Beale Street Caravan

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Each week Beale Street Caravan takes listeners on a musical journey through the streets of Memphis and the crossroads of the Mississippi Delta with live, in-concert performances from true, authentic masters of blues, soul, gospel, and rock n roll traditions.

Co-Hosted by Pat Mitchell and Kevin Cubbins, the weekly program includes live musical performance, commentary and interviews, and educational series programmed by artists, scholars, and music industry insiders.

Now in its 21st year, Beale Street Caravan is a recent recipient of the ASCAP Deem Taylor Award for Radio Broadcast.

Forty original programs are produced each year.

Beale Street Caravan is also distributed via Content Depot, NPR Worldwide, Australia's CBAA, Soundcloud, and available as a podcast.


96 Pieces

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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have blues ensemble, Ghost Town Blues Band. Their latest release, “Shine” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have local rock siren Amy LaVere celebrating her latest release, “Painting Blue.” Grammy nominated blues man, ...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have Memphis R&B and jazz Guitarist, Joe Restivo, celebrating the release of his debut solo project, “Where’s ...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have gospel duo, The Sensational Barnes Brothers, as they celebrate the release of their debut record, “Nobody...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have a soul-stirring revue from D-Vine Spirituals Records. The performance features Rev. John Wilkins, the D-V...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have acclaimed singer-songwriter, Todd Snider. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us to deliv...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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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 trav...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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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 alw...

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  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

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  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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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 wor...

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  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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. Begin...

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  • Added: May 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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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 c...

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  • Added: May 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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 ...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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 histori...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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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 effor...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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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 ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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 leg...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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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 H...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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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 ...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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....

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2