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.

Carol Highsmith / Explicitly placed by author into the public domain

Airs Friday, April 8, at 11 p.m. Memories producer and host, Bernadette Cahill wrote to women all over early in 2006 asking for suggestions of "women's protest songs" for International Women's Day (March 8 every year). Correspondents loved the idea, and the overwhelming response resulted in two 59-minute editions of "Memories" devoted to songs written, performed and chosen by women. This show is an updated version for 2007 of the second of those two editions of "Memories" from 2006 -- the one of the two that includes commentary on the women's movement.

Adam Kissick / NPR

Airs Friday, April 1 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we feature new music from Arc Iris, Chris Thile & Michael Daves, Yarn, and the Boreal Sons plus tracks from Townes Van Zandt, Diana Krall, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Robert Deeble and Chris Thomas King. Then in our concert hour, we travel to SXSW in Austin for a double bill featuring Youth Lagoon live at Stubbs and the R & B sounds of Kelis will also be featured live from Stubbs. Then, in our final hour we'll wander to The Other side of Daybreak.

Press Image - H. Sparrow / Don Conoscenti

Air Friday, March 25, 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.

Adam Kissick / NPR

Airs Friday, March 18, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll turn the clock back a bit to 1967, 1969 nd 1971 with live cuts from Janis Joplin, the Mammas & Pappas and Steppenwolf plus blues from Erin Mckeown, Buddy Flett, and Moby Grape. We'll also have cuts from Andrew Bird and Caroline Fenn and some cool tracks from Lamb Chop and David Darling. Then in the concert hour we'll hear two from SXSW with the Choir of Young Believers and the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs and on Be Quiet and Play The Music we'll wander to Another Green World.

Press Photo / Birds Of Chicago

Airs Friday, March 11, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we open with cuts from Justin Townes Earle, Three Penny Acre, Phosphorescent, Scott Biram, Twang Darkly, Danny Schmidt, Otis Taylor, and Steve Earl. Then in our Concert Hour, Birds of Chicago take the stage Live from the Divide, and in our final hour, When It Don't Come Easy, look for the Light Behind You.

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