Caravan with Bill Beckett

Fridays at 9pm

So Much Music - So Little Time

The Caravan is a Weekly program featuring a diverse selection of music and hosted by Bill Beckett. Each week you'll hear selections from across the globe in a mosaic designed to carry you along effortlessly. The program will feature a broad mix in hour one with certain recurring themes. 

Hour two will feature live concert material gathers from around the country and world, from locally produced concert recorded in our new studios to concert we record at venues around our listening region. We will also feature specials on a variety of musical subjects and live CD material as well.

Hour three is simply called be quiet and play the music. This hour is designed as a 52:00 minute segment of music with no breaks. A listening experience that is unique. Underneath the music is a sort of hidden theme that only Bill knows and he's not telling, so you can approach the hour and let it affect you in your own unique way. Bill will return near the end to let you know what you've heard and close out with one final song.

Tune in Friday at 9:00 p.m. for the Caravan. Bill has a vast library of music and a deep love of all genre's from Indian Raga's and Delta Blues to Classical, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Alternative, and World and more. We hope you enjoy the experience and discover new music each week as well as hear familiar favorite.

For More Information contact Bill at wbeckett@lsus.edu.

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Airs Friday, September 21, 2018, 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.

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Airs Friday, September 14 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we take trip in our First Hour with Bob Tracy as he and Lee Roundtree host and hour of works by indie artist in a program they call "Black -n- Blues." Then we'll hear a concert from South by Southwest music festival featuring Alt J on the stage at the NPR Music Showcase held in Stubbs in Austin, ... and then in our final hour we search for the "Solace of a Prayer" with tracks from Patty Griffin, Martha Scanlan, The Eric Underwood Band, Pink Floyd, Erica Wheeler, and Bob Marley.

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Airs Friday, September 7, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll visit with December Wind, Magda Hiller, Rose Polenzani, Gypsy Soul, Annie Gallup, La Musgana, Anemos, Annie Wenz, Mary Jane Lamond, and Tim O'Brien. This week in our concert hour we'll visit with the Be Good Tanyas at the Thirsty Ear Festival of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and this week in our final hour we float down The Great Sad River.

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Airs Friday, August 31, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we have music from We Are Augustine, Twang Darkley, Xavier Rudd and Allison Crowe as well as tracks from Hat Check Girl, Nick Brumley, and Catie Curtis. Then in our concert hour we join Warren Haynes live at the Fur Peace Ranch, and in our final hour we'll travel Through Hollow Lands with Erica Wheeler, Twang Darkly, Sun Kil Moon, Maggie Koerner, and the James Gang.

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