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.

Series

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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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Join us as we celebrate Memphis/New Orleans restauranteur (and BSC community partner) Karen Carrier's 15th year bringing great music and food to Mi...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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This week we have Shannon McNally in a performance recorded at the Levitt Shell in Memphis. She has a new record out titled “Black Irish,” produced...

Bought by KKRN and WTIP


  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have soul music legend and Fat Possum Records recording artist, Don Bryant. BSC Contributor Robert Gordon will...

Bought by KMRE-LP and WTIP


  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Luther Dickinson joined us to celebrate the release of his latest solo effort, Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook) Vol I & II with a foot st...

Bought by KMRE-LP and WTIP


  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week we feature Stax Records recording artist Southern Avenue in a performance at Loflin Yard as they celebrate the release of their self titl...

Bought by KMUW, WTIP, KMRE-LP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Imagine the greatest mixtape accompanied by the best liner notes ever. Join us for a listening session with writers from Oxford American magazine, ...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Mike Doughty is fearless. We like that sort of attitude in Memphis. The former frontman for the 90’s experimental juggernaut, Soul Coughing, contin...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WTIP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Castro Coleman, aka Mr. Sipp, was born in McComb, MS and has been playing the guitar since the age of 6. A Malaco recording artist, he was awarded ...

Bought by WTIP and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week’s episode celebrates quite an amazing collaboration of musical talent and genius. We are talking about five time Grammy award winner Robe...

Bought by Prairie Public, KMUW, KMRE-LP, WTIP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we have two jaw dropping BSC first timers. First up, rising star Gracie Curran. We caught up with her recently for a high-energy house-ro...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WTIP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3