Beale Street Caravan
#2438 - Dirty Streets

#2438 - Dirty Streets

June 29, 2020

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have treasured local rock group, Dirty Streets, performing for “Don’t Let Me Down,” a livestream series during the Covid-19 pandemic that benefitted Slingshot Memphis.

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 Foundation.

#2437 - Kortland Whalum

#2437 - Kortland Whalum

June 22, 2020

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have the soulful sounds of Kortland Whalum in a special show, live from the Green Room at Crosstown Arts.

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 Foundation.

#2436 - KO & The Crew

#2436 - KO & The Crew

June 15, 2020

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have a relatively new band from Memphis’ jazz-soul scene, KO & The Crew, performing for “Don’t Let Me Down,” a livestream series during the Covid-19 pandemic that benefitted Slingshot Memphis.

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 Foundation.

#2434 - Don Bryant and The Bo-Keys

#2434 - Don Bryant and The Bo-Keys

June 1, 2020

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have soul legend and Fat Possum recording artist, Don Bryant, along with Memphis’ own, The Bo-Keys. Later in the program, we sit down with Don Bryant for an in-depth interview.

 
 
#2433 - The Reba Russell Band

#2433 - The Reba Russell Band

May 25, 2020

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have soul rockin’ Memphis mainstays, the Reba Russell 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 you by the Blues Foundation.

#2432 Streeter and the Tribe

#2432 Streeter and the Tribe

May 18, 2020

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have R&B all-stars Streeter and the Tribe. The band is led by Memphis-bred drummer, Charles Streeter, who spent the last decade playing onstage behind globally-beloved acts before moving back home to Memphis and forming the supergroup.
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 Foundation.

BSC #2422 - Lucky 7 Brass Band

BSC #2422 - Lucky 7 Brass Band

March 9, 2020

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have the energetic sounds of the Lucky 7 Brass 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 you by the Blues Foundation.

#2421 - Ryan Lee Crosby

#2421 - Ryan Lee Crosby

March 2, 2020

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have blues fusion multi-instrumentalist, Ryan Lee Crosby.

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 Foundation.

#2420 - Big Star’s Third at Crosstown Theater

#2420 - Big Star’s Third at Crosstown Theater

February 24, 2020

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have a special performance of Big Star’s ‘Third,’ featuring Jody Stephens and friends.

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 Foundation.

#2419 - Protect Our Aquifer

#2419 - Protect Our Aquifer

February 17, 2020

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have a star-studded lineup, joined together for an important cause: to defend the integrity of Memphis’ drinking water. Maria Muldaur, Ruthie Foster, Dom Flemons, and longtime close friend of the show Guy Davis all got together for one night in Memphis to sing, play and raise money to make sure that our water remains a fresh, suitable source of life in our community.

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 Foundation.

#2418 - Those Pretty Wrongs

#2418 - Those Pretty Wrongs

February 10, 2020

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have Those Pretty Wrongs featuring Jody Stephens of legendary band, Big Star, and Luther Russell, formerly of The Freewheelers.
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 Foundation.

#2417 - D’Monet

#2417 - D’Monet

February 3, 2020

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have vocalist and songwriter, D’Monet, whose latest project, Chrysalis EP, showcases her brand of soulful music. 

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 Foundation.

#2416 - Highlights from the 8th Annual Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

#2416 - Highlights from the 8th Annual Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

January 27, 2020

This week on Beale Street Caravan, we’ll be exploring the legacies of several stalwarts in Memphis’ storied musical heritage as we bring you cherished moments from the 8th annual Memphis Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This year, the Hall of Fame welcomes Tina Turner, Steve Cropper, Charlie Musselwhite, Dan Penn, Don Bryant, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Memphis Boys, and Florence Cole Talbert-McCleave.

#2414 - The Knights of Jazz

#2414 - The Knights of Jazz

January 13, 2020

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have The Knights of Jazz. The band is led by trumpeter Paul McKinney, whose smooth jazz style is inspired by the likes of George Duke, Miles Davis and Memphis’ own Kirk Whalum. When not leading the band, Paul serves as Instrumental Music Director and Jazz Studies Coordinator at the Stax Music Academy here in Memphis, helping to guide students on their own musical journeys.
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 Foundation.

#2407 - Ghost Town Blues Band

#2407 - Ghost Town Blues Band

November 25, 2019

Now in its 22nd year, Beale Street Caravan brings the Sounds of Memphis to a weekly international public radio audience. Live, concert performances from contemporary masters of blues, soul, and rock n roll traditions. The program is hosted by Pat Mitchell-Worley and Kevin Cubbins, with feature segments from industry insiders such as Jerry Wexler, Bob Porter, and Robert Gordon. Forty original programs are produced each season, allowing for 12 repeats. The program is available free of charge. Beale Street Caravan is also distributed via PRSS and NPR Worldwide.

