Bill Beckett

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Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford for July 18, 2017 - Profile Bird is the Brown-headed Nuthatch


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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.

Airs Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett talks with Shane Rasmussen, the Director for the Louisiana Folklife Center and an Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern State University about the 38th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival, which takes place Friday & Saturday, July 14 - 15, 2017, in the Praether Coliseum on the Campus of Northwestern State University.

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Airs Friday, July 7, 2017 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll start out with a folky bluesy first hour featuring tunes from Verlon Thompson & Guy Clark, Reverend Charley's Patent Medicine Show & Chris Thomas King, Buddy Flett & Hubert Sumlin, and we'll throw is some Townes Van Zandt & Pink Anderson as well. Then in our second hour we'll bring you a concert featuring Jason Isbell at The Newport Folk Festival and in our final hour we'll Bendin' Like a Willow Tree.

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