On Thursday, July 18 the Red River Radio recording crew traveled to the Alexandria Museum of Arts to record Buddy Flett and Josh Hyde at the acoustic concert series at the museum. John Wakefield was the MC and also opened the concert and was joined on stage by John Jordan on harmonica. Bill Beckett & Daniel Gordy from Red River Radio captured the show for future broadcast. A great audience turned out for the show and the Alexandria Museum of Art had refreshments for all.
These photos were take by Reverend Charley and are used here by permission.
Bill Beckett sit down with Alan Tooraen, Jim Hardey, Jeff Stewart, and Jack Leon, all member of Blue Shadows, a Shreveport based teen band that played Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Mississippi from 1965 - 1968. They are in town for a reunion show at Chickey's Boom Boom Room and Oyster House on Texas avenue in Shreveport. The show starts at 9 p.m. this Saturday, July 27.
Airs Friday, July 19 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature classic cuts from Neil Young & David Crosby, some R&B infused music from Pablo Cruise and some African inspired grooves from Regina Carter plus new country blues from the Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Lonesome River Band. We'll also hear from Darien Brahms, Robert Deeble, Dave Van Ronk, the Neville Brothers and Allison Crowe. This weeks concert feature Harvey Reid on stage in a blues and folk infused show with a touch of gospel and in our final hour we travel to Silium's Hill.
Aired Thursday, July 18 at 12 noon. 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 34th annual Louisiana Folk Festival which takes place Friday & Saturday, July 19 & 20 in Praether Coliseum on the Campus of Northwestern State University. For information about the festival, artists, and exhibits visit their web site at NSU Louisiana Folk Festivalor call (318) 357-4332.
Aired Wednesday, July 17 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett talks with Janice Gatlin, Director of the Multicultural Center of the South, and Ebru Waters, Chairman for a Taste of Culture, which takes place this Saturday, July 20, beginning at 6 pm at Diamond Jack’s Casino in Bossier City. For information about this event and the Multicultural Center of the South you can visit their website at www.mccsouth.org or call (318) 424-1380.