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.

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Airs Friday, May 17 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we have new music by the Secret Sisters and The Black Swans as well as tunes by Robert Deeble, John Trudell, and Alex De Grassi. On Blues at the Bottom, something old from Billy Holiday and something new from James Cotton, plus Joe Pug and Charles Brown. Then, in our concert hour, Dave Brubeck at the 2009 New Port Jazz Festival. On Be Quiet and Play the Music we'll wander into the Great Impossible. Tune in Friday at 9 for the Caravan here on Red River Radio.

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Airs Friday, May 10 at 9 p.m. Join us for another adventure on the Caravan this Friday when we'll listen to some new tracks from Ben Folds Five, Myshkin's Ruby Warbler, and Mia Dyson as well as some vintage cuts from Neil Young and Victoria Williams. We'll have Blues by Buddy Flett, Etta Baker, Bobby Rush, and Chris Belleau and a splash of Zydeco from Beau Jocque and The Zydeco Hi Rollers. On our concert hour we'll hear from Chris Smither ... Live at the Fur Peace Ranch and in the third hour we'll be Chasing the Westing Sun. That's the Caravan, Friday at 9 here on Red River Radio.

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Airs Friday, May 3 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we feature new music by My Morning Jacket, Joy Kills Sorrow and We Are Augustine and new Blues from Dr. John and Gregg Allman. We'll also have some good ol' fun with Ticklepenny Corner, Joel Rafael and Blues Traveler and in our second hour, Verlon Thompson takes the stage. Then on Be Quiet and Play The Music, ... we take it By Theft and Illusion. That's the Caravan, Friday at 9 on Red River Radio.

Press Image / Nick Brumley

Airs Friday, April 26 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll have new music from Heather Maloney and One Mile and Hour, a classic by Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and George Thorogood recorded Live in Boston. We'll also have music by Luther Allison, Mavis Staples, and Michael Futreal and during our second hour we take a road trip to Marshall Texas for some street music and then sit down with Texas Native Son Nick Brumley for a little chat and some music in our studios. For our final hour we'll take a walk in The Black Cat's Footsteps.  Join us this Friday night at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.


Apr 19, 2013

Airs Friday, December 19 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we have new music from Craig Finn and some classics from Erica Wheeler, Taj Mahal, and Muddy Waters and we'll visit with Children of a Mayana God.  In our 2nd hour, a look back at Rumors by Fleetwood Mac, and in our third hour we'll wander mysteriously by still waters. Join us Friday at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.