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#2309 - Memphis Ukulele Band Christmas

12/10/2018
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature the Memphis Ukulele Band as they help us kick of the Christmas holiday season. We’ll hear a performance captured at Lafayette's Music Room, and later in the program we get to sit down and catch up with the band. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us to deliver an installment of the Blues Hall of Fame, an exploration of the lives of the pioneers and innovators enshrined in the Blues Hall of Fame, here in Memphis, TN, brought to...

Duration:00:58:21

#2308 - The Suitcase Junket and Don Lifted

12/3/2018
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature two up and coming artists. First we’ll hear from The Suitcase Junket. Then we’ll hear from Memphis artist, Don Lifted, who is on the program to mark the release of his new studio effort, Contour. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us to deliver an installment of the Blues Hall of Fame, an exploration of the lives of the pioneers and innovators enshrined in the Blues Hall of Fame, here in Memphis, TN, brought to you by the Blues...

Duration:00:58:21

#2307 - The Scott Sharrard Band feat. Rev. Charles Hodges

11/26/2018
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Scott Sharrard as he marks the release of his new studio effort, Saving Grace. Produced in Memphis, TN and in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Saving Grace has Scott backed by legendary studio musicians from each city, including Memphis’ own Hi Rhythm section. We’ll hear Scott along with Rev. Charles Hodges in a performance captured at Railgarten, smack dab in the middle of Midtown Memphis. Later in the program we get to sit down and catch up with...

Duration:00:58:21

#2306 - Barbara Blue

11/19/2018
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Memphis artist Barbara Blue, the Queen of Beale Street. Barbara has a brand new record out titled, Fish in Dirty H20, which features an a-list of musical talent. We’ll hear her in a performance captured at Silky O’Sullivan’s, right on the corner of Beale Street and BB King Blvd. Later in the program we talk with Barbara about the album, and about working on the street and in the clubs where blues music was born. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy...

Duration:00:28:25

#2305 - Impala

11/12/2018
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Memphis instrumental act, Impala, in a performance captured at the best little dive bar in the world, Bar DKDC, located in the heart of midtown Memphis. Listen as they celebrate the release of a new studio effort, In The Late Hours and, later in the program, we get to sit down and hear from bandleader and Memphis studio veteran, Scott Bomar. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us to deliver an installment of the Blues Hall of...

Duration:00:58:21

#2304 - Yemen Blues

11/5/2018
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This week on the program we feature the deep, soulful grooves of Yemen Blues. In 2010, singer & composer Ravid Kahalani founded the rare combination of world class musicians that is called Yemen Blues. The result of this amazing group is a powerful energy that mixes Yemenite, West African, Latin & Jazz influences and what Ravid likes to call "New Culture Music". Their latest studio effort is called, Insaniya. They were on a US tour just a few weeks ago when we caught up with them at The...

Duration:00:58:21

#2303 - Candi Staton

10/29/2018
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This week on the program we feature the First Lady of Soul, Candi Staton in a live performance captured at AmericanaFest, and, later in the program, we get to sit down and catch up with her for an in depth interview. Candi received her first record deal as a teenager and spent the formative years of her life touring the gospel circuit in the 1950’s alongside such luminaries as The Soul Stirrers, Mahalia Jackson, and CL Franklin, father of the late Aretha Franklin. 33 Albums and 4 Grammy...

Duration:00:58:21

#2302 - Harlan T. Bobo

10/22/2018
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature troubadour Harlan T. Bobo in a performance captured at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park. With his gift for writing heart-wrenching songs bathed in ever-evolving aural landscapes and textures, Harlan has quickly cemented his place as a Memphis musical treasure. Harlan T. Bobo joins us this week to celebrate the release of a new album titled “A History of Violence”, on Memphis' Goner Records label, and a new band behind him, The Psychotic...

Duration:00:58:21

#2301 - Brian Owens & The Deacons of Soul

10/15/2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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