Caravan

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Airs Friday, June 21, 2019, at 9 p.m. A lively special spotlighting Elton John's early work from eight remarkable albums released in three years from 1970- 1973. Special is timed to synchronize with the new Elton John biopic "Rocketman" which was released to theaters this past Memorial Day Weekend, 2019. Then in our second hour, we'll feature concert cuts from Sam Pacetti, Dave Mallet, Harvey Reid, Destination Still Unknown, Diane Ward, and Amy Carol Webb. In our final hour, we'll ponder a Paradox of Grace.

Arlo Guthrie performs at the Minnesota Zoo Amphitheatre July 19, 2005 during his Alice's Restaurant Massacre 40th Anniversary Tour.
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Airs Friday, June 14, 2019, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll open with a look back at the life and influences of David Bowie featuring tracks from The Rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust, Space Oddity, and Heroes plus track from numerous artists he collaborated with including Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Mott The Hoople, and more. Then, in our concert hour, another musical icon, Arlo Guthrie live on stage at the Tent Show Radio Hour Live from Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield Wisconsin and in our final hour we'll dance with the Lady in Black.

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Airs Friday, June 7, 2019, 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 77 in 2019. The LA Times heralded him as "a chief architect of the New Orleans sound."

In hour Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, two musical wanderers from Vermont, will be featured in a live concert, and in the final hour we'll sigh "An American Prayer." 

Aaron O'Rourke Trio
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Airs Friday, May 17, 2019, 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.

Linda Ronstadt
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Airs Friday, May 31, 2019 at 9 p.m. The remarkable and varied performing career of Linda Ronstadt is explored by a panel of her friends, music writers, musicians and fans. Plus archival interviews with Linda. Features hits and deep album cuts (44 songs included in the two-hour version) from all her many genre explorations and commentary from Peter Asher, JD Souther, Maria Muldaur, John Boylan, and others plus Linda herself. Hosted by Paul Ingles, who brought you "The Emergence..." episodes on Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Otis Redding and more.

Justin Townes Earle
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Airs Friday, May 24, 2019. at 9 p.m. In Search of a Song executive producer Rich Reardin interviews Nashville singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle . Once compared to a man who wears many suits, in thirty-two short years Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally.

Caravan: McCoy Tyner

May 10, 2019
McCoy Tyner
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Airs Friday, May 10, 2019, at 9 p.m. This week we'll hear tracks from Ben Folds Five, Terra Naomi, and Cloud Control plus tunes from Allison Crowe, Nick Brumley, and Buddy Flett. In our second hour, we join renowned Jazz Artist McCoy Tyner, and this week in our final hour, It's All Water Under The Bridge, with tracks from Dan Bern, Gemma Hayes, Jack Johnson, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, and Bruce Springsteen.

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Airs Friday, May 3, 2019, at 9 p.m. The O'Jays have made their final album, The Last Word, and it's filled with wisdom, love and some choice words about the state of the world. In our second we'll feature the Sweedish Folk Duo First Aid Kit for a live concert from the Newport Folk Festival and in our final hour hour we ponder some Parables & Primes with music by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Danny Schmidt, William Ackerman, Natalie Merchant, L. Subramanian, and Led Zeppelin.

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Airs Friday, April 26, 2019, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan look back at the early years of Pink Floyd will key selections from the years before Dark Side Of The Moon. Then in our concert hour we'll hear Josh Ritter Live, and in our final hour we'll listen for The Cry of the Snow Lion with music by Joan Baez, The Be Good Tanyas, Natalie Merchant, Jeff Beal & Nawang Khechog, Daniel Lanois, Sandy Denny and more.

India Nights Concert
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Airs Friday, April 19, 2019, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll listen to new songs from Simone Dinnerstein with Tift Merritt and Sweet Honey in the Rock plus some classic cuts by John Trudell, Norah Jones, and King Curtis. For Blues at the Bottom we'll flash back to Robert Johnson and we'll hear from Neil Young, and in our concert Hour we'll join Chitravina Ravikiran and Rajeev Taranath for a raga recorded live at the India Nights Concert 2013 and in our final hour join us as we visit with The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter.

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