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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Airs Friday, September 30, at 9 p.m.  Texas Jazz & Blues Greats is hosted by jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, a Texas native himself.  Moran was recently tapped to be the Creative Director at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts after the passing of Dr. Billy Taylor, and was the recipient of the 2010 MacArthur Fellowship.  A student of the blues, Jason’s virtuoso performances marries classical, blues, and jazz with the musical influences of his generation including funk, hip-hop, and rock.  The Texas Jazz & Blues Greats project was right in his sweet spot!       This two-hour special covers a wide range of artists – connecting the dots between jazz, blues, funk and soul music. Hour 1 includes Sly Stone (yes, funk is in the family!), Big Mama Thornton, Joe Sample, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Joe Tex, David Fathead Newman and King Curtis.     Hour 2 includes Billy Preston, Illinois Jacquet, Esther Philips, Leadbelly, Bobbi Humphrey, Billy Harper, Albert Collins, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. All are sons and daughters of Texas.  Produced by The Luce Group and KPVU-FM Prairie View TX 

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Airs Friday Night at 9 p.m.  This weeks Caravan features music by Cloud Control, Nick Brumley, and Matt The Electrician, with Blues at the Bottom by Etta Baker, Kieren Kane, Xavier Rudd and a little Buddy & Julie Miller for fun. On the concert hour, Dave Mallett on the stage.

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Airs Friday, September 16, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we open with an hour about love and the troubles, trials, and joy it may bring. We'll hear tunes by John Anderson, Chris Smither, Destination Still Unknown, Marie Nofsinger, Sam Pacetti, and the Rolling Stones. In our concert hour we Join Neko Case live at Disney Concert Hall and in our final hour we wander In Between Dreams. Join Me Friday at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.

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Airs Friday, September 9, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we open with tracks by the Coming Grass, Julie Miller, The Gourds, and Celtic Soul along with Dan Bern, Harvey Reid, Eric Brandt, and Robert Deeble. Then in our second hour, ... From 'Desperadoes Waitin' on a Train' - to - 'L.A. Freeway' and way beyond, we feature "West Texas 1941" - the intimate Story of Guy Clark, and this week in our final hour we go to the Meeting by the River with tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Ann Savoy & Linda Ronstadt, Jan Garbarek & Agnes Buen Garnås, Ry Cooder & Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, and Jean Pierre Rampal with the Ensemble Lunaire.

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Airs Friday, September 2, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll open with a look back at the life and influences of David Bowie featuring tracks from The Rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust, Space Oddity, and Heroes plus track from numerous artists he collaborated with including Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Mott The Hoople, and more. Then, in our concert hour, another musical icon, Arlo Guthrie live on stage at the Tent Show Radio Hour Live from Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield Wisconsin and in our final hour we'll dance with the Lady in Black.

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