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, August 28, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature tracks from Randall Bramblett, Slobberbone, The Gourds, Nadjiwan, Howard Lyons, Prem Joshua, and Ravi Shankar. Then in our second hour we travel to the New Port Folk Festival for a concert featuring the Band Of Horses, and in our final hour we'll wander into a Beautiful Illusion.

Air Friday, August 21 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll open with two by Maggie Koerner and we'll hear from First aid Kit, Red Bird, Eric Underwood, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ali Farke Toure, Ry Cooder, Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Charlie Musselwhite, J. Edwards, and AJ & The Two Tone Blues Band. Then in our concert hour we go to Decatur, GA for a concert featuring Don Conoscenti live at Eddie's Attic and in our final hour we go from Bad Nights to Better Days with tunes by Cat Power, Jeffrey Foucault, Robert Deeble, the Hold Steady, Belle & Sebastian, and Joe Walsh.

Press Image / Chris Smither

Airs Friday, August 14 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll listen to some tracks from Ben Folds Five, Myshkin's Ruby Warbler, and Mia Dyson as well as some vintage cuts from Neil Young and Victoria Williams. We'll have Blues by Buddy Flett, Etta Baker, Bobby Rush, and Chris Belleau and a splash of Zydeco from Beau Jocque and The Zydeco Hi Rollers. On our concert hour we'll hear from Chris Smither ... Live at the Fur Peace Ranch and in the third hour we'll be Chasing the Westing Sun.

Airs Friday, August 7, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature tracks by Smithfield Fair, Harvey Reid, Andrew Cronshaw, Tom Russell and Iris DeMent, Jack White, Buddy Flett, Craig Finn, and Harvey Reid. This week in our concert hour it's the Blind Boys of Alabama, and in our final hour, we wander through a Dime Store Mystery with tracks from Henry Real Bird, Bill Miller, Beth Orton, Lou Reed, Gjallarhorn and more.

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