Caravan

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Airs Friday, January 8, 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, Cassandra Wilson, and Chris Belleau, 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 Merritt, and this week in our final hour we fly over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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Airs Friday, January 1, 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 tracks from the latest release by Buddy Flett.  Then in our concert hour, Sigur Ros live from Celebrate Brooklyn, and in the final hour, we go beneath the fire. Tune in for the Caravan, Friday at 9 on Red River Radio.

Press / Brian Blade

Airs Friday, December 18, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature a special one hour profile of Shreveport's own Brian Blade featuring selected works from Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band plus numerous works from other artists with whom he collaborated. Then we turn to Paul Winter and our annual holiday special "Paul Winter's Solstice Concert" with special guests Paul McCandless, gospel singer Theresa Thomason, Danny Rivera -- the "National Voice of Puerto Rico”, and Abdel Salaam's Forces of Nature percussion and dance ensemble. 

Press Image / Spirit Family Reunion

Airs Friday, December 11 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll listen to music 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 the Spirit Family Reunion Live at the Divide, and this week in our final hour join us as we gaze upon her ... As The Earth Weeps.

Press Image / Martha Scanlan

Airs Friday, December 4, at 9 p.m. This week we'll hear from The Trishas, Libby Kirkpatrick, Po' Girl, The Be Good Tanyas, Townes Van Zandt, Chris Thomas King, the Mansion Family, and Postmodern Jukebox in our first hour. Then, we go to Live at the Divide in Montana for a concert with Martha Scanlan, and in our final hour, we pay visit to The Last Cathedral with Richard Shindell, Steve Earle, Andrew Vasquez, Neil Young and Violet.

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