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.

Series

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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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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 KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WTIP, and WOMR


  • Added: May 23, 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 KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WTIP, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: May 01, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7
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BSC favorites Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks join us this week for a scorching set captured at The Orpheum Theater at the intersection of Beale an...

Bought by WTIP and KMUW


  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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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 KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, Prairie Public, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WTIP and more


  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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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 KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, WTIP, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and WOMR


  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, WOMR, WTIP, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, WTIP, WOMR, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KIYU-FM, WOMR, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Mar 07, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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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 KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, WTIP, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and WOMR


  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, WTIP, and WOMR


  • Added: Feb 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4