Caravan

Terraplane by Steve Earle
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Airs Friday, August 19, at 9 p.m. Inspired by the Robert Johnson song, Terraplane Blues, Steve Earle's foray into the Texas blues brings along noted guitarist Chris Masterson (of The Dukes and his own band, The Mastersons), urging Earle into electric exploration. 

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Airs Friday, August 12, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature new tracks from David Gray, Yellow Red Sparks, Doug Gillard, Dot Hacker, and Sweet Honey in the Rock plus some guitar driven blues from Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, and Tito and the Tarantula. In our second hour we travel South of the Border for a look at the Brazil Connection and this week in our final hour you'll find us at The Meeting Pool.

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Airs Friday, August 5, 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, July 22, at 9 p.m. This week on the caravan we start on a trail of Cold Blooded Love and end up on the whipping post with tracks from The Trishas, Townes Van Zandt, Birds of Chicago, Steve Earl, Masayoshi Fujita, HEM, the Banditos, and the Allman Brothers. In our second our we join Darrell Scott Live on stage at Merlfest and in our final hour we find a respite, "Up Above the Clouds," with cuts by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Andrew Vasquez, Danny Schmidt, William Ackerman, Natalie Merchant, L. Subramanian, and Turin Brakes.

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Airs Friday, July 8, at 9 p.m. This week we'll hear tracks from Ben Folds Five, Terra Naomi, and Cloud Control plus tunes from Allison Crowe, Nick Brumley and Buddy Flett. In our second hour, 2we join renowned Jazz Artist McCoy Tyner - Live on Stage at Disney hall, and this week in oir final hour, It's All Water Under The Bridge, with tracks from Dan Bern, Gemma Hayes, Jack Johnson, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, and Bruce Springsteen.

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