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#2336 - Willie Farmer and Jimbo Mathus

6/17/2019
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have the ever eclectic Jimbo Mathus and the deep, southern guitarist and vocalist, Willie Farmer. We also travel to their respective homes in Taylor and Duck Hill, Mississippi for in-depth interviews with the bluesmen. Listen to Jimbo and Willie live from Bar DKDC here in Memphis, TN on Beale Street Caravan.

Duration:00:58:21

#2334 - 2019 Blues Music Awards

6/3/2019
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This week on the program we celebrate the biggest night in blues, the 2019 Blues Music Awards (BMA) presented by The Blues Foundation. The BMAs always kick off the night before with the induction ceremony for the Blues Hall of Fame, also broadcast on Beale Street Caravan. On this week’s episode, we have highlights from the awards program including performances from Bobby Rush, Eric Gales, William Bell, and many more.

Duration:00:58:21

#2333 - Black Cream

5/27/2019
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we’ve got one of the newest, most exciting groups on the Memphis scene, Black Cream. The band joined together two years ago. The four members Derek, T.O., Courtney and Chris are Memphis natives with years of experience backing others and playing solo. Black Cream combine melodious vocals over power trio instrumentation for a sound that is as edgy as it is soulful. They released their first single, “All I Need Is You,” earlier this year. Check out Black...

Duration:00:58:21

#2332 - 2019 International Blues Challenge Finals

5/20/2019
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have the Finals of the 2019 International Blues Challenge. For 35 years, blues societies from all over the world have been sending their champions to Memphis to represent on Beale Street, making the IBC the biggest week in blues. First on the show, we’ll hear from the runner ups, then, in the 2nd half of the show, we’ll hear the winner of the solo/duo category, and the winner of the band category.

Duration:00:58:21

#2331 - R. L. Boyce's Birthday Picnic

5/13/2019
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have hill country blues torch-bearer R. L. Boyce at his 2nd Annual Birthday Picnic in Como, Mississippi. Beginning as a youngster in the Rising Star Fife and Drum band with Otha Turner, Boyce is often noted as a protege of blues icon and fellow Como-native Mississippi Fred McDowell. In 2017, his album “Roll and Tumble” was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Traditional Blues Album. Listen to R. L., along with the Hurt Family Fife and Drum band, and the...

Duration:00:58:21

#2330 - Dale Watson

5/6/2019
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have country bad boy Dale Watson. Watson is fresh off the release of February’s “Call Me Lucky,” an album he cut for Red House Records. Rolling Stone commended album cut “The Dumb Song,” an ode to all the dumb things we shouldn’t do. Listen to Watson at his performance at Old Dominick Distillery in Downtown Memphis, TN.

Duration:00:58:21

#2329 - Mike Doughty

4/29/2019
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have Mike Doughty of hip-hop/indie fusion band, Soul Coughing. In 1994 they released their debut record "Ruby Vroom," which was a critical success, long before it was typical to hear hip-hop blended so tightly with angsty rock and jazz. Listen to Doughty performing “Ruby Vroom” live from Bar DKDC in Cooper-Young, Memphis, TN.

Duration:00:58:21

#2327 - Sheba Potts-Wright

4/15/2019
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have longtime Ecko Records artist and southern soul dynamo, Sheba Potts-Wright in a performance at the historic Club Paradise. Raised on the touring circuit by her father, Beale Street harp legend Dr. Robert “Feelgood” Potts, Sheba has a sound that blends some of the best elements of the blues.

Duration:00:58:21

#2326 - Low Cut Connie

4/8/2019
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature rock ‘n’ rollers, Low Cut Connie. Led by front man Adam Weiner, the band has released two studio efforts since their last appearance on the program: Dirty Pictures Part 1 and Dirty Pictures Part 2. Last year, NPR dubbed them, “The Essence of Rock and Roll”. Listen to them live from the Levitt Shell here in Memphis, TN.

Duration:00:58:21

#2325 - Rev. Sekou and the Freedom Fighters

4/1/2019
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature activist, theologian, film maker, and musician, Rev. Sekou and the Freedom Fighters, supported by the Tennessee Mass Choir, in an electrifying performance marking the release of his new, live album titled, “When We Fight We Win - Live In Memphis” recorded right here in Memphis at the Levitt Shell.

Duration:00:58:24

#2324 - The McCrary Sisters

3/25/2019
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Gospel stars, The McCrary Sisters. Their father, Sam McCrary, was a minister and founder of Gospel legends, The Fairfield Four. We’ll hear them in a performance captured at the Levitt Shell in Midtown Memphis and, later in the program, we sit down and catch up with The Sisters. 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...

Duration:00:58:21

#2323 - Highlights from the 2019 Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

3/18/2019
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This week we have a great special feature that represents the past, present, and future of the most musical city on Earth. The 2019 Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony featured performances from legendary Rock and Roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis, Stax recording icon Eddie Floyd, 60’s pop stars The Box Tops, tributes to gospel star O’landa Draper and Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Listen to those performances and much more on today’s episode of Beale Street Caravan.

Duration:00:58:21

#2322 - Mr. Sipp

3/11/2019
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Castro Coleman, aka Mr. Sipp, was born in McComb, MS and has been playing the guitar since the age of 6. A Malaco recording artist, he was awarded The Blues Foundation 2016 Best New Artist for his album, The Mississippi Blues Child. This week we feature a live performance from the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival captured during Bridging the Blues. (original air date 12.07.16) BSC contributor William Lee Ellis continues his series, Religion and the Blues.

Duration:00:58:21

#2321 - Jana Jana and McKenna Bray

3/4/2019
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It’s ladies only this week on Beale Street Caravan as we feature two up and coming female artists from Memphis, both with new records to celebrate. First we’ll hear from Americana artist, McKenna Bray, marking the release of her debut studio effort, Once in A Blue Moon. Then we’ll hear from Jana Jana, celebrating the release of her first solo record titled, Anderson Coral.

Duration:00:58:21

#2314 - Jack Oblivian and The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indians

1/14/2019
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Join us as we celebrate Memphis/New Orleans restaurateur (and BSC community partner) Karen Carrier's 15th year bringing great music and food to Midtown. We have the best of both worlds as New Orleans and Memphis collide in today's show featuring The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indians and Jack Oblivian. BSC contributor Robert Gordon returns to continue his series on the History of Hi Records.

Duration:00:58:21

#2313 - Robert Cray w/Hi Rhythm

1/7/2019
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This week’s episode celebrates quite an amazing collaboration of musical talent and genius. We are talking about five time Grammy award winner Robert Cray, backed by the legendary Hi Rhythm Section and renowned drummer and producer Steve Jordan. BSC was there to capture an epic performance for the release of their latest album, Robert Cray and Hi Rhythm, plus an interview with Robert and Steve from a rehearsal at Royal Studios right here in Memphis.

Duration:00:58:21

#2311 - Squirrel Nut Zippers Christmas Caravan

12/24/2018
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This week we've got the delta blues - gypsy jazz - big band swing of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, featuring frontman Jimbo Mathus, to get us in the holiday spirit as they perform their 1998 album, Christmas Caravan, from start to finish.

Duration:00:58:21

#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