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
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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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 ...