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
3:00 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (Feb 10-14): Various Artists, "Sweetheart 2014"

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new album "Sweetheart 2014"... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

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Rock & Roots
2:38 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Broken Bells: Life "After the Disco" - NPR Morning Edition

James Mercer (left) and Brian Burton (right) of Broken Bells.

LISTEN NOW TO THE MORNING EDITION STORY...

After the Disco, ' second album, grew out of late-night conversations about what happens once you've grown up, or what happens after the party. The title phrase developed from band member James Mercer () riffing on melodies until he hit something that sounded like "after the disco."

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Rock & Roots
12:18 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Beck On 'Morning Phase': The All Songs Considered Interview

Beck's 12th studio full-length, Morning Phase, will be released Feb. 25.
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Rock & Roots
12:00 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (Feb 3-7): Lake Street Dive, "Bad Self Portraits"

Lake Street Dive.

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new Lake Street Dive album "Bad Self Portraits"... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

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Rock & Roots
1:57 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Folk Activist Pete Seeger, Icon Of Passion And Ideals, Dies At 94

A tireless campaigner for his own vision of a utopia marked by peace and togetherness, 's tools were his songs, his voice, his enthusiasm and his musical instruments. A major advocate for the folk-style five-string banjo and one of the most prominent folk music icons of his generation, Seeger was also a political and environmental activist. He died Monday at age 94. His grandson, Kitama Cahill Jackson, said he died of natural causes.

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Rock & Roots
2:11 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Angélique Kidjo Shares The 'Shiver' Of Hearing A Beautiful Voice

Grammy-winning artist Angélique Kidjo is one of the biggest names in African music, and at 53, she's still moving at the speed of light. Her latest album, Eve, is out Tuesday and includes collaborations with some fellow stars: , the Luxembourg Philharmonic and .

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Rock & Roots
2:08 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

David Crosby: 'Serve The Song,' Not The Self

David Crosby may have one of the most cherished voices in rock history, but it's rare for listeners to hear it alone. His new solo studio album, Croz, is only his fourth such release in more than 50 years of making music.

Asked how he chooses which songs to attack on his own, rather than alongside his longtime partners , and , Crosby says it's less a decision than an intuition.

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Rock & Roots
12:10 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (Jan 27-31): Arctic Monkeys, "AM"

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new Arctic Monkeys album "AM"

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Rock & Roots
3:00 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (Jan 13-17): Bruce Springsteen, "High Hopes"

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

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Rock & Roots
1:32 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

First Listen: Rosanne Cash, 'The River & The Thread'

It's tempting — and, really, accurate — to describe 's new album as a literary effort. The singer-songwriter is also a published author, and her last album, 2009's The List, was a writer's game: Its 12 tracks abridged her famous father 's 100-song lexicon of essentials, which he gave to his then-teenaged daughter as a legacy and a challenge. A set of originals, The River & The Thread features a similarly strong formal structure, but it expands where The List contracts.

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