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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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 on Beale Street Caravan, we’re back at the Overton Park Shell for the 2023 Tambourine Bash, a night of Memphis music collaboration and sh...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we feature veteran songwriter, Spree Wilson, live from the Overton Park Shell. Also on the show, we sit down wit...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we feature the electrifying sounds of international rock n’ roll band, Making Movies. The band was nominated in ...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Oct 19, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors perform live at the concert to benefit the beloved Overton Park Shell, here in Me...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 22, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we feature blues from the Mississippi Delta and around the globe. Willie Farmer, Ryan Lee Crosby, and others tak...

Bought by WYAP, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., and WHCP-LP Cambridge


  • Added: Aug 24, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we have a soul-stirring performance from gospel duo, The Sensational Barnes Brothers. As the name implies, broth...

Bought by KCNP


  • Added: Jul 12, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we return to the blues with Memphis' native son, Chris Pitts and The Memphis Prime, live from Ground Zero Blues ...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: May 11, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we visit Growlers in midtown Memphis to catch an electrifying double header. Up first, blues rocker Jared James ...

Bought by KCNP, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., KIYU-FM, and WFHB


  • Added: Apr 27, 2023
  • Length: 01:57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we have Memphis favorites, Lucero. The band celebrated the release of their new album, Should've Learned by Now,...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash. and WFHB


  • Added: Apr 06, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, listen to a special anniversary performance from Booker T. Jones and Stax Music Academy Alumni, the Franklin Bro...

Bought by KCNP, KIYU-FM, WFHB, and KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Mar 23, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4