Bill Beckett

Airs Thursday, October 20, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Shane Rasmussen, an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Louisiana Folk life Center at Northwestern University, joined by the guest of honor, Ed Huey to share with us some insights about “Talking the Blues: A Musical Informance with Ed Huey.”  This musical informance takes place Saturday, October 22, at 2pm in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum. This event is free and open to all.

Red River Radio / Red River Radio

Airs Thursday, October 13, at 8:00 p.m. Barbara Jarrell will join hosts Wally Derleth and Bill Beckett for a live show on Red River Radio. She will bring her own originals and songs she cover. She will perform on Guitar and Pianos. Sandra Odom will also join in with her unique blend of songs for a delightful and fun evening of music. Support live, local music on the radio.

Press Image / Steve Howell

Airs Thursday, March 3, at 8 p.m. Guitarist Steve Howell along with guest artist Dan Sumner join hosts Wally Derleth and Bill Beckett for a live show on Red River Radio. Howell presents a delicate blend of roots music from country, blues and rockabilly to torch songs, all from the Great American Songbook. In 2011, his CD "Since I Saw You Last" was awarded the Historical Significance Award from the Academy of Texas Music. Support live, local music on the radio.

Press Image - Larry McClemons / Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

Airs Friday, October 7, at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we have new music from Patty Griffin, LAKE, Boreal sons, Kan Wakan, Augustines, Steve Howell, Buddy Flett, and Anders Osborne plus music from Etta Baker and Travis. Then a concert by Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, two wanders from Vermont, and in the final hour we'll sigh "An American Prayer." join me Friday at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.

Press Image / The Luce Group and KPVU-FM

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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