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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In early 1970, Booker T Jones was on sabbatical in California having grown disillusioned with confines of Stax Records and Memphis, when he heard t...

Bought by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on BSC we’ll be keeping with the holiday spirit as we have Susan Marshall and Friends back with us with a setlist full of holiday classic...

Bought by KUMD and Prairie Public


  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week we've got the delta blues - gypsy jazz - big band swing of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, featuring frontman Jimbo Mathus, to get us in the ho...

Bought by Prairie Public


  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have a double feature as we pay tribute to recently passed Delta bluesman, CeDell Davis. In the second half of...

Bought by KMUW


  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we feature a hometown performance by the North Mississippi Allstars, Luther and Cody Dickinson, at the Levitt Shell in Midtown, Memphis. ...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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John Kilzer is a lot of things: Former NCAA basketball standout at the Univ. of Memphis, college professor, major-label recording artist , and a be...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Susan Marshall as she celebrates the release of her most recent studio effort, 639 Madison. BSC Contr...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Nov 16, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Tank and the Bangas in a live performance at the historic Clayborn Temple in downtown Memphis, TN. Interview with Memphis musician Tonya Dyson, and...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Reverend John Wilkins in a performance at the Country Blues Festival, recorded live at the Levitt Shell in midtown Memphis, TN. BSC contributor Rob...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Join us for performances by Amy Black at Lafayette's Music Room backed by Memphis' legendary Hi Rhythm section, followed by the Blueshift Ensemble ...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1