooky — The Lone Bellow has been the complete package since day one.

Paradise Waitin' A John Prine Hootenanny is presented by WUKY, Willie's Locally Known and West Sixth Brewery. On Saturday October 11, local musicians will pay homage to the great story teller, John Prine. Local acts will play 30 minute sets of their favorite John Prine songs starting at 6 pm from two stages at Willie's Locally Known. This event is all ages and benefits Kentuckians For The Commonwealth.

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

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...

Jeff And Spencer Tweedy On Making Songs Together

Sep 25, 2014

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.

Chuck Prophet: Care of the Night Surfer

Sep 22, 2014

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.

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.

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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