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.

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132 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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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 KIYU-FM, WTIP, and WOMR


  • Added: Aug 03, 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 KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, Prairie Public, KMUW, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7
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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 KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WTIP, and WOMR


  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KKRN, KZUM, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KALH, and WTIP


  • Added: Jul 12, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, Prairie Public, WTIP, WOMR and more


  • Added: Jun 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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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 KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, KMUW, WTIP, and WOMR


  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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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 WOMR


  • 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 KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, KMUW, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WTIP and more


  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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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 KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WTIP, WOMR and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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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 KIYU-FM, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WTIP, and WOMR


  • Added: May 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4