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.

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Airs Friday, August 26, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we open with Part 2 of In Search of a Song, the story of Justin Townes Earl. Then we travel to the North Sea Jazz Stage for Toots Thielemans in concert along with Maria Markesini & Bert van den Brink and the CTI All Star Band. Then in our final hour we wander deep into the realm of Proud Flesh with music from Lambchop, Mile Davis, Weather Report, Matrix, and Charles Mingus.

Press Image / Please Kill Me

Airs Friday, August 19, at 11 p.m. The music of the Velvet Underground, Iggy and the Stooges, and The New York Dolls and others the others were meeting fierce resistance in the US. With no other options open to them, during the July 4rth weekend of 1976, as America was celebrating it’s bicentennial, the Ramones went to London and launched punk rock. In England, punk would explode and become a cultural force to be reckoned with.

Press Image / Press image provided by producer, Rich Reardin

Airs Friday, August 19, 2016 at 10 p.m. In Search of a Song executive producer Rich Reardin interviews Nashville singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle . Once compared to a man who wears many suits, in thirty-two short years Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally.

Terraplane by Steve Earle
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Airs Friday, August 19, at 9 p.m. Inspired by the Robert Johnson song, Terraplane Blues, Steve Earle's foray into the Texas blues brings along noted guitarist Chris Masterson (of The Dukes and his own band, The Mastersons), urging Earle into electric exploration. 

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