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.


87 Pieces

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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have the Finals of the 2019 International Blues Challenge. For 35 years, blues societies from all over the wor...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have hill country blues torch-bearer R. L. Boyce at his 2nd Annual Birthday Picnic in Como, Mississippi. Begin...

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  • Added: May 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have country bad boy Dale Watson. Watson is fresh off the release of February’s “Call Me Lucky,” an album he c...

  • Added: May 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have Mike Doughty of hip-hop/indie fusion band, Soul Coughing. In 1994 they released their debut record "Ruby ...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have longtime Ecko Records artist and southern soul dynamo, Sheba Potts-Wright in a performance at the histori...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature rock ‘n’ rollers, Low Cut Connie. Led by front man Adam Weiner, the band has released two studio effor...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature activist, theologian, film maker, and musician, Rev. Sekou and the Freedom Fighters, supported by the ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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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...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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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 ...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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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....

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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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...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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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...

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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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...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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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...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • 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...

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • 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...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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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...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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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...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 58:30