Bill Beckett

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Airs Friday, June 9, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we’ll feature music from PH Balance, Myshkin’s Ruby Warbler, Chris McCaa and Chris Allen, Rose Polenzani, Ali Farke Toure, Dave Matthews, Joe Ely and Buddy Flett. Then in our concert hour, Sigur Rós live, and in the final hour, we go Beneath The Fire.

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Airs Friday, June 2, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll walk about a bit, going to New Orleans from some new tracks from Maggie Koerner's latest CD as well as new music from the Carolina Chocolate Drops. We'll also hear from Red Bird, the Eric Underwood Band, and First Aid Kit with Blues by Charlie Musselwhite, AJ & the Two Tone Blues Band, and J. Edwards. We'll travel to India with Chitravina N. Ravikiran and to Mali with Ali Farke Toure. On the concert hour, the Punch Brothers live and on Be Quite and Play the Music we continue our travels on Wooden Ships.

Airs Friday, May 27, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll venture high into the Cry of The Snow Lion in Search of the elusive Mercy with music from Three Dog Night, Brian Bowers, Grey De Lisle, Mary Gauthier, Maggie Koerner, and Natalie Merchant. Then in our second hour we travel again to Boseman Montana for Fred Eaglesmith, Live from the Divide, and in our final hour we join the Eternal Caravan in search of the Song of the Wind.

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Airs Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett speaks with Chris Allen, a double bass artists with the Shreveport summer Music Festival, about their fifth annual Louisiana Jazz Camp which will take place the weeks of June 19 through the 24th.  Final Registration ends Saturday, June 10. You can learn more by going to Shreveport Summer Music Festival DOT Com or call 318-626-7996. That's 318-626-7996

Airs Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Father Peter Mangum, from St. John Berchmans Cathedral, along with Leonard Kacenjar, first violin with the Festival String Quartet, and composer Kermit Poling about the North American broadcast premiere of Kermit Poling’s “Within the Orb of Glories Wearing,” featuring our very own Shreveport Summer Music Festival String Quartet in a performance that will be Broadcast across the U.S. and Canada on the EWTN Network. The High Definition broadcast will also be shown at the Cathedral of St.

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