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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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Fri December 12, 2014
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Caravan: First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit at Newport Folk

Airs Friday, January 25 at 9 pm. This week on the Caravan we’ll feature a lot of new tracks from bands like Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, and Black Prairie, the Alabama Shakes and the Be Good Tanyas as well as some new blues from Dr. John, Mavis Staples and Shreveport’s own Professor Porkchop and the dishes. During our concert hour we’ll feature First Aid Kit, recorded live At the Newport Folk Festival, and this week in our final hour we ponder some Parables & Primes.

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Fri December 5, 2014
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Caravan: The Aaron O'Rourke Trio Live

Airs Friday, December 5 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll hear from the Sons of the Never Wrong, Andrew Bird, Garrison Doles, Yael Meyer, Christina Rosenvinge, Keb Mo, Buddy Flett, AJ & The Two Tone Blues Band, The Lackadaisies, Ollabelle and Maggie Koerner. Then in our concert hour we hear a concert featuring the Aaron O'Rourke Trio ... and in our final hour we'll take "Something for the Pain" with tracks from Robert Deeble, Ida, 12 Stones, L. Subramaniam, Czeslaw Milosz, Sun Kil Moon and more.

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Fri November 21, 2014
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Caravan: Brandi Carlisle Live

Airs Friday, March 29 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we'll feature some familiar sounds to open, music from Jethro Tull, plus new music from the Hat Check Girl, Allison Crow, and Louisiana's Chris Belleau. Later in our first hour, an eopic performance from Aretha Franklin. On our Concert Hour this week feature Brandi Carlisle coming to you from Bonnoroo,... and in our final hour we'll search for the lost verses. Join me Friday at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.

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Fri November 14, 2014
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Caravan: Harvey Reid Live

Airs Friday, November 14 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature classic cuts from Neil Young & David Crosy, some R&B infused music from Pablo Cruise and some African inspired grooves from Regina Carter plus new country blues from the Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Lonesome River Band. We'll also hear from Darien Brahms, Robert Deeble, Dave Van Ronk, the Neville Brothers and Allison Crowe. This weeks concert feature Harvey Reid on stage in a blues and folk infused show with a touch of gospel and in our final hour we travel to Silium's Hill.

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Fri November 7, 2014
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Caravan: Alt J at South by Southwest

Airs Friday, November 7 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we take trip in our First Hour with Bob Tracy as he and Lee Roundtree host and hour of works by indie artist in a program they call "Black -n- Blues. Then we'll hear a concert from the 2013 South by Southwest music festival featuring Alt J on the stage at the NPR Music Showcase held in Stubbs in Austin, ... and then in our final hour we search for the "Solace of a Prayer" with tracks from Patty Griffin, Martha Scanlan, The Eric Underwood Band, Pink Floyd, Erica Wheeler, and Bob Marley.

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