Beale Street Caravan

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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.

Forty original programs are produced each year.

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


111 Pieces

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Robert Finley got his big break at last year’s King Biscuit Blues Festival when he talked the sound engineer into letting him get on stage in betwe...

Bought by KZUM, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KALH, and WTIP


  • Added: Jul 12, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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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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It's a holiday episode of Beale Street Caravan, featuring The Maitre D's bringing Booker T. & The MGs album In The Christmas Spirit to life. This w...

Bought by KGOU, WEMU, KMUW, Prairie Public, and KSRQ


  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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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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Grammy nominated blues artist, Cedric Burnside, is back with us this week. Cedric is the grandson of the late, great R.L. Burnside, and he plays th...

Bought by KMUW, WTIP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Jan 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week we catch up with the one and only James "Super Chikan" Johnson and his raw, electrified, Mississippi juke joint sound. This performance w...

Bought by WTIP and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Jan 11, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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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 Bellingham, Wash., and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on BSC we feature a performance by Jericho Road Show from the Mighty Mississippi Music Fest during Bridging the Blues. The group is a col...

Bought by WTIP and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Feb 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week’s episode showcases two bluesman whose music can be heard at blues festivals around the world, in documentary films, or performing at juk...

Bought by WTIP, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on BSC we bring highlights from the finals of the Blues Foundation’s 2017 International Blues Challenge. For 33 years, Beale Street has o...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Mar 07, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on BSC we feature a performance by Bill Abel from the Mighty Mississippi Music Fest during Bridging the Blues. He's an accomplished potte...

Bought by WTIP, Lower Cape Communications, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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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 Bellingham, Wash., and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on BSC we feature Scott Sharrard performing with Memphis' own Bo-Keys in Studio A at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Hi Records l...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, WTIP, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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If you’ve ever found yourself walking down Beale Street in search of real deal, authentic blues music, chances are your ears led you into a club wh...

Bought by WTIP, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Over the past few seasons, BSC has brought our listeners a lot of Memphis music from a funky Midtown dive known as BAR DKDC (Don't Know, Don't Care...

Bought by Prairie Public, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WTIP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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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 Bellingham, Wash., WTIP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week BSC celebrates a true piece of music history with a tribute to the legendary Sun Records. John Paul Keith, Will Tucker, Chuck Mead, and a...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WTIP, Prairie Public, Lower Cape Communications, and KALH


  • Added: May 01, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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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 Bellingham, Wash., 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 Bellingham, Wash., WTIP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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On this week's Beale Street Caravan we spend the hour with The Daddy Mack Blues Band as they celebrate the release of their album, Blues Central. S...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WTIP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3