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
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

Next WUKY Phoenix Friday is July 25 with Englishman, Small Batch & Saintseneca!

Join us for WUKY's Phoenix Fridays presented by Buckle Up Music Festival... 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. Live music under the stars downtown in Phoenix Park… produced by Downtown Lexington Corp... WUKY’s Phoenix Fridays!

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Rock & Roots
9:08 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (April 14-18): The Both, "The Both"

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo of The Both, whose self-titled debut album comes out April 15.

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

First Listen: The Both, 'The Both'...

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Rock & Roots
10:01 am
Thu April 10, 2014

A tadoo Lounge: soft and loud tadoo featuring Palisades w/Emily Hagihara

Link to the event PAGE...

Emily Hagihara (of Ancient Warfare and Chico Fellini) performs material from her solo project. First will be a short stripped-down solo set, followed by a full-band set with Severn Edmonson, Derek Rhineheiner, and Joe Drury.

Come one, come all. Bring your grandmother and some ear plugs. All-ages, all proclivites.

With Pizza Pi food truck!

Craft beer is a guarantee as is getting your ass kicked in pinball.

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Rock & Roots
9:04 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (April 7-11): Nickel Creek, "A Dotted Line"

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

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Rock & Roots
11:29 am
Tue April 1, 2014


  Jack White presents his new album Lazaretto, to be released June 9th/10th on Third Man Records. Lazaretto inhabits an exciting place in White’s expansive discography as the follow-up to 2012′s gold-certified international #1 Blunderbuss, and will be preceded by first single and title track “Lazaretto,” to be released later this month. While we await the debut of that first official single, listeners can experience a first taste of new music from the album and watch the video for new instrumental track “High Ball Stepper.”

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Rock & Roots
5:06 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Music Madness: WUKY's Sonic Showdown

March Madness meets... Music Madness!

WUKY is presenting the first Rock & Roots Super Sonic Showdown during our Spring Pledge Drive. We've created the bracket. Now it's your turn to vote for your favorite artists. It's easy - and a lot of fun!


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Rock & Roots
1:33 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

From Preacher To Grass Cutter To Earth-Shaking Soul Singer

St. Paul and The Broken Bones is led by singer Paul Janeway (front).

NPR Morning Edition Interview - HERE...

One of the hottest new bands out of Birmingham, Ala., doesn't sound new at all. On the new album, Half the City, St. Paul and The Broken Bones hits all the marks of a classic southern soul band, complete with a fiery lead singer. Speaking with NPR's David Greene, bassist Jesse Phillips recalls the first time he experienced the voice of frontman Paul Janeway.

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