Beale Street Caravan

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Beale Street Caravan brings the authentic, soulful sounds of Memphis and the Mississippi Delta to a weekly, international public radio audience. Live, in-concert performances from contemporary masters of blues, soul, gospel, and rock n roll traditions. The program is hosted by Pat Mitchell-Worley and Kevin Cubbins, with feature segments from industry insiders such as Jerry Wexler, Bob Porter, Preston Lauterbach, and Robert Gordon.

Forty original programs are produced each season, allowing for 12 repeats.

The program is available free of charge. 
Beale Street Caravan is also distributed via Content Depot, NPR Worldwide, Australia's CBAA, Soundcloud, and available as a podcast.

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110 Pieces

Each week Beale Street Caravan takes listeners on a musical journey through the streets of Memphis and the crossroads of the Mississippi Delta with live, in-concert performances from true, authentic masters of blues, soul, gospel, and rock n roll traditions. Co-Hosted by Pat Mitchell and Kevin Cubbins, the weekly program includes live musical performance, commentary and interviews, and educational series programmed by artists, scholars, and music industry insiders. Now in its 21st year, Beale Street Caravan is a recent recipient of the ASCAP Deem Taylor Award for Radio Broadcast.


Pieces

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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have treasured local rock group, Dirty Streets, performing for “Don’t Let Me Down,” a livestream series during...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have the soulful sounds of Kortland Whalum in a special show, live from the Green Room at Crosstown Arts. Gra...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have a relatively new band from Memphis’ jazz-soul scene, KO & The Crew, performing for “Don’t Let Me Down,” a...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have soul legend and Fat Possum recording artist, Don Bryant, along with Memphis’ own, The Bo-Keys. Later in t...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have soul rockin’ Memphis mainstays, the Reba Russell Band. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be wit...

  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have R&B all-stars Streeter and the Tribe. The band is led by Memphis-bred drummer, Charles Streeter, who spen...

  • Added: May 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have the energetic sounds of the Lucky 7 Brass Band. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us t...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have blues fusion multi-instrumentalist, Ryan Lee Crosby. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have a special performance of Big Star’s ‘Third,’ featuring Jody Stephens and friends. Grammy nominated blues...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have a star-studded lineup, joined together for an important cause: to defend the integrity of Memphis’ drinki...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2020
  • Length: 58:30