Beale Street Caravan

GroupAccount image

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

Series image
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

Piece image
This week on BSC we are at the Deep Blues Festival in Clarksdale, MS with a performance from Kenny Brown at the New Roxy Theater. Also joining us ...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
Piece image
This week we unlock the Beale Street Caravan vault to remember Blues legend, James Milton Campbell Jr. -- better known as Little Milton. You'll hea...

Bought by KMUW


  • Added: Mar 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
This week we feature Los Lobos in a live performance from "Stars at the Shell" at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park, Midtown Memphis. Interview with...

Bought by KKRN and Prairie Public


  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
This week the Caravan heads down the street to the Orpheum Theatre for the Finals of the 2018 International Blues Challenge. You’ll hear performanc...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
Piece image
This episode of Beale Street Caravan features a live performance by Paul Thorn from the Levitt Shell at Overton Park in Midtown Memphis. Also on th...

Bought by Prairie Public


  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
To blues lovers around the globe, The Juke Joint Duo -- Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm -- embodied the spirit of North Mississippi Hill Coun...

Bought by KKRN


  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
This week we feature St. Paul & The Broken Bones in a performance at the 2017 Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, and Dr. Barbara Ching begins a new...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
Piece image
This week on BSC we go back in the archives with Grammy winner and blues legend Bobby Rush in a performance at the 2017 grand reopening of the leg...

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


  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
Piece image
Australian songstress Emily Barker is backed by an all star cast of Memphis musicians and performs songs from her Memphis produced album, Sweet Kin...

Bought by Prairie Public and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch passed away December 19, 2017 at the age of 85. Born in 1932 in Sabougla, Mississippi, Welch spent his entire life in the ...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:30