Caravan

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Airs Friday, September 21, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature new music from The Crackling, the Brooklyn Brothers, Sarah Jarosz and the Cranberries as well as the title cut from Hard Bargain by Emmylou Harris. We'll also have a spotlight on Alvin Lee on Blues at the Bottom, a blast from the past from King Curtis, and in our concert, we travel to the Newport Folk Festival for a concert with Reggae Legends Toots and the Maytals, and in our final hour we'll listen for The Cry of the Snow Lion with tracks from Joan Baez, Sam Pacetti & Gabe Valla, Natalie Merchant, Daniel Lanois, Sandy Denny, Nirvana, and more.

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Airs Friday, September 14 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we take trip in our First Hour with Bob Tracy as he and Lee Roundtree host and hour of works by indie artist in a program they call "Black -n- Blues." Then we'll hear a concert from South by Southwest music festival featuring Alt J on the stage at the NPR Music Showcase held in Stubbs in Austin, ... and then in our final hour we search for the "Solace of a Prayer" with tracks from Patty Griffin, Martha Scanlan, The Eric Underwood Band, Pink Floyd, Erica Wheeler, and Bob Marley.

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Airs Friday, September 7, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll visit with December Wind, Magda Hiller, Rose Polenzani, Gypsy Soul, Annie Gallup, La Musgana, Anemos, Annie Wenz, Mary Jane Lamond, and Tim O'Brien. This week in our concert hour we'll visit with the Be Good Tanyas at the Thirsty Ear Festival of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and this week in our final hour we float down The Great Sad River.

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Airs Friday, August 31, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we have music from We Are Augustine, Twang Darkley, Xavier Rudd and Allison Crowe as well as tracks from Hat Check Girl, Nick Brumley, and Catie Curtis. Then in our concert hour we join Warren Haynes live at the Fur Peace Ranch, and in our final hour we'll travel Through Hollow Lands with Erica Wheeler, Twang Darkly, Sun Kil Moon, Maggie Koerner, and the James Gang.

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Airs Friday, August 24, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature some familiar sounds to open, music from Jethro Tull, plus new music from the Hat Check Girl, Allison Crow, and Louisiana's Chris Belleau. Later in our first hour, an epic performance from Aretha Franklin. On our Concert Hour this week feature Brandi Carlisle coming to you live from the 2018 Newport Folk Festival,... and in our final hour we'll search for the lost verses.

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Airs Friday, august 3, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature music new music by Jason Isbell, Terra Naomi, Lisa Loeb, The Howling Brothers and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.... plus music from Townes Van Zandt, Allison Crowe, Roy Book Binder, Robert Earl Keen and a couple of classic tracks from the Bluebirds. This week in our Concert Hour, Iris DeMeent take the stage at the Newport Folk Festival 2013, and in our final hour we'll seek answers to One Simple Question.

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Airs Friday, July 27, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll hear new music from Yellow Red Sparks, Antje Duvekot, Sarah Jarosz, and Colin Linden, ... we'll take a walk with Alice Coltrane, and we'll flash back to a couple of classics from "A' Train and King Curtis. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band takes the stage in hour two and you'll find us Somewhere Down The Crazy River in our final set. 

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Airs Friday, July 20, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we wander with a Midnight Runaway, featuring tracks from Three Dog Night, Simon and Garfunkle, Steppenwolf, Santana, and a healthy dose of Van Morrison. This in our concert hour we travel to the rustic setting of Florida's Nature Coast for Magda Hiller in concert and in our final hour we seek out the Quiet Joys of Brotherhood with tracks by Sandy Denny, Patty Griffin, Sun Kil Moon, Erin Mckeown, Brian Eno, and Rose Polenzani.

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Airs Friday, July 13, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature new tracks from Katie Glassman and Snapshot, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Molly Tuttle and John Mailander, Yarn, and The Royal Oui plus tunes from Steve Earl, J. Wagner, Terra Naomi, Allison Crowe and Sarah Jaroz. Then in our concert hour we feature Rory Block recorded live at the Fur Peace Ranch and in our final hour we are rejoicing in the hands.

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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.

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