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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This week we have Shannon McNally in a performance recorded at the Levitt Shell in Memphis. She has a record out titled “Black Irish,” produced by ...

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


  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the program we feature the deep, soulful grooves of Yemen Blues. In 2010, singer & composer Ravid Kahalani founded the rare combinatio...

Bought by KIYU-FM


  • Added: Nov 01, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Memphis instrumental act, Impala, in a performance captured at the best little dive bar in the world, ...

Bought by KIYU-FM and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Memphis artist Barbara Blue, the Queen of Beale Street. Barbara has a brand new record out titled, Fis...

Bought by KIYU-FM and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Scott Sharrard as he marks the release of his new studio effort, Saving Grace. Produced in Memphis, TN...

Bought by KIYU-FM and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature two up and coming artists. First we’ll hear from The Suitcase Junket. Then we’ll hear from Memphis art...

Bought by KIYU-FM and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature the Memphis Ukulele Band as they help us kick of the Christmas holiday season. We’ll hear a performanc...

Bought by KIYU-FM, WPSU, KBBI Alaska, and KMUW


  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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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 KGOU


  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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 WKMS, KNAU, and WSLR


  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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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 KIYU-FM


  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week’s episode celebrates quite an amazing collaboration of musical talent and genius. We are talking about five time Grammy award winner Robe...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, KUPR low power FM, KZUM, and WYAP


  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Join us as we celebrate Memphis/New Orleans restaurateur (and BSC community partner) Karen Carrier's 15th year bringing great music and food to Mid...

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


  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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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, KIYU-FM, and KZUM


  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Last week we broadcast highlights from the Hill Country Picnic. This week we have the main event. Reigning King of the Hill Country, Kenny Brown, i...

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


  • Added: Jan 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Robert Finley got his big break at last year’s King Biscuit Blues Festival when he talked the sound engineer into letting him get on stage in betwe...

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


  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week’s episode showcases two bluesmen whose music can be heard at blues festivals around the world, in documentary films, or performing at juk...

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


  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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It’s ladies only this week on Beale Street Caravan as we feature two up and coming female artists from Memphis, both with new records to celebrate....

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


  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Castro Coleman, aka Mr. Sipp, was born in McComb, MS and has been playing the guitar since the age of 6. A Malaco recording artist, he was awarded ...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, and KCCU Radio


  • Added: Mar 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week we have a great special feature that represents the past, present, and future of the most musical city on Earth. The 2019 Memphis Music H...

Bought by WUFT, WYAP, and KZUM


  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Gospel stars, The McCrary Sisters. Their father, Sam McCrary, was a minister and founder of Gospel leg...

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


  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4