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 July 12, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, July 12 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature music from Lyle Lovett, Victoria Williams, Jerry Alfred & The Medicine Beat, Joe Ely and the Allman Brothers from the Fillmore concerts. Then we sit down with Maggie Koerner and Nick Brumley to talk about their latest projects including Maggie's recent release, Neutral Ground. We'll hear some cuts from the CD and Maggie and Nick play some tunes for us in our studio's. Then, in our final hour, we'll Rejoice in hands with music from Richard Shindell, Tindersticks, Vangelis, M Ward, Joan Baez, Lambchop and some Joe Walsh to name a few.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, July 12, 2013

Listen again to my interview with Maggie Koerner & Nick Brumley here.

11:00pm

Fri July 5, 2013
Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley: Grace Around the World

Airs Friday, July 5 at 11 p.m.  A look into the life and music of singer and songwriter Jeff Buckley.The tragic, but brilliant life of singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley is detailed in this new radio special celebrating his landmark album, Grace.   He tragically drowned in 1997 while recording his follow-up, but his stature as an artist has grown since then from cult status to worldwide mainstream acceptance.

■ Interviews: His mother, Mary Guibert, Brenda Kahn, guitarist Michael Tighe, author David Browne, tour manager Gene Bowen, and director Laurie Trombley.  Jeff Buckley interview source: 10/23/94 -  Courtesy of WBCN-FM Boston and CBS Radio. 
■ Music: Rare, live Jeff Buckley performances taken from the CD/DVD release Grace Around the World.

9:00pm

Fri July 5, 2013
Got Blues If You Want It!

The Rolling Stones: Got Blues If You Want It!

Airs Friday, July 5 at 9 p.m. As the Rolling Stones mark their 50th anniversary this year, we join the celebration with a public radio special from award-winning producer Paul Ingles. It's called "Got Blues If You Want It! A Rolling Stones Special". The program is exclusively devoted to an exploration of the blues and rhythm & blues roots of The Rolling Stones. Top-notch music writers, musicians and fans provide context for a cavalcade of the Stones' blues classics - both their covers of songs by their heroes and their own bluesy takes on their original rock 'n' roll. Read the full description.

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9:00pm

Fri June 28, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, June 28 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we'll listen to new songs from Simone Dinnerstein with Tift Merritt and Sweet Honey in the Rock plus some classic cuts by John Trudell, Norah Jones and King Curtis. For Blues at the Bottom we'll flash back to Robert Johnson and we'll hear from Neil Young, and in our concert Hour we'll join Chitravina Ravikiran and Rajeev Taranath for a raga recorded live at the India Nights Concert 2013 and in our final hour join us as we visit with The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter.

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9:00pm

Fri June 21, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, June 21 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll hear new music from Ben Folds Five, The Pastels, Terra Naomi, and Cloud Control plus tunes from Allison Crowe, John Melloncamp, Nick Brumley and Buddy Flett. For our second hour we'll sit down with Alexandra McCullough and talk about her upcoming debut CD and she'll share a few tunes with us. We'll also hear First Aid Kit live in a Tiny Desk Concert from NPR ... and on our final hour we'll walk about in Shoes by Dr. Zeuss.

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