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.

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Richard Ziglar / Still Singing the Blues

Airs Friday, February 9, at 10 p.m. Still Singing the Blues features musicians in New Orleans and South Louisiana who continue to perform both traditional blues and rhythm-and-blues—often despite poverty, ill health, and the impacts of natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina. The hour-long, music-rich documentary burrows into the lives of three outstanding older performers: Carol Fran of Lafayette, Harvey Knox of Baton Rouge, and Little Freddie King of New Orleans.

Press Image / Chaka Khan/Joyride Media

Airs Friday, February 9, 2018, at 9 p.m. This new hour of music and conversation will feature Chaka Khan's career as one of R&B's leading female vocalists, and her influence on contemporary African-American music. Chaka Khan, producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, former Rufus guitarist Tony Maiden and author Tonya Bolden discuss the roots of Chaka's distinctive style and the impact she has had on other artists. These exclusive interview clips also cover how her music has evolved from her early days with Rufus to her most current work as a solo artist.

C. Warren / C. Warren

Airs Friday, February 2, 2018, at 11 p.m. A warm smooth-flowing mix of intriguing facts, gentle humor, and a variety of pop, soft-rock, classical, alternative, film, and show tunes, current and classic. Music by Sara Bareilles, Antonio Vivaldi, Enya, Gordon Lightfoot, Sarah McLaughlin, Simon & Garfunkel, John Barry film score (not-so-warm), John Denver (cold), Frank Loesser show tunes, and many more.

Press Image / The Emergence of Otis Redding

Airs Friday, February 2, 2018, at 9 p.m. A lively ride through the story of the soul star’s all-too-brief career but long-enduring legacy. We’ll hear from other musicians, music writers, fans and family of Otis Redding plus plenty of his most important music. Hour One can stand on its own. Hour Two is a deeper dive into Redding's music and story.
Adam Kissick for NPR / NPR Music

Airs Friday, January 19, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we’ll hear tracks from the Swedish Folk Duo First Aid Kit, a classic track from Victoria Williams, Native America music by R. Carlos Nakai and a taste of India as well. We’ll also check out the phenomenal blues of Chris Smither and Buddy Guy. In our second hour, join us for Dawes live at The Newport Folk Festival, and in our final hour we'll share a Mass For Peace with music by Joel Rafael, Simon and Garfunkel, Harvey Reid, Led Zeppelin, Tom Russell, and Karl Jenkins.