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, September 15, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll hear new music from Myshkin's Ruby Warbler and Mia Dyson as well as some vintage cuts from Neil Young, Victoria Williams, Muriel Anderson, The Pines, and Kris Delmhorst. On Blues at the Bottom we'll feature Buddy Flett, Etta Baker, Bobby Rush, and Chris Belleau. In our concert hour this week we'll hear Part 1 of a concert by Chris Smither, recorded Live at the Fur Peace Ranch and in the third hour we'll be Chasing the Westing Sun.

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Airs Friday, September 8, 2017, at 9 p.m. This weeks Caravan features music by Cloud Control, Nick Brumley, and Matt The Electrician, with Blues at the Bottom by Etta Baker, Kieren Kane, Xavier Rudd and a little Buddy & Julie Miller for fun. This week in our concert hour we feature Dave Mallett Live at Leu Gardens, and this week in our final hour we ask "How Can I Keep From Singing."

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Airs Friday, September 1, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week we'll hear from The Trishas, Libby Kirkpatrick, Po' Girl, The Be Good Tanyas, Townes Van Zandt, Chris Thomas King, the Mansion Family, and Postmodern Jukebox in our first hour. Then, we go to Live at the Divide in Montana for a concert with Martha Scanlan, and in our final hour, we pay visit to The Last Cathedral with Richard Shindell, Steve Earle, Andrew Vasquez, Neil Young and Violet.

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Airs Friday, August 25, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature music by Laurie MccLain, the Be Good Tanyas, and Joanna Newsome as well as cuts from Twang Darkly, Otis Taylor, Diana Krall, and Julie Miller. Then in our concert hour we'll remember Guy Clark with a rebroadcast of An Evening With Guy Clark, and this week in our final hour we'll seek the Seeds of Divinity with music by Trout Fishing In America, Bill Miller, The Cowboy Junkies, Calexico, John Trudell and more.

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Friday, August 18, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we’ll hear from the Secret Sisters, John Trudell, Robert Deeble, and Alex De Grassi with blues from Billy Holiday, James Cotton, Joe Pug, and Charles Brown. For our concert hour we travel back to Boseman Montana for part 2 or the Black Lillies - Live At The Divide, and during our final hour we’ll find that “This Too Shall Pass” with music by Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, Danny Schmidt, Lou Reed & John Cale, Diane Ward, Jack Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, and Government Mule.

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