Rock & Roots

Weekdays 9 AM - 3 PM


Check out an exclusive interview with Run River North here.


Rock & Roots will give away tickets to The Avett Brothers live at the Louisville Palace. Listen all this week for chances to win the Beat the Box Office Giveaway!

Concert Info:

Thursday, Oct. 16th
Friday, Oct. 17th
Saturday, Oct. 18th
The Louisville Palace Theatre

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
2:22 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

David Bowie’s 100 Must-Read Books

Among David Bowie artifacts on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario this fall are handwritten writings, sketches, and over 50 original costumes, comprising what the gallery describes as an “interactive trip through Bowie’s numerous personae and legendary performances, highlighting his artistic influences.” In addition to the 300-piece collection, which was culled from thousands of objects borrowed from Bowie’s own archive, curators Geoffrey Marsh and Victoria Broackes have released an intriguing list

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Rock & Roots
1:39 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Graham Nash Has 'Wild Tales' To Spare: a FRESH AIR interview...

Graham Nash: Wild Tales/A Rock & Roll Life

Graham Nash first came to the U.S. as part of the British Invasion with his band The Hollies, which got its start at the same time as and , and shared bills with both groups in England. But Nash later helped to define a kind of West Coast sound, singing harmonies as part of . Nash wrote some of the most famous songs by the powerhouse group (who would add to its roster in 1969), including "Our House," "Teach Your Children" and "Marrakesh Express."

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Rock & Roots
9:00 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

What Makes Paul McCartney Nervous? from NPR's All Thing Considered


  Paul McCartney Plays for Stars in 'Queenie Eye'...

It's hard to picture Paul McCartney — one of history's most celebrated songwriters, a figure of incalculable importance to modern music and pop culture — fretting over anything, least of all filling arena seats. But as NPR's Robert Siegel discovered, a few circumstances can still make the ex-Beatle sweat.

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Rock & Roots
5:03 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Singer/Songwriter Sarah Jarosz Performs Live on Rock & Roots

WUKY plays host to countless musicians and artists.

You'll find an archive videos of past interviews and appearances HERE ...

Rock & Roots
12:09 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Todd Snider performs at Buster's Billiards & Backroom Friday, November 29

Todd Snider

Production Simple, Holy Carp & WUKY presents Todd Snider at Buster’s Billiards and Backroom,  Friday, November 29 at 9pm.

Tickets on sale September 27th at 10am through Must be eighteen to attend.

Buster's SITE...

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Rock & Roots
3:11 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Singer/Songwriter Beth Hart Performs "Chocolate Jesus" Live on Rock & Roots

WUKY plays host to countless musicians and artists.

You'll find an archive videos of past interviews and appearances HERE ...

Rock & Roots
9:20 am
Wed September 18, 2013

In Memoir, Linda Ronstadt Describes Her 'Simple Dreams'... the Fresh Air interview...

With a career that spans rock, pop, country and everything in between, knows no genre, only what her voice can accomplish. Her most famous recordings include "Heart Like a Wheel," "Desperado," "Faithless Love," and many more. But last month, Ronstadt revealed that she has Parkinson's disease and can no longer sing.

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Rock & Roots
11:42 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Arcade Fire: Reflektor

Arcade Fire pick up where “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” left off with its disco ball now worshiped by the Easter Island-headed masks of 2011′s Vincent Morisset-directed video.

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Rock & Roots
10:42 am
Wed September 11, 2013

First Listen: Elvis Costello & The Roots, 'Wise Up Ghost'

The new documentary Muscle Shoals recalls how interracial harmony in tumultuous times made possible a new kind of music. Leading African-American artists traveled to North Alabama — not exactly a place they thought they'd be welcome in the civil rights era — to jam with an all-white crew of session players. In little rooms near the wide Tennessee River, they perfected soul and anticipated Southern rock.

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Rock & Roots
9:34 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Moby Leads Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips to 'The Perfect Life' – Premiere

Moby and Wayne Coyne have officially released the highly anticipated video for "The Perfect Life." The collaboration track will appear on Moby's upcoming LP, Innocents, out on September 30th.

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