Give For Good:

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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10:00pm

Fri February 6, 2015
Heavenly Sight

Heavenly Sight: Blind Gospel Singers

Airs Friday, February 6, at 10 p.m. Despite disability, poverty, isolation and prejudice, a surprising number of blind African American musicians who came from the gospel tradition influenced not just gospel music, but blues, bluegrass, and American vernacular music up to and beyond rock and roll. Using narrative, archival audio, interviews, scholarly commentary and music, Heavenly Sight tells this little known story through broadcast and a comprehensive, interactive web site.

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9:00pm

Fri February 6, 2015
Cultural, Community, Information

With Good Reason: Jazz and Civil Rights

Airs Friday, February 6, at 9 p.m. Antonio Garcia (Virginia Commonwealth University) says that the personal and professional lives of musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane cannot be divorced from the struggle for racial equality—they contributed in significant ways to interracial understanding and social progress.  Also featured: The composers of the Civil Rights anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” also created musical theater at the turn of the century, transforming the image of African American characters and performers.

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9:00pm

Fri January 30, 2015
Caravan

Caravan: Steve Earl Live at the Fur Peace Ranch - Part One

Airs Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we have a distinctive country flavor, both traditional and a touch old school plus some Creole country music called Zydeco. We feature tracks from Guy Clark, a new cut from Chris Thile with Michael Daves, some Alison Krauss, and an unusual track from the Punch Brothers. On Blues at the Bottom, country blues from Marie Nofsinger and Brad Paisley, a traditional and soulful track from Dorothy Moore and we'll have some happy feet music from Geno Delafose and Beau Jocque. On our concert hour, Part 2 of a solo show by Steve Earl at the Fur Peace Ranch, and in our final hour we'll search for Sunken Treasure.

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9:00pm

Fri January 23, 2015
Caravan

Caravan: Smithfield Fair Live in the RRR Studios

Smithfield Fair in the Red River Radio Studios
Bill Beckett Red River Radio

Friday, January 23, 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 invited Smithfield Fair to join us in our studio for some live music and conversation 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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9:00pm

Fri January 16, 2015
Caravan

Caravan: Tony Trischka

Tony Trischka in the woods

Airs Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll ponder the Great Compromise with music from Guy Clark, Carrie Rodriguez and Ben Kyle, Paper Moon Shiners, Buddy Flett, Donna the Buffalo, The Falls, Pierce Pettis, and a touch of Emerson Lake & Palmer. In our concert hour Tony Trischka, Barry Mitterhoff, and Beppe Gambetta take the stage at the Fur Peace Ranch and in our final hour, we struggle against "Beauty in Fade" with tracks from Darrell Scott, Patty Griffin, John Trudell, The Eric Underwood Band, Richard Shindell and more.

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