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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9:00pm

Fri August 16, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, August 16 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature music by Sandy Denny, Smithfield Fair, Harvey Reid, Dennis Dunn, Andrew Cronshaw and Brigitte DeMeyer along with Shreveport's own Barbara Jarrell and a little Van Morrison to boot. Then Daniel Smalley joins me in the studio for some song and conversation about his new release, Get On My Side. On Be Quiet and Play The Music we take a walk in Boots of Spanish Leather. Join us Friday night at 9 p.m. for the Caravan on Red River Radio.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, August 16, 2013

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Fri August 9, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Josh Hyde (L) & Buddy Flett (R)
Courtesy of Reverend Charley Photography

Airs Friday, August 9 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature an Americana flavor with new tracks from 3 Penny Acre, the Honey Dewdrops, and Rick Adams and some classic tracks from the Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Neil Young. We'll have  a concert set with John Wakefield & John Jordan and and a full blues concert with Buddy Flett and Josh Hyde. Then on Be Quiet and Play The Music we'll close the show with All The Pretty Little Horses. Join us for the Caravan, Friday at 9 on Red River Radio.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, August 9, 2013

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Fri August 2, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, August 2 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll turn the clock back a bit to 1967, 1969 and 1971 with live cuts from Janis Joplin, the Mammas & Pappas and Steppenwolf plus blues from Erin Mckeown, Buddy Flett, and Moby Grape. We'll also have new cuts from Andrew Bird and Caroline Fenn and some cool tracks from Lamb Chop and David Darling. Then in the concert hour we'll hear two from SXSW with the Choir of Young Believers and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and on Be Quiet and Play The Music we'll wander to Another Green World.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, August 2, 2013

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Fri July 26, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, July 26 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we have a country flavor, both traditional and a touch old school plus some Creole country music that they call Zydeco. We feature tracks from Guy Clark, a new cut from Chris Thile with Michael Daves, some Alison Krauss, and an unusual track from the Punch Brothers from my private collection of studio recordings. On Blues at the Bottom we have some country blues from Marie Nofsinger and Brad Paisley, a traditional and soulful track from Dorothy Moore and we'll have some happy feet music from Geno Delafose and Beau Jocque. On our concert hour this week we'll feature Steve Earl in a solo show at the Fur Peace Ranch, and our final hour takes us through "Love and Some Verses."

Caravan Playlist for Friday, July 26, 2013

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Fri July 19, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Harvey Reid at Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida

Airs Friday, July 19 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we feature classic cuts from Neil Young & David Crosby, 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.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, July 19, 2013

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