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.

Press Image / Sam Pacetti

Airs Friday, July 6, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll wander through the end of Childhood with tracks by Pink Floyd, Verlon Thompson, Poi Dog Pondering, Jethro Tull, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and Steppenwolf in our first hour. Then we'll travel to the Sunday Sampler Concert series for a performance by Finger Picking Master Sam Pacetti, and in our final hour we'll ponder What Would the Community Think.

Terraplane by Steve Earle / Steve Earle

Airs Friday, June 29, 2018, at 9 p.m. Inspired by the Robert Johnson song, Terraplane Blues, Steve Earle's foray into the Texas blues brings along noted guitarist Chris Masterson (of The Dukes and his own band, The Mastersons), urging Earle into electric exploration.

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Press Image by Vikas Nambiar / Geoff Achison

Airs Friday, June 22, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature tracks from Drive By Truckers, Don Conoscenti, Dennis Dunn, Tom Russel, Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, and Steve Earle in our first hour. This week's concert features part 1 of Geoff Achison and Randall Bramblett at the Fur Peace Ranch, and then week in our final hour, we'll dine with The Clown Prince featuring music by Nina Simone, Erin McKeown, Myshkin's Ruby Warbler, Patty Griffin, Maggie Koerner, Jon Anderson, and more.

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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.

Neko Case - Press Image / Neko Case

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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