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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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
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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 Bellingham, Wash. 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 Bellingham, Wash. and WTIP


  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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We wrap our 21st year on the air with an encore performance from The Lovelight Orchestra. It's real-deal Memphis Blues. The sophisticated blues and...

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


  • Added: Jun 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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On this week's episode, BSC presents The City Champs in a performance at Loflin Yard; plus an interview with the band -- guitarist Joe Restivo, or...

Bought by KMUW, WTIP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Highlights from the 38th Annual Blues Music Awards and an interview with Barabara Newman, President and CEO of The Blues Foundation.

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


  • Added: Jun 19, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week we have Rodd Bland and the Members Only Band performing a tribute to his father, Bobby Blue Bland, recorded live at B.B. King’s Blues Clu...

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


  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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In a perfect world, this is the kind of straight ahead, power-trio, rock & roll that would blare from every car stereo on the planet. But until the...

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


  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Highlights from the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic featuring Kenny Brown, The Rising Star Fife and Drum Corp, Blue Mother Tupelo, Garry Burn...

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


  • Added: May 27, 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
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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