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, June 15, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature new music from One Mile An Hour and the Be Good Tanya's plus tracks from Myshkin's Ruby Warbler, Patty Griffin, Andrew Bird, Michael Hedges, Maggie Koerner along with Blues from Odetta and Lizz Wright. Then, in our concert hour we'll join Emmylou Harris live at the Newport Folk Festival in in our final hour we'll wander Gently Off The Edge.

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Airs Friday, June 8, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we open with a spotlight on the newest album by Neko Case. You can hear Neko Case and her band perform songs from 'Hell-On,' as well as some of her best-known material, live in an intimate setting. Then in our second hour we'll hear from the Punch Brothers live from the Newport Folk Festival and in our final hour we'll wander far into the Wulu Mist with music by Joanna Newsom, Nanae Yoshimura, Samite, William Ackerman, David Darling & Wulu Bunun, Huun Huur Tu, and Crosby Still & Nash.

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Airs Friday, June 1, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll hear from the Sons of the Never Wrong, Andrew Bird, Garrison Doles, Yael Meyer, Christina Rosenvinge, Keb Mo, Buddy Flett, AJ & The Two Tone Blues Band, The Lackadaisies, Ollabelle and Maggie Koerner. Then in our concert hour we hear a concert featuring the Aaron O'Rourke Trio ... and in our final hour we'll take "Something for the Pain" with tracks from Robert Deeble, Ida, 12 Stones, L. Subramaniam, Czeslaw Milosz, Sun Kil Moon and more.

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Airs Friday, May 25, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we new tracks Willie Nelson, Patty Griffin, The Mercy Brothers, and Buddy Flett plus blues from Neal Pattman, Taj Mahal, Little Pink Anderson and Ray Bonneville. Then in our concert hour we'll hear some tight four part harmonies from The Trishas, recorded Live at the Divide and in our final hour we'll walk in The Black Cat's Footsteps with cuts by Ulla Pirttijarvi, Anouar Brahem, Richard & Linda Thompson, Bill Miller, Gemma Hayes and Beth Orton.

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Airs Friday, May 18, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature a brand new release from the Johnny Cash Archives plus new tunes by Paul Ruske, Arianna Savall, Anders Osbourne, Della Mae, and Antje Duvekot plus tracks from Allison Crowe, Alabama Shakes, and Curtis Mayfield. Then, in our concert hour, Rod MacDonald takes the stage at Leu Gardens in Orlando Florida, and in our final hour we "Catch this cloud" with tracks from Chelsea Lynn LaBate, Ash RA Temple, Abbie Gardner & Anthony da Costa, Jeffrey Foucault, Cat Power and the Hold Steady.

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