Caravan

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Airs Friday, April 13, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature some familiar sounds to open with a couple of classic cuts by Jethro Tull, plus tracks from Hat Check Girl, Allison Crow, and Chris Belleaun, and we'll toss in some Aretha Frankin to boot. Then in our concert hour we travel to the Newport Folk Festival for a concert featuring Tift Merrit, and this week in our final hour we Fly over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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Airs Friday, April 6, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature a two part appreciation of Top Petty starting with Tom Petty - Live and Kickin' It. The legendary rocker's surprising death on October 2, 2017 set off a series of tributes and fond memories by Petty's millions of fans around the world. Paul Ingles produced several specials honoring the beloved musician. Then we'll hear Room At The Top. Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis and Esquire Magazine's Jeff Slate join Paul Ingles for a thoughtful and heart-felt review of the special qualities that made the late Tom Petty such an important figure in rock 'n' roll. Music from throughout Tom's 40 year career is featured. In our Final hour we'll examine a Paradox of Grace.

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Airs Friday, March 30, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we open with a hour long profile of Brian Blade featuring an interview conducted by Alan Dyson and Robert Trudeau who explore just some of his musical output and collaborations plus word from Brian on his life's journey. Musical selection feature Brian as drummer on each including music by Norah Jones, Iron & Wine, Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois, Charlie Haden, Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, and his own group, Brian Blade & Fellowship Band. In our second hour we'll hear a concert by Steve Earl recorded Live at the Fur Peace Ranch, and in our final hour we'll wade In streams of the spring.

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Airs Friday, March 16, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll listen to new songs from Simone Dinnerstein with Tift Merritt and Sweet Honey in the Rock plus some classic cuts by John Trudell, Norah Jones and King Curtis. For Blues at the Bottom we'll flash back to Robert Johnson and we'll hear from Neil Young, and in our concert Hour we'll join Chitravina Ravikiran and Rajeev Taranath for a raga recorded live at the India Nights Concert 2013 and in our final hour join us as we visit with The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter.

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Airs Friday, March 9, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we take a page from Randall Bramblett, Tim Easton, Paul Lee Kupfer & Ian Thomas Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, plus blues by AJ & Two Tone Blues Band, Jazzianna, and Dr. John. Then in our concert hour we travel back to India Nights 2013 for a concert featuring Rajeev Taranath and Chitravina N. Ravikiran and in our final hour we’ll walk Along the High Ridges.

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