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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Airs Friday, May 19, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the caravan we start on a trail of Cold Blooded Love and end up on the whipping post with tracks from The Trishas, Townes Van Zandt, Birds of Chicago, Steve Earl, Masayoshi Fujita, HEM, the Banditos, and the Allman Brothers. In our second our we join Darrell Scott Live on stage at Merlfest and in our final hour we find a respite, "Up Above the Clouds," with cuts by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Andrew Vasquez, Danny Schmidt, William Ackerman, Natalie Merchant, L. Subramanian, and Turin Brakes.

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Airs Friday, May 12, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week in our first hour we'll hear tracks by Leonard Cohen, Pat Metheny with Lyle Mays, Don Conoscenti, Townes Van Zandt, and Buddy Flett as well as cuts by Toumani Diabate, The Trishas, and Jazziana ... and then we wander up to Montana for Jeffrey Foucault Live from the Divide, and in our final hour we'll share some Nomadic Revery with Bonnie Prince Billy, Lou Reed, Led Zeppelin, Tangerine Dream, Tom Scudiero, and the Hold Steady.

Airs Friday, May 5, 2017, at 9 p.m. It might have taken a while but Van Morrison never gave up on his idea to sing duets with some of his favorite artists. Once it got rolling, the singers came to Van, including such luminaries as Mavis Staples, Michal Buble, Joss Stone, Taj Mahal, Bobby Womack, Mark Knopfler and more.  In this special we hear from Van on how he chose the songs from such a vast catalog and re-worked them for duets vocals and we'll hear lots of these duets as well.

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Airs Friday, May 5, 2017, at 10 p.m. A panel of music writers and Lou Reed fans sample the late musician's catalog through the years and suggest what made him important to the history of rock music. Songs from both Reed's days with the Velvet Underground and his solo career are highlighted.

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Air Friday, April 28, 2017, 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.

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