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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Memphis goes to Nashville for the weekend! The “Memphis Picnic” at 2017 Americana Fest featuring: Rev. John Wilkins Bo-Keys Motel Mirrors Mark E...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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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 KMUW, KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, WTIP, and WOMR


  • Added: Jan 11, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, KMUW, WTIP, and WOMR


  • Added: Jan 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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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 Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), KGOU, WEMU, KMUW and more


  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7