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.

Press Image / Magda Hiller

Airs Friday, July 20, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we wander with a Midnight Runaway, featuring tracks from Three Dog Night, Simon and Garfunkle, Steppenwolf, Santana, and a healthy dose of Van Morrison. This in our concert hour we travel to the rustic setting of Florida's Nature Coast for Magda Hiller in concert and in our final hour we seek out the Quiet Joys of Brotherhood with tracks by Sandy Denny, Patty Griffin, Sun Kil Moon, Erin Mckeown, Brian Eno, and Rose Polenzani.

Press Image / Rory Block

Airs Friday, July 13, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature new tracks from Katie Glassman and Snapshot, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Molly Tuttle and John Mailander, Yarn, and The Royal Oui plus tunes from Steve Earl, J. Wagner, Terra Naomi, Allison Crowe and Sarah Jaroz. Then in our concert hour we feature Rory Block recorded live at the Fur Peace Ranch and in our final hour we are rejoicing in the hands.

Press Image / Sam Pacetti

Airs Friday, July 6, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll wander through the end of Childhood with tracks by Pink Floyd, Verlon Thompson, Poi Dog Pondering, Jethro Tull, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and Steppenwolf in our first hour. Then we'll travel to the Sunday Sampler Concert series for a performance by Finger Picking Master Sam Pacetti, and in our final hour we'll ponder What Would the Community Think.

Terraplane by Steve Earle / Steve Earle

Airs Friday, June 29, 2018, 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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