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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Airs Friday, August 12, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature new tracks from David Gray, Yellow Red Sparks, Doug Gillard, Dot Hacker, and Sweet Honey in the Rock plus some guitar driven blues from Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, and Tito and the Tarantula. In our second hour we travel South of the Border for a look at the Brazil Connection and this week in our final hour you'll find us at The Meeting Pool.

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Airs Friday, August 5, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature some familiar sounds to open with a couple of classic cuts by Jethro Tull, plus tracks from Hat Check Girl, Allison Crow, and Chris Belleaun, and we'll toss in some Aretha Frankin to boot. Then in our concert hour we travel to the Newport Folk Festival for a concert featuring Tift Merrit, and this week in our final hour we fly over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Rosanne Cash: The List

Jul 29, 2016
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Airs Friday, January 28 at 11 p.m. When she was 18 years old, Rosanne Cash was given a list of "100 Essential Country Songs" by her father Johnny. For her latest album she picked a baker's dozen of them and recorded "The List," re-interpreting these classics in her own inimitable way.

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Airs Friday, July 29, at 10 p.m. Joyride Media’s newest Bob Dylan special features his “Basement Tapes” recordings with The Band, mostly recorded in Woodstock, NY 1967. Hear the inside stories of how these recordings were made, and how they became legendary. More details and samples posted soon. For now, preview this full alternate take of “Odds and Ends.”

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Airs Friday, July 29, at 9 p.m. Townes van Zandt was a singer-songwriter born to wealth who cared nothing for it; a man who, by outward appearances often seemed happy, but who struggled with personal demons. Yet somehow, through it all, Townes managed to write songs of lasting beauty and profound emotional power. It is a story of tragedy and artistic triumph.