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 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 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’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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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