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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This week we feature a performance from Dale Watson at the 2018 Ameripolitan Awards here in Memphis, TN. Also on the episode, an interview with Dal...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week we feature a live performance by the Greyhounds, Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube. BSC contributor Barbara Ching returns to continue her ...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week we dip into the BSC archives and remember the "Faulkner of Jazz," Mose Allison. As part of this we’ll also hear highlights from “I Love T...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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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...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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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
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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...

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

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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Australian songstress Emily Barker is backed by an all star cast of Memphis musicians and performs songs from her Memphis produced album, Sweet Kin...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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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
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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...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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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...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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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...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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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...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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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...

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  • 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...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1