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.

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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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Rock & Roots
3:19 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (March 17-21): The Robert Cray Band, "In My Soul"

  Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new The Robert Cray Band album "In My Soul"... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

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Rock & Roots
12:41 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Best of Bluegrass Reveals Initial Details

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Preliminary details have emerged about  a major Lexington music event.  Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has the details.

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Rock & Roots
2:17 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Finally! It's Spring... and it's the tadoo lounge! featuring Small Batch with Summer Smoke

WUKY presents Warren Byrom and Small Batch with Fork in the Road Mobile Galley Kitchen at 434 Old Vine in Smiley Pete’s offices.

tadoo lounge! on FACEBOOK... Tell 'em yer goin'...

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Rock & Roots
10:56 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Book News: It's True, Keith Richards Is Writing A Children's Book

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones performs in May 2013 in Los Angeles.

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is writing a children’s book. Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar is about Richard's grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, who encouraged Richards' musical aspirations. Richards plans to collaborate on the text with Barnaby Harris and Bill Shapiro, and his daughter Theodora Dupree Richards will illustrate it.

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Rock & Roots
9:26 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati Announces Additional Performers & 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.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW

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Rock & Roots
2:01 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

**Buckle Up Music Festival in Cincinnati Announces 2014 Lineup for Inaugural Event**

New Three-Day Music Festival Rolls Out Lineup and Daily Schedules...

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Rock & Roots
1:09 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (March 10-14): Pharrell Williams, "G I R L"

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new Pharrell Williams album "G I R L"... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

Listen to the FRESH AIR interview...

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Rock & Roots
7:27 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

FORECASTLE ANNOUNCES 2014 LINEUP

FORECASTLE ANNOUNCES 2014 LINEUP

OUTKAST, JACK WHITE, BECK HEADLINING

NEWLY REFORMED REPLACEMENTS + LOUISVILLE LEGENDS SLINT TO PERFORM

RAY LAMONTAGNE, BAND OF HORSES, SPOON, NICKEL CREEK, DWIGHT YOAKAM, TWENTY ONE PILOTS + OVER 40 OTHERS ROUND OUT LINEUP

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Rock & Roots
12:35 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (March 3-7): Beck, "Morning Phase"

Beck's new album, his first since 2008, is called Morning Phase.

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

Beck was recording his latest album when he encountered an unexpected hazard in the studio.

"I got bit by a black widow in the middle of this recording session," he says laughing. "I was in the hospital, and my arm was all swollen up."

That was only one of the indignities Beck suffered on the way to Morning Phase.

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