Bill Beckett

Airs Friday, October 9, at 8 p.m. Pipp plays traditional cowboy music on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and bones. Pipp and his late brother, Guy Gillette, recorded eight albums of cowboy music and were recipients of the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Best Traditional Album of 2010. They also received the 2012 Wrangler Award for Best Outstanding Original Western Composition for their performance of the song, Trade Off, penned by Waddie Mitchell. Pipp Gillette raises cattle on the family ranch near Lovelady, Texas, where his grandfather started in 1912.

Airs Thursday, October 8, at 8 p.m. Twang Darkly returns to Red River Radio for a live performance of their unique blend of original instrumental music that has been described as "Interplanetary Mountain Music." Twang Darkly features Michael Futreal on Appalachian dulcimer, banjo, gourdtar, guitar, harmonica, flute, and suchlike; Lane Bayliss on drums; and Joel Boultinghouse on the big ol' string bass and electric guitars.

Aired Wednesday, September 23, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Karl Hasten and Nita Cole from the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum about "Glitz & Grits 2015," which takes place this Saturday, September 26, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport. For more information visit the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum on line or call 318-632-2020.

Aired Tuesday, September 15, at 6 p.m. Once again Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, took questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for the show please send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us for Bird Calls and call in a 800-552-8502 with your questions.

Guy Clark Press

Airs Friday, September 4, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we open with tracks by the Coming Grass, Julie Miller, The Gourds, and Celtic Soul along with Dan Bern, Harvey Reid, Eric Brandt, and Robert Deeble. Then in our second hour, ... From 'Desperadoes Waitin' on a Train'  - to - 'L.A. Freeway' and way beyond, we feature "West Texas 1941" - the intimate Story of Guy Clark, and this week in our final hour we go to the Meeting by the River with tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Ann Savoy & Linda Ronstadt, Jan Garbarek & Agnes Buen Garnås, Ry Cooder & Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, and Jean Pierre Rampal with the Ensemble Lunaire.

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