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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125 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 we feature emerging African-Canadian roots artist, Kaia Kater, in a live performance right here at our BSC office. Pat Mitchell sits down...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week we feature Memphis’ own Motel Mirrors as the celebrate the release of their newest studio effort, “In The Meantime.” BSC contributor Bar...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we feature a performance from Dale Watson at the 2018 Ameripolitan Awards here in Memphis, TN. Also on the episode, an interview with Dal...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we feature a live performance by the Greyhounds, Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube. BSC contributor Barbara Ching returns to continue her ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Robert Kimbrough Sr. BluesConnection, featuring Robert Kimbrough, David Kimbrough Jr. & Kinney Kimbrough, recorded at the New Roxy Theater in Clark...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week we dip into the BSC archives and remember the "Faulkner of Jazz," Mose Allison. As part of this we’ll also hear highlights from “I Love T...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on BSC we are at the Deep Blues Festival in Clarksdale, MS with a performance from Kenny Brown at the New Roxy Theater. Also joining us ...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we unlock the Beale Street Caravan vault to remember Blues legend, James Milton Campbell Jr. -- better known as Little Milton. You'll hea...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week we feature Los Lobos in a live performance from "Stars at the Shell" at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park, Midtown Memphis. Interview with...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week the Caravan heads down the street to the Orpheum Theatre for the Finals of the 2018 International Blues Challenge. You’ll hear performanc...

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1