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, August 24, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature some familiar sounds to open, music from Jethro Tull, plus new music from the Hat Check Girl, Allison Crow, and Louisiana's Chris Belleau. Later in our first hour, an epic performance from Aretha Franklin. On our Concert Hour this week feature Brandi Carlisle coming to you live from the 2018 Newport Folk Festival,... and in our final hour we'll search for the lost verses.

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Airs Friday, August 17, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature some classic tracks from Van Morrison, Victoria Williams, and Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers plus something new from Devendra Banhart and something exotic from Huun Huur Tu and on Blues at the Bottom, Buddy Flett, Henry Gray, and Carol Fran drive it on home. In our concert set this week we four tracks from an NPR Tiny Desk concert with Lord Huron and then we travel to Austin for a SXSW concert at Momo's with Sarah Jaffe. Our Final hour is a kick up your heels set guaranteed to get your feets a movin'.

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Airs Friday, August 10, 2018, 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 live set in the second hour, we’ll feature First Aid Kit, recorded live, and in our final hour we'll follow the Wind River. 

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Airs Friday, august 3, 2018, 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 DeMeent take the stage at the Newport Folk Festival 2013, and in our final hour we'll seek answers to One Simple Question.

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Airs Friday, July 27, 2018, 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. 

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