Rock & Roots

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3:25 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

All Songs TV - Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, 'Vessel'

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Rock & Roots
4:00 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (October 20-24): 'Indian Ocean' by Frazey Ford

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new Frazey Ford CD - 'Indian Ocean'... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

Frazey Ford On World Cafe...

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Rock & Roots
9:50 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Angaleena Presley And The Country Song As Documentary

Angaleena Presley's new album, American Middle Class, comes out Oct. 14.

Weekend Edition Saturday...

The temptation when confronting a serious problem is to either cry it out or laugh it off. This is true in country music, as in life. Even the greatest songs about heavy subjects either diffuse the tension with jokes or go entirely maudlin, providing catharsis without true clarity. Angaleena Presley, though, tackles the hard stuff head on.

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Rock & Roots
2:47 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (October 13-17): 'Hozier' by Hozier

'Hozier' is the eponymous debut studio album from Irish singer-songwriter Hozier.

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new self-titled Hozier CD... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

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Rock & Roots
8:27 am
Thu October 9, 2014

The Dream Of Ridiculous Men... U2

The music on U2's new album, Songs of Innocence, reaches back toward the moment when the band was first building an audience. Courtesy of the artist

The last short story Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote is about being seriously ridiculous. In "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man," an intellectual prone to existentialist despair is saved from suicide when, in a vision, he discovers a parallel planet where humanity has never sinned. "It was like being in love with each other, but an all-embracing, universal feeling," he tells the reader. This contact with Eden reinvigorates him, but then, during a playful moment, he teaches the planet's innocents how to deceive each other — and this leads to a catastrophic, Biblical fall.

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Rock & Roots
3:29 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

A Rock & Roots Exclusive: Robert Plant Live In Concert... IN PROGRESS...

Front Row

Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Live In Concert

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Rock & Roots
10:35 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Millennial Voters Are Paying Attention — So Why Don't More Vote?

Millennials are not getting much love from politicians this year.

The big reason for that is low expectations for turnout among young voters.

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Rock & Roots
10:16 am
Wed October 8, 2014

BBC Music’s God Only Knows in aid of BBC Children in Need

God Only Knows (BBC Music)

We've remade The Beach Boys masterpiece God Only Knows with the help of a few friends…

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Rock & Roots
11:45 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Song Premiere: The Lone Bellow, 'Then Came The Morning'

The Lone Bellow's second album, Then Came The Morning, comes out early next year.

Brooklyn's The Lone Bellow seemed to arrive fully formed: Its self-titled 2013 debut came stuffed with intricately assembled bundles of crowd-pleasing folk-pop, each more dramatic and infectious than the last. Charismatic, photogenic, endlessly hooky — The Lone Bellow has been the complete package since day one.

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Rock & Roots
10:13 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Paradise Waitin' A John Prine Hootenanny… presented in part by WUKY.

Paradise Waitin' A John Prine Hootenanny is presented by WUKY, Willie's Locally Known and West Sixth Brewery. On Saturday October 11, local musicians will pay homage to the great story teller, John Prine. Local acts will play 30 minute sets of their favorite John Prine songs starting at 6 pm from two stages at Willie's Locally Known. This event is all ages and benefits Kentuckians For The Commonwealth.

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