Caravan with Bill Beckett

Fridays at 9pm

So Much Music - So Little Time

The Caravan is a Weekly program featuring a diverse selection of music and hosted by Bill Beckett. Each week you'll hear selections from across the globe in a mosaic designed to carry you along effortlessly. The program will feature a broad mix in hour one with certain recurring themes. 

Hour two will feature live concert material gathers from around the country and world, from locally produced concert recorded in our new studios to concert we record at venues around our listening region. We will also feature specials on a variety of musical subjects and live CD material as well.

Hour three is simply called be quiet and play the music. This hour is designed as a 52:00 minute segment of music with no breaks. A listening experience that is unique. Underneath the music is a sort of hidden theme that only Bill knows and he's not telling, so you can approach the hour and let it affect you in your own unique way. Bill will return near the end to let you know what you've heard and close out with one final song.

Tune in Friday at 9:00 p.m. for the Caravan. Bill has a vast library of music and a deep love of all genre's from Indian Raga's and Delta Blues to Classical, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Alternative, and World and more. We hope you enjoy the experience and discover new music each week as well as hear familiar favorite.

For More Information contact Bill at wbeckett@lsus.edu.

Airs Friday, February 12, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we open with an hour about love and the troubles, trials, and joy it may bring. We'll hear tunes by John Anderson, Chris Smither, Destination Still Unknown, Marie Nofsinger, Sam Pacetti, and the Rolling Stones. In our concert hour we Join Neko Case live at Disney Concert Hall and in our final hour we wander In Between Dreams. Join Me Friday at 9 pm for the Caravan on Red River Radio.

Airs Friday, February 5, at 10 p.m. Told by her daughter, vocalist Lisa Simone Kelly, Feeling Good: The Nina Simone Story is a touching, intimate look at life, work and genius of jazz composer, pianist, vocalist and civil rights activist Nina Simone.

Airs Friday, February 5, at 9 p.m.  Heavenly Sight is an hour long music special featuring stories from blind, black gospel singers and listeners will hear the music of Blind Willie Johnson, Ray Charles, Reverend Gary Davis, Arizona Dranes and The Blind Boys of Alabama. All of these blind artists have fascinating backgrounds and have definitely influenced modern American music. The program features archival interviews, new recordings and some superb musical picks.

Airs Friday, January 29, at 9 p.m. This week we open with a blues inspired tribute remembering Jerry Beach featuring music by Buddy Flett, Albert King, Government Mule, the Allman Brothers, and Jerry Beach. Then in our concert hour we visit with BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet - Live at Southwest Stages and this week in our final hour we'll lament the absence of angels.

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