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 / Townes Van Zandt

Airs Friday, July 29, at 9 p.m. Townes van Zandt was a singer-songwriter born to wealth who cared nothing for it; a man who, by outward appearances often seemed happy, but who struggled with personal demons. Yet somehow, through it all, Townes managed to write songs of lasting beauty and profound emotional power. It is a story of tragedy and artistic triumph.

Photo by Ron Baker (2011) / This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Airs Friday, July 22, 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.

Press Image / Paul Ingles - producer

Airs Friday, July 15, at 10 p.m. Paul Ingles is joined by music writers Holly George-Warren and Richie Unterberger to further consider the expansive musical legacy of David Bowie. Bowie died January 10, 2016 at the age of 69.

Song list:

Changes
All The Young Dudes
Diamond Dogs
Kooks
Dancing in the Streets (excerpt)
Space Oddity
Ashes to Ashes
China Girl
Fame
Young Americans
Life on Mars

Produced by Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil / Please Kill Me

Airs Friday, July 15, at 9 p.m. How the Warhol 60s morphed into the Punk 70s and marginalized inhabitants of a near-bankrupt New York City changed 20th century culture and influenced the World. The stories of these bands are more than music, they’re the cultural evolution of America: the end of the 60s, the ferment of the 70s, and Watergate to the Women’s Movement. The Please Kill Me Archive, compiled 20 years ago, is presented by the original interviewers, NY Times best-selling authors and music historians Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil and hosted by Michael des Barres.

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Gene Martin / NPR Music

Airs Friday, July 8, at 9 p.m. This week we'll hear tracks from Ben Folds Five, Terra Naomi, and Cloud Control plus tunes from Allison Crowe, Nick Brumley and Buddy Flett. In our second hour, 2we join renowned Jazz Artist McCoy Tyner - Live on Stage at Disney hall, and this week in oir final hour, It's All Water Under The Bridge, with tracks from Dan Bern, Gemma Hayes, Jack Johnson, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, and Bruce Springsteen.

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