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
10:12 am
Thu December 5, 2013

All Songs Considered: The Year In Music, 2013

What defined music in 2013? All Songs Considered kicks off NPR Music's year-end coverage by humbly submitting the following themes for your consideration: The long-awaited return of legends. New favorites who arrived fully formed. The triumph of elaborate promotion. The sneak-attack album drop. On this special edition of the show, Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers for a roughly chronological tour through the musical high points of the year...

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Rock & Roots
7:28 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Results? The Albums Everyone Can Love

A while back (a long while back), Bob Boilen and I were sitting around the office, chatting like we do about music and life, and got to wondering: Is it possible to come up with a top ten list of albums that everyone can agree on?


Here's that list with the percentages included:

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Rock & Roots
4:40 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

WUKY's Joe Conkwright Interviews Béla Fleck

WUKY listeners are already well acquainted with musician Béla Fleck, but we thought you might like to hear the latest from the talented instrumentalist and composer.

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Rock & Roots
12:19 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Broken Bells Shares New Song, Accidentally Channels Bee Gees

Broken Bells — James Mercer (left) and Brian Burton (a.k.a. Danger Mouse) — are back with a new album. After The Disco is due out in January.

There's soon to be a new album from — the duo of James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) — and you're about to find out how it all came together.

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Rock & Roots
1:34 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Arcade Fire In Concert

Win Butler of Arcade Fire performs at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.

Hear the band perform highlights from its new album, Reflektor, recorded live from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.


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Rock & Roots
9:05 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Win Avett Brothers tickets on Rock & Roots.

The Avett Brothers' new album, Magpie and the Dandelion, in stores now.

The Avett Brothers return to Rupp Arena Saturday, November 23. Listen to Rock & Roots weekdays 9-3 for your chance to win tickets PLUS their new CD "Magpie and the Dandelion".


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Rock & Roots
12:21 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Arcade Fire On Its Brand New Beat from NPR's Morning Edition...

Arcade Fire - Live In Concert Oct 28 on WUKY.

Fans of might be feeling a bit of culture shock. The group has been called the world's most successful indie rock band — but its new album, Reflektor, explores the Haitian roots of band member Regine Chassagne.

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Rock & Roots
1:10 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Arcade Fire In The Throes Of Transformation

Arcade Fire on Saturday night in Bushwick. Win Butler on the left, Richard Reed Parry on the right.

Saturday's hottest ticket in New York City was to see a band nobody's heard of. The Reflektors burned through a fan-only presale, and tickets hit the secondary market at prices high as $5,000 — a hefty sum to see any band, much less a band yet to release its first album, in Bushwick's warehousiest corridors. That's like half a year's rent for that neighborhood. But the hype was real.

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Rock & Roots
12:31 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Arcade Fire - Live In Concert Oct 28 on WUKY.

Hear the band perform highlights from its new album, Reflektor, on Monday, Oct. 28, live from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles on 91.3 WUKY and WUKY.ORG beginning at 10 p.m. ET.


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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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