Mavis Staples

Airs Friday, May 5, 2017, at 9 p.m. It might have taken a while but Van Morrison never gave up on his idea to sing duets with some of his favorite artists. Once it got rolling, the singers came to Van, including such luminaries as Mavis Staples, Michal Buble, Joss Stone, Taj Mahal, Bobby Womack, Mark Knopfler and more.  In this special we hear from Van on how he chose the songs from such a vast catalog and re-worked them for duets vocals and we'll hear lots of these duets as well.

Erik Jacobs / NPR

Airs Friday, December 12, at 9 pm. This week on the Caravan we’ll feature a lot of new tracks from bands like Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, and Black Prairie, the Alabama Shakes and the Be Good Tanyas as well as some new blues from Dr. John, Mavis Staples and Shreveport’s own Professor Porkchop and the dishes. During our concert hour we’ll feature First Aid Kit, recorded live At the Newport Folk Festival, and this week in our final hour we ponder some Parables & Primes.

Press Image / Nick Brumley

Airs Friday, April 26 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll have new music from Heather Maloney and One Mile and Hour, a classic by Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and George Thorogood recorded Live in Boston. We'll also have music by Luther Allison, Mavis Staples, and Michael Futreal and during our second hour we take a road trip to Marshall Texas for some street music and then sit down with Texas Native Son Nick Brumley for a little chat and some music in our studios. For our final hour we'll take a walk in The Black Cat's Footsteps.  Join us this Friday night at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.