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, December 2, at 9 p.m. This week we feature an Americana flavor with new tracks from 3 Penny Acre, the Honey Dewdrops, and Rick Adams; some classic tracks from the Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Neil Young; a concert set with John Wakefield & John Jordan; 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.

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Airs Friday, November 11, at 9 p.m. REPEAT - 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.

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Airs Friday, November 4, at 9 p.m. This week we'll open with a tribute to Guy Clarke titled "You Should Know Guy Clarke," and we'll follow with Ten For Glenn, a remembrance of Glenn Fry and then we'll close the program by taking the long way home with music by Daniel Lanois, Robbie Robertson, Keith Bear, The Damnations, Issa Bagayogo, The Cowboy Junkies, and Rose Polenzani.

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Airs Friday, October 28, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we open with a rockin' blues filled hour featuring the Memphis Rockabilly Band, the Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Son House, and Erin McKeown, along with Henry Gray, Arthur Adams & BB King, Deborah Coleman, and George "Harmonica" Smith. Then, in our concert hour, from Miami Florida, it's Amy Carol Web live at the Sunday Sampler Concert series, and in our final hour we visit The Plateaux of Mirror with tracks from The Wailin Jennys, Alice Coltrane, Phosphorescent, Violet, Brian Eno & Harold Budd, and Poi Dog Pondering.

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Airs Friday, October 21. at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll start out moody and end up bluesy with tracks from the Rolling Stones, Warren Wilken, Buddy Flett, Daniel Lanois, The Amboy Dukes and a touch of the Allman Brothers as well. Then in our concert hour, blues man and Reverend Gary Davis protégé Roy Bookbinder takes the stage at the Fur Peace Ranch and this week in our final hour we look for secret poets.

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