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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Australian songstress Emily Barker is backed by an all star cast of Memphis musicians and performs songs from her Memphis produced album, Sweet Kin...

Bought by KIYU-FM, Prairie Public, and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week we feature St. Paul & The Broken Bones in a performance at the 2017 Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, and Dr. Barbara Ching begins a new...

Bought by KIYU-FM


  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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To blues lovers around the globe, The Juke Joint Duo -- Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm -- embodied the spirit of North Mississippi Hill Coun...

Bought by KIYU-FM and KKRN


  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This episode of Beale Street Caravan features a live performance by Paul Thorn from the Levitt Shell at Overton Park in Midtown Memphis. Also on th...

Bought by KIYU-FM and Prairie Public


  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

Bought by KIYU-FM


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

Bought by KIYU-FM, KKRN, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

Bought by KIYU-FM and KMUW


  • Added: Mar 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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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 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
  • 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 ...

Bought by KIYU-FM


  • Added: Mar 28, 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 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 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
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we feature Fat Possum recording artist, Liz Brasher, who recently moved to Memphis and is celebrating the release of her latest album, Ou...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we feature beloved Memphis songwriter, guitarslinger, bandleader, and frequent BSC contributor, John Paul Keith, as he celebrates the rel...

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  • Added: May 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we feature the mysterious, inscrutable, ever changing Sons of Mudboy. Also joining us will be BSC contributor, Jim Spake, exploring the ...

Bought by KIYU-FM


  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we feature highlights from Dale Watson’s 2018 Ameripolitan Music Awards, held right here in Memphis.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the program we celebrate the biggest night in blues, The 2018 Blues Music Awards. Performances on the episode include winners of the e...

Bought by KZUM and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on the program we have Mellotron Variations. An instrumental project built around one of the most unique instruments ever conceived. We’...

Bought by KIYU-FM, WFHB, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the program we go way back into the Beale Street Caravan archives for a very special show. We’ll hear from Stax Records icons Rufus an...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KMUW, WUFT, WFHB, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6