Beale Street Caravan

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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.

Forty original programs are produced each year.

Beale Street Caravan is also distributed via Content Depot, NPR Worldwide, Australia's CBAA, Soundcloud, and available as a podcast.


132 Pieces

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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
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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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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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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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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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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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Luther Dickinson joined us to celebrate the release of his latest solo effort, Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook) Vol I & II with a foot st...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and WTIP


  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have soul music legend and Fat Possum Records recording artist, Don Bryant. BSC Contributor Robert Gordon will...

Bought by KIYU-FM, WYAP, KIYU-FM, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and WTIP


  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we have Shannon McNally in a performance recorded at the Levitt Shell in Memphis. She has a new record out titled “Black Irish,” produced...

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


  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Join us for performances by Amy Black at Lafayette's Music Room backed by Memphis' legendary Hi Rhythm section, followed by the Blueshift Ensemble ...

Bought by KIYU-FM and WTIP


  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Reverend John Wilkins in a performance at the Country Blues Festival, recorded live at the Levitt Shell in midtown Memphis, TN. BSC contributor Rob...

Bought by KGOU, KIYU-FM, and WTIP


  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Tank and the Bangas in a live performance at the historic Clayborn Temple in downtown Memphis, TN. Interview with Memphis musician Tonya Dyson, and...

Bought by KIYU-FM and WTIP


  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Susan Marshall as she celebrates the release of her most recent studio effort, 639 Madison. BSC Contr...

Bought by KIYU-FM and WTIP


  • Added: Nov 16, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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John Kilzer is a lot of things: Former NCAA basketball standout at the Univ. of Memphis, college professor, major-label recording artist , and a be...

Bought by KIYU-FM


  • Added: Nov 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we feature a hometown performance by the North Mississippi Allstars, Luther and Cody Dickinson, at the Levitt Shell in Midtown, Memphis. ...

Bought by KIYU-FM and KMUW


  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have a double feature as we pay tribute to recently passed Delta bluesman, CeDell Davis. In the second half of...

Bought by KIYU-FM and KMUW


  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week we've got the delta blues - gypsy jazz - big band swing of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, featuring frontman Jimbo Mathus, to get us in the ho...

Bought by KIYU-FM and Prairie Public


  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on BSC we’ll be keeping with the holiday spirit as we have Susan Marshall and Friends back with us with a setlist full of holiday classic...

Bought by WDSE and Prairie Public


  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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In early 1970, Booker T Jones was on sabbatical in California having grown disillusioned with confines of Stax Records and Memphis, when he heard t...

Bought by KIYU-FM and KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch passed away December 19, 2017 at the age of 85. Born in 1932 in Sabougla, Mississippi, Welch spent his entire life in the ...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:30