Bill Beckett

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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Airs Friday, June 30, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week we start with some broken things with music by Julie Miller, Patty Griffin, Erin McKeown, and Joe Walsh, plus a little Kava Kava, John Trudell, CCR, and East Mountain South. Then in our second hour, its a Wonderful Crazy Night with Elton John, and in hour final hour we explore Circles Of Sorrow with music from Sun Kil Moon, Nina Nastasia, Bonnie Prince Billy, Leonard Cohen, Jon Anderson, and Tim Buckley.

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Airs Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Blayne Weaver who stars in the role of Black Stache in Stage Center’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher, which open up Thursday June 22, at 7:30 pm at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse in Shreveport. Show times extend through this weekend and next and additional information can be found at Stage Center or by calling 318-218-9978.

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Airs Friday, June 16, 2017. at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we’ll feature a tracks from bands like Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, and Black Prairie, the Alabama Shakes and the Be Good Tanyas as well as some new blues from Dr. John, Mavis Staples and Shreveport’s own Professor Porkchop and the dishes. During our live set in the second hour, First Aid Kit live At the Newport Folk Festival, and in our final hour we'll Rise Up and Be Lonely.

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