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 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.

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.

Front Row

The New Pornographers At The Brill Building

Field RecordingsBenjamin Booker: Newport Folk Gets The Summertime Blues

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new album from Lucinda Williams, 'Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone'... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

By Will Hermes | September 4, 2014

By now, three-fourths of the way through The Beatles' sort-of-official 50th anniversary year, Fab Four fatigue is understandable. The past eight months alone have seen the Emmy-nominated Night That Changed America TV special (based on the 50th anniversary of the group's landmark Ed Sullivan appearances), the reissue of the American album catalog, an ongoing flood of increasingly repetitive books and the indefatigable 72-year-old Paul McCartney continuing his more-or-less dozen-year tour.

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

NPR  First Listen: Ryan Adams, 'Ryan Adams'

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