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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128 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 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
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we bring back Dirty Streets as they celebrate the release of their latest project, "Who's Gonna Love You", live ...

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


  • Added: Feb 02, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Beale Street Caravan is the Concert to Protect our Aquifer. The annual fundraiser features appearances from Tom Paxton, The Accidental...

Bought by KIYU-FM


  • Added: Jan 19, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, the group Cha Wa delivers the sound of New Orleans brass bands and the style and energy of Mardi Gras Indians in...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, and WFHB


  • Added: Jan 05, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Stax guitar heroes Harold Beane, Bobby Manuel, and Skip Pitts, in a special presentation of the Master...

Bought by KCNP and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Nov 25, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have locally grown rock band, Reigning Sound, live from Harbor Town, in downtown Memphis. The band was founded...

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


  • Added: Nov 10, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week’s episode features G. E. Smith and LeRoy Bell celebrating the release of their new album, Stony Hill. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Da...

Bought by KCNP, KIYU-FM, WYAP, WFHB, KRSC and more


  • Added: Oct 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have treasured local rock group, Dirty Streets, performing for “Don’t Let Me Down,” a livestream series during...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash., KIYU-FM, WYAP, and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Jun 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4