Caravan

Elijah in the wilderness
Washington Allston (1779–1843) / The author died in 1843, so this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or fewer.

Airs Friday, June 19, 2020, at 9 p.m. Join us this week for a speciaol edition of the Caravan on Red River Radio. Our first hour is a Prayer, inspired by Jim Bickertsaff's Prayers of Elijah, a tribute Elijah Cummings along with two works composed by or arranged by Resident Artist, Composer, Dr. Gregory McPherson, Resident Artist, Composer, Director of Choral Music at Wiley College featuring the voice of Kate Campbell, and Michael Jackson’s Heal The World performed live at LeTourneau University in February, 2020, by the a Cappella Choir at Wiley College under the direction of Dr. Gregory McPherson and remixed here for the Juneteenth Collective. The hour also features music by sister Lucile Pope, Warren Wilken, the Damnations, John Miller, Sandy Denney, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, The Sons of the Never Wrong. The Wallin' Jennys, Andra Day, and Richie Havens.

Then in Hour Two we join Jack Johnson who has hosted annual concerts in Hawaii featuring his musician friends to raise money for the Kokua Foundation he and his wife created to support environmental education programs. This radio special features the best, one-of-a-kind collaborations from past festivals. Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, G Love and Ozomatli join Jack on his hits and covers. Jack also sits in on unique versions of songs made famous by his guests Ben Harper, Taj Mahal, Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Ziggy Marley and Damian Marley. Jack Johnson, G. Love, Wil-Dog (Ozomatli), Taj Mahal, and Zach Gill (A.L.O, Jack’s Band) discuss these performances and the environmental mission of the festival. The program includes one exclusive non-album track – “Home” recorded live at Blue Planet Studio in Honolulu. In Our Third Hour we wander deep through the Shades of Gray.

Airs Friday, March 6, 2020, at 9 p.m. Pink Floyd founder and 2015 Newport Folk Festival headliner, Roger Waters, looks back on his solo recordings, reflects on the continued relevance the subjects, focusing on his 1992 album Amused to Death. Roger: "whoever we are, wherever we live, whatever colour we are, whatever our religion is, whatever our political status, we need to reach out to each other to discover what it is in each individual human being that can understand the predicament of the other and stop going, “I’m the good guy, you're the bad guy.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sam_Cooke_billboard.jpg
RCA Victor Records / This advertisement (or image from an advertisement) is in the public domain because it was published in a collective work (such as a periodical issue) in the United States between 1924 and 1977 and without a copyright notice specific to the advertisement.

Airs Friday, February 21, 2020, at 9 p.m. This documentary details the life and music of Sam Cooke through his own recordings and commentary his friends, family and friends. This program features music from throughout his career that displays the great bredth of his talent before his tragic death in 1964 at the age of 33 - from his gospel roots to his upbeat classic hits, and from his high energy live concerts to his recordings of late-night mood pieces. Interview subjects include R&B legend Bobby Womack, Sam's brother L.C. Cooke, and drummer Hal Blaine.

Bela Fleck and Vusi Mahlasela on stage at Savannah Music Festival
Savannah Music Festival / Savannah Music Festival/PRX

Airs Friday, February 14, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. Part One of Two: Banjoist Bela Fleck performs alongside exceptional African musicians such as Toumani Diabate, Vusi Mahlasela, D'Gary, Anania Ngoliga and others. Recorded at the Trustees Theater during the Savannah Music Festival. Though the banjo is commonly associated with American musical styles such as country, folk and bluegrass, the stringed instrument was actually adapted from several African musicians before it developed into the modern banjo during the 20th century.

Airs Friday, February 14, 2020, at 9 p.m. Nina Simone was as powerful and complex a person as the music she played. She called it “Black Classical Music,” and it resists all definitions. Its jazz, rhythm and blues, folk, and gospel. It’s a combination as Rich as the culture. Like any legend, Nina Simone became a symbol for People and movements through the years, but she was first and foremost a performer. She acted out the story of each song as if it happened to het just yesterday.

Jimi Hendrix performs for Dutch television show Hoepla in 1967.
Beeld en Geluidwiki / This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Netherlands license.

Airs Friday, January 31, 2020, at 9 p.m. 2017 was the fiftieth Anniversary of the debut of the Jimi Hendrix Experience at Monterey Pop. In honor of that moment we bring you "The Jimi Hendrix Experience Live at Monterey: American Landing." A one hour documentary that traces Jimi's early days as a guitarist on the Chitlin' Circuit, through his time in New York's Greenwich Village, his discovery by the Animals' Chas Chandler, his journey to England, and triumphant return to America at Monterey Pop.

Pink Floyd performing at Live 8 in London
Dave Bushe / This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Airs Friday, January 24, 202, at 9 p.m. Exclusive interviews with the band’s three surviving members - David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Nick Mason, plus comments by the late Richard right, give rare insights from inside of one of rock’s most influential bands. Host/producer Redbeard (In the Studio) also adds footage from his own archive of Pink Floyd band member interviews, between a 1967-1994, career-spanning setlist of their best known songs.

Pink Floyd performing on their early 1973 US tour, shortly before the release of The Dark Side of the Moon
Calonius, Erik, Photographer - Environmental Protection Agency / This image (or other media) is a work of an Environmental Protection Agency employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As works of the U.S. federal government, all EPA images are in the public domain.

Airs Friday, January 17, 202, at 9 p.m. Exclusive interviews with the band’s three surviving members - David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Nick Mason, plus comments by the late Richard right, give rare insights from inside of one of rock’s most influential bands. Host/producer Redbeard (In the Studio) also adds footage from his own archive of Pink Floyd band member interviews, between a 1967-1994, career-spanning setlist of their best known songs.

Dr. John Press Image
Dr. John Press Image / Dr. John Press Image/Paul Ingles

Airs Friday, January 10, 2020, at 9 p.m. Music historian Paul Ingles takes listeners through a heart-felt retrospective of New Orleans music-legend Mac Rebennack - best known as Dr. John. Rebennack died Thursday, June 6, 2019 from a heart attack at the age of 2019. The LA Times heralded him as "a chief architect of the New Orleans sound."

Martha Scanlan
Press Image / Martha Scanlan

Airs Friday, January 3, 2020, at 9 p.m. This week we'll hear from The Trishas, Libby Kirkpatrick, Po' Girl, The Be Good Tanyas, Townes Van Zandt, Chris Thomas King, the Mansion Family, and Postmodern Jukebox in our first hour. Then, we go to Live at the Divide in Montana for a concert with Martha Scanlan, and in our final hour, we pay visit to The Last Cathedral with Richard Shindell, Steve Earle, Andrew Vasquez, Neil Young and Violet.

Pages