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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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have gospel duo, The Sensational Barnes Brothers, as they celebrate the release of their debut record, “Nobody...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have a soul-stirring revue from D-Vine Spirituals Records. The performance features Rev. John Wilkins, the D-V...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have acclaimed singer-songwriter, Todd Snider. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us to deliv...

Bought by KIYU-FM and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have the ever eclectic Jimbo Mathus and the deep, southern guitarist and vocalist, Willie Farmer. We also trav...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, KZUM, and KKRN


  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on the program we celebrate the biggest night in blues, the 2019 Blues Music Awards (BMA) presented by The Blues Foundation. The BMAs alw...

Bought by KKRN, KWBU, and KZUM


  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we’ve got one of the newest, most exciting groups on the Memphis scene, Black Cream. The band joined together two...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, KZUM, and KWBU


  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have the Finals of the 2019 International Blues Challenge. For 35 years, blues societies from all over the wor...

Bought by KIYU-FM and KZUM


  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have hill country blues torch-bearer R. L. Boyce at his 2nd Annual Birthday Picnic in Como, Mississippi. Begin...

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  • Added: May 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have country bad boy Dale Watson. Watson is fresh off the release of February’s “Call Me Lucky,” an album he c...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, and KKRN


  • Added: May 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have Mike Doughty of hip-hop/indie fusion band, Soul Coughing. In 1994 they released their debut record "Ruby ...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, and KZUM


  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3