Beale Street Caravan-logo

Beale Street Caravan

Blues Music >

More Information

Location:

United States

Language:

English

Contact:

(901) 521-8207


Episodes

#2301 - Brian Owens & The Deacons of Soul

10/15/2018
More
This week we have the highly anticipated Brian Owens & The Deacons of Soul in a live performance captured at the Levitt Shell. Brian Owens comes to us from his hometown of St Louis, our Mississippi River cousin to the north. Much like our rivertown neighbor to the south, New Orleans, it’s a city long associated with the sounds of the African American created genres of blues, jazz, gospel, and soul. He recently released an album called Soul of Cash… a soulful reimagining of works from Memphis...

Duration:00:59:41

#2238 - Stax Museum’s 15th Anniversary and Reba Russell

6/25/2018
More
We have a lot in store for you this week on BSC! First we have The BoKeys performing in Studio A of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. We sit down and talk with Floyd Newman, founding member of The Memphis Horns. Then we head to the Beale Street Music Fest and catch a set from BSC perennial, Reba Russell.

Duration:00:58:21

#2237 Love Light Orchestra

6/18/2018
More
It's real-deal Memphis Blues... the kind of sophisticated blues and jazz sounds you would have heard floating from the windows of The Palace on Beale Street in the 40's and 50's. Keeping the flame burning bright is Memphis’ own Love Light Orchestra. L​ove Light Orchestra features Blues Music Award-winner John Nemeth on vocals, Joe Restivo on guitar, Tim Goodwin on bass, Earl Lowe on drums, Gerald Stephens on keys, and a five piece horn section that includes Marc Franklin, Scott Thompson,...

Duration:00:58:21

#2236 - Members Only: A Tribute to Bobby Blue Bland

6/11/2018
More
This week on the Caravan we have Members Only: A Tribute to Bobby Blue Bland. Produced by Memphis musician Rodd Bland, son of the late blues icon, the tribute is held at B. B. King’s Blues Club on Beale Street during Blues Music Awards weekend. Special guests include Sugaray Rayford, Mike Ledbetter, Ashton Riker, Andy Duncanson, John Nemeth, and Tom Wurth. BSC contributor Jim Spake also returns to continue his series, “Crazy About the Saxophone” on the legendary sidemen that played rock’s...

Duration:00:58:21

#2235 - Mellotron Variations and Hunt Sales

6/4/2018
More
This week on the program we have Mellotron Variations. An instrumental project built around one of the most unique instruments ever conceived. We’ll also hear from rock and roll veteran, and sideman to the stars, Hunt Sales. BSC contributor Jim Spake is back with us to continue his series, "Crazy About a Saxophone" on the legendary sidemen that played rock’s original lead instrument.

Duration:00:58:21

#2234 - 2018 Blues Music Awards

5/29/2018
More
This week on the program we celebrate the biggest night in blues, The 2018 Blues Music Awards. Performances on the episode include winners of the emerging artist category, Southern Avenue, and Memphis music heroes, The North MS Allstars featuring Sharde Thomas.

Duration:00:58:21

#2233 - 2018 Ameripolitan Music Awards

5/21/2018
More
This week we feature highlights from Dale Watson's 2018 Ameripolitan Awards Productions, held right here in Memphis, with performances by Asleep at the Wheel, Nikki Lane, Sleepy LaBeef, Jessi Dayton, James Intveld, Dicky Lee, Jason D Williams, Dale Watson featuring The Blackwood Brothers, Big Sandy, Don Diego with Mario Monterosso and Chris Casello, and Matthew & Gunnar Nelson.

Duration:00:58:21

#2232 - Sons of Mudboy

5/14/2018
More
This week we bring the mysterious, inscrutable, ever changing Sons of Mudboy in a performance at our favorite little dive bar, BAR DKDC, featuring Jimmy Crosthwait , Ben Baker, Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, and Steve Selvidge of The Hold Steady and BASH & POP. They are joined by friends Paul "Snowflake" Taylor on bass, Luke White singing harmony vocals, George Sluppick on drums, and Art Edmaiston and Marc Franklin on horns. Also joining us will be...

Duration:00:58:21

#2231 - John Paul Keith

5/7/2018
More
This week we feature beloved Memphis songwriter, guitarslinger, bandleader, and frequent BSC contributor, John Paul Keith, as he celebrates the release of his latest studio effort, Heart Shaped Shadow. The album is available on Last Chance Records, produced by Will Sexton, and recorded by Scott Bomar at Electraphonic Recording. Also joining us will be BSC contributor, Jim Spake, exploring the legendary sidemen from the early years of rock and roll that played rock’s original lead instrument...

