Airs Friday, June 21 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll hear new music from Ben Folds Five, The Pastels, Terra Naomi, and Cloud Control plus tunes from Allison Crowe, John Melloncamp, Nick Brumley and Buddy Flett. For our second hour we'll sit down with Alexandra McCullough and talk about her upcoming debut CD and she'll share a few tunes with us. We'll also hear First Aid Kit live in a Tiny Desk Concert from NPR ... and on our final hour we'll walk about in Shoes by Dr. Zeuss.
Airs Friday, June 14 at 9 p.m. Coming up on the next edition of the Caravan we’ll hear new music from the Swedish Folk Duo First Aid Kit, a classic track from Victoria Williams, Native America music by R. Carlos Nakai and a taste of India as well. We’ll also check out the phenomenal blues of Chris Smither and Buddy Guy and a live concert from the SXSW festival featuring Andrew Bird.
Airs Friday, June 7 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll walk about a bit, going to New Orleans from some new tracks from Maggie Koerner's latest CD as well as new music from the Carolina Chocolate Drops. We'll also hear from Red Bird, the Eric Underwood Band, and First Aid Kit with Blues by Charlie Musselwhite, AJ & the Two Tone Blues Band, and J. Edwards. We'll travel to India with Chitravina N. Ravikiran and to Mali with Ali Farke Toure. On the concert hour, the Punch Brothers live and on Be Quite and Play the Music we continue our travels on Wooden Ships.
Airs Friday, May 31 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we start with a few ramblin' notes from Joel Rafael and follow along with tracks by Ali Farke Toure and Ry Cooder, Red Bird, and Kris Delhorst, plus we'll feature double cuts from Mississippi John Hurt and Son House followed by a Tribute to Woody Guthrie. On our concert set, it's a double bill as well, featuring Fiona Apple and Sharon Van Etten, recorded live at SXSW. Then on Be Quite and Play The Music we confront the Paradox of Grace.
Airs Friday, May 24 at 11 p.m. KUT’s award winning Texas Music Matters unit revisits the story of Texas music by turning a spotlight on the women who’ve helped shape it –and who continue to keep Texas a vital voice on the world stage. Join us for Unsung: The Stories of Women in Texas Music. From the singing cowboys of depression era movies to the beer-drinkin’ good ol’ boys of modern country, Texas music has been wrapped in a Lone Star mythology that’s decidedly masculine. Yet from its earliest days, women like Cindy Walker wrote the songs the cowboys would sing. Some, like Janis Joplin, had to leave Texas to find acceptance on their own terms. Even now, the story of Texas music is only half told—glossing over the roles of pioneers like Big Mama Thornton or the struggles of modern movers and shakers from Ruthie Foster and Shawn Colvin to Sarah Jaffe and Girl in a Coma.