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Airs Friday, December 9, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature new music from The Crackling, the Brooklyn Brothers, Sarah Jarosz and the Cranberries as well as the title cut from Hard Bargain by Emmylou Harris. We'll also have a spotlight on Alvin Lee on Blues at the Bottom, a blast from the past from King Curtis, and in our concert, Josh Ritter Live, and in our final hour we'll listen for The Cry of the Snow Lion.

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Airs Friday, September 30, at 9 p.m.  Texas Jazz & Blues Greats is hosted by jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, a Texas native himself.  Moran was recently tapped to be the Creative Director at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts after the passing of Dr. Billy Taylor, and was the recipient of the 2010 MacArthur Fellowship.  A student of the blues, Jason’s virtuoso performances marries classical, blues, and jazz with the musical influences of his generation including funk, hip-hop, and rock.  The Texas Jazz & Blues Greats project was right in his sweet spot!       This two-hour special covers a wide range of artists – connecting the dots between jazz, blues, funk and soul music. Hour 1 includes Sly Stone (yes, funk is in the family!), Big Mama Thornton, Joe Sample, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Joe Tex, David Fathead Newman and King Curtis.     Hour 2 includes Billy Preston, Illinois Jacquet, Esther Philips, Leadbelly, Bobbi Humphrey, Billy Harper, Albert Collins, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. All are sons and daughters of Texas.  Produced by The Luce Group and KPVU-FM Prairie View TX 

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Airs Friday, January 22, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll have cuts by Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Mansion Family, Buddy Flett, Luther Allison, King Curtis, and new tracks from John Gorka and Eliza Gilkyson. In our concert hour, Sarah Jarosz takes the stage at the Newport Folk Festival, and in our final hour we're "Lost with the Lights On."

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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.

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Airs Friday, July 17 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll have cuts by Credence Clearwater Revival, the Mansion Family, Buddy Flett, Luther Allison, King Curtis, and new tracks from John Gorka and Eliza Gilkyson. In our concert hour, Sarah Jarosz takes the stage at the Newport Folk Festival, and in our final hour we're "Lost with the Lights On."

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