Duration:00:58:21

#2230 - Liz Brasher

4/30/2018
More
This week we feature Fat Possum recording artist, Liz Brasher, who recently moved to Memphis and is celebrating the release of her latest album, Outcast. Pat Mitchell sits down with Liz for an in-depth interview, and we continue our series with Dr. Barbara Ching exploring the connection between country music and the blues.

Duration:00:58:21

#2229 - Kaia Kater

4/23/2018
More
This week we feature emerging African-Canadian roots artist, Kaia Kater, in a live performance right here at our BSC office. BSC contributor Barbara Ching returns to continue her series on the connections between country music and the blues.

Duration:00:58:21

#2228 - Motel Mirrors

4/16/2018
More
This week we feature a live performance from Memphis’ own, Motel Mirrors as they celebrate the recent release of their newest studio effort, “In The Meantime." Pat Mitchell sits down with members John Paul Keith, Amy LaVere, Will Sexton, and Shawn Zorn to talk about the band's growth and how they found the time to make a record despite all of their busy touring schedules. #ilistentomemphis

Duration:00:58:21

#2227 - Dale Watson

4/9/2018
More
This week we feature a performance from Dale Watson at the 2018 Ameripolitan Awards here in Memphis, TN. Also on the episode, an interview with Dale, and Dr. Barbara Ching continues her series exploring the connection between country music and the Blues.

Duration:00:58:21

#2226 - Greyhounds

4/2/2018
More
This week we feature a live performance by the Greyhounds, Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube. BSC contributor Barbara Ching returns to continue her series on the connections between country music and the blues.

Duration:00:58:21

#2225 - The Kimbrough Brothers at Deep Blues Fest

3/26/2018
More
This week we feature the North Mississippi-Juke Joint-Cotton Patch Soul Blues of the Robert Kimbrough Sr. BluesConnection in a performance recorded at the New Roxy during the Deep Blues Festivalin Clarksdale, MS. Pat Mitchell interviews brothers Robert, Kinney, and David Kimbrough. #ilistentomemphis

Duration:00:58:21

#2224 - Remembering Mose Allison

3/19/2018
More
This week we dip into the BSC archives and remember the "Faulkner of Jazz," Mose Allison. As part of this we’ll also hear highlights from “I Love The Life I Live: A Tribute to Mose Allison” - a show produced by Memphis musician Alex Greene featuring backing by Tom Lonardo and Tim Goodwin, Mose’s long-time rhythm section.

Duration:00:58:21

#2223 - Kenny Brown at Deep Blues Fest

3/12/2018
More
This week we feature a performance by our good friend Kenny Brown, recorded live at the New Roxy in Clarksdale, MS during the Deep Blues Festival. Pat Mitchell sits down for an interview with Kenny, and Dr. Barbara Ching continues her series on the connections between country music and the Blues. Special thanks to the good folks at The Shack Up Inn , The Hooker Hoteland Honey Hill Bed & Breakfast for accommodating us during our stay in Clarksdale! Y'all are the best. #ilistentomemphis

Duration:00:58:21

#2222 - Remembering Little Milton

3/5/2018
More
This week we unlock the Beale Street Caravan vault to remember Blues legend, James Milton Campbell Jr. -- better known as Little Milton. You'll hear a mix of performances and interviews from our archives, plus Dr. Barbara Ching returns with her series exploring the connection between country music and the Blues. #ilistentomemphis

Duration:00:58:21

#2221 - Los Lobos

2/26/2018
More
This week we feature Los Lobos in a live performance from "Stars at the Shell" at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park, Midtown Memphis. We also have an interview with Steve Berlin and the continuation of our series with Dr. Barbara Ching exploring the connection between country music and the Blues.

Duration:00:58:21

#2220 - 2018 International Blues Challenge Finals

2/19/2018
More
This week the Caravan heads down the street to The Orpheum Theatre-Memphis for highlights from the Finals of The Blues Foundation's 2018 International Blues Challenge. You’ll hear performances from the finals, featuring the the winners and runners up of the solo/duo and band categories, and interviews with participants and blues fans from all around the world. #ilistentomemphis #IBC2018 On the episode: Daniel Eriksen - Blues Recording Artist & Slide Guitaristrepresenting Oslo Bluesklubb,...

Duration:00:58:21