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.


128 Pieces

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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...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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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 Scott Sharrard as he marks the release of his new studio effort, Saving Grace. Produced in Memphis, TN...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 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...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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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, ...

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

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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 ...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 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...

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

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  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

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  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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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 we feature the mysterious, inscrutable, ever changing Sons of Mudboy. Also joining us will be BSC contributor, Jim Spake, exploring the ...

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  • Added: May 10, 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 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 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 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 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 a live performance by the Greyhounds, Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube. BSC contributor Barbara Ching returns to continue her ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 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