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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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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Airs Friday, August 11, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we start with an up-tempo set featuring Asleep at the Wheel, the Clumsy Lovers, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, the Gourds and Raiford Starke. Then in our concert hour, The Black Lillies take the stage Live At The Divide, .. and then in our final hour we catch "Last Tide," with tunes from Ramananda, Chris Moore, Oregon, Collective Soul, Sun Kil Moon, and Led Zeppelin.

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Airs Friday, August 4, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll have cuts by Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Mansion Family, Buddy Flett, Luther Allison, King Curtis, and new tracks from John Gorka and Eliza Gilkyson. In our concert hour, Sarah Jarosz takes the stage, and in our final hour we're "Lost with the Lights On," seeking music by Robert Deeble, Neil Young, Johnny Depp & Come, Red House Painters, Patti Smith, and Nirvana.

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Airs Friday, July 28, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature tracks from Drive By Truckers, Don Conoscenti, Dennis Dunn, Tom Russel, Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, and Steve Earle in our first hour. This week's concert features part 1 of Geoff Achison and Randall Bramblett at the Fur Peace Ranch, and then week in our final hour, we'll dine with The Clown Prince featuring music by Nina Simone, Erin McKeown, Myshkin's Ruby Warbler, Patty Griffin, Maggie Koerner, Jon Anderson, and more.

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Airs Friday, July 21, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature new music from The Crackling, The Brooklyn Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, and The Cranberries as well as the title cut from Hard Bargain by Emmylou Harris. We'll also have a spotlight on Alvin Lee on Blues at the Bottom, a blast from the past from King Curtis, and in our concert, Scott Ainslie is featured live at the House of Beede, and in our final hour we'll listen for The Cry of the Snow Lion with tracks from Joan Baez, Sam Pacetti & Gabe Valla, Natalie Merchant, Daniel Lanois, Sandy Denny, Nirvana, and more.

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