Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Airs Thursday, September 5 at 9 p.m.  For over 50 years, Preservation Hall Jazz Band has brought life to the sounds of New Orleans. Some of the original members hailed from the beginning of Jazz itself. The music that Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays has been passed down through the generations. Now they have written their first-ever album of entirely new songs that both respects their traditions and takes them into the future. In this one-hour radio special, you'll hear about the band, life in New Orleans and the new music from members Ben Jaffe, Charlie Gabriel and Rickie Monie, plus their co-producer Jim James of My Morning Jacket.

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Airs Friday, August 23 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature music new music by Jason Isbell, Terra Naomi, Lisa Loeb, The Howling Brothers and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.... plus music from Townes Van Zandt, Allison Crowe, Roy Book Binder, Robert Earl Keen and a couple of classic tracks from The Bluebirds. This week in our Concert Hour, Iris DeMent take the stage at the Newport Folk Festival 2013, and in our final hour we'll seek answers to One Simple Question. Join us Friday at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, August 23, 2013

Airs Thursday, August 8 at 8 p.m.  On paper, it wouldn't appear that the mixture of a traditional New Orleans jazz group and a classic bluegrass band on the same stage would make for a musical extravaganza. But when the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band decided to make a recording and follow it up with a national tour, the result was the essence of the term "Americana". In this episode, we listen to a seamless blend of soul-lifting traditional harmonies as the high and lonesome sound of the Appalachians comes together with the hot and lively jazz of New Orleans. 

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Airs Friday, April 12 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll hear new music from Yellow Red Sparks,  Antje Duvekot, Sarah Jarosz and Colin Linden, ... we'll take a walk with Alice Coltrane, and we'll flash back to a couple of classics from "A' Train and King Curtis. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band takes the stage in hour two and you'll find us Somewhere Down The Crazy River in our final set. Join us Friday at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.