#2406 - Amy LaVere

#2406 - Amy LaVere

November 18, 2019

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have local rock siren Amy LaVere celebrating her latest release, “Painting Blue.” 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 Foundation.

#2405 - Joe Restivo

#2405 - Joe Restivo

November 11, 2019

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 Joe.” 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 Foundation.

#2404 - The Sensational Barnes Brothers

#2404 - The Sensational Barnes Brothers

November 4, 2019

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have gospel duo, The Sensational Barnes Brothers, as they celebrate the release of their debut record, “Nobody’s Fault But My Own”. 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 Foundation. 

#2403 - D-Vine Spirituals

#2403 - D-Vine Spirituals

October 28, 2019

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-Vine Spiritualettes, The Vaughn Sisters, and more. 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 Foundation.

#2402 - Todd Snider

#2402 - Todd Snider

October 21, 2019

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have acclaimed singer-songwriter, Todd Snider. 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 Foundation.

#2401 - Kirk Whalum

#2401 - Kirk Whalum

October 14, 2019

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have Grammy Award winning saxophonist and Memphis music icon, Kirk Whalum. Kirk releases a new album, Humanite, on October 11. Also this week, we mark BSC host, Pat Mitchell-Worley's 20th year hosting the show!

#2336 - Willie Farmer and Jimbo Mathus

#2336 - Willie Farmer and Jimbo Mathus

June 17, 2019

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.

#2334 - 2019 Blues Music Awards

#2334 - 2019 Blues Music Awards

June 3, 2019

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.

#2333 - Black Cream

#2333 - Black Cream

May 27, 2019

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 Cream on this week’s show.

#2332 - 2019 International Blues Challenge Finals

#2332 - 2019 International Blues Challenge Finals

May 20, 2019

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.

#2331 - R. L. Boyce’s Birthday Picnic

#2331 - R. L. Boyce’s Birthday Picnic

May 13, 2019

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 Rising Star Fife and Drum band on this week’s episode of Beale Street Caravan.

#2330 - Dale Watson

#2330 - Dale Watson

May 6, 2019

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.

 
 
#2329 - Mike Doughty

#2329 - Mike Doughty

April 29, 2019

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.

#2327 - Sheba Potts-Wright

#2327 - Sheba Potts-Wright

April 15, 2019

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.

#2326 - Low Cut Connie

#2326 - Low Cut Connie

April 8, 2019

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.

#2325 - Rev. Sekou and the Freedom Fighters

#2325 - Rev. Sekou and the Freedom Fighters

April 1, 2019

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.

#2324 - The McCrary Sisters

#2324 - The McCrary Sisters

March 25, 2019

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 enshrined in the Blues Hall of Fame, here in Memphis, TN, brought to you by the Blues Foundation.

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

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

March 18, 2019

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.

#2322 - Mr. Sipp

#2322 - Mr. Sipp

March 11, 2019

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.

#2321 - Jana Jana and McKenna Bray

#2321 - Jana Jana and McKenna Bray

March 4, 2019

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.

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

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

January 14, 2019

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.

 
#2313 - Robert Cray w/Hi Rhythm

#2313 - Robert Cray w/Hi Rhythm

January 7, 2019

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.

#2311 - Squirrel Nut Zippers Christmas Caravan

#2311 - Squirrel Nut Zippers Christmas Caravan

December 24, 2018

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.

#2309 - Memphis Ukulele Band Christmas

#2309 - Memphis Ukulele Band Christmas

December 10, 2018

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 you by the Blues Foundation.

#2308 - The Suitcase Junket and Don Lifted

#2308 - The Suitcase Junket and Don Lifted

December 3, 2018

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 Foundation.

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

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

November 26, 2018

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 Scott.

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 Foundation.

#2306 - Barbara Blue

#2306 - Barbara Blue

November 19, 2018

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 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 Foundation.

#2305 - Impala

#2305 - Impala

November 12, 2018

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 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 Foundation.

#2304 - Yemen Blues

#2304 - Yemen Blues

November 5, 2018

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 Levitt Shell in midtown Memphis.

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 Foundation.

#2303 - Candi Staton

#2303 - Candi Staton

October 29, 2018

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 nominations later, Candi Staton is a proud inductee of the Christian Music Hall of Fame for her brilliant work in the gospel genre.

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 Foundation.

#2302 - Harlan T. Bobo

#2302 - Harlan T. Bobo

October 22, 2018

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 Lovers.

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 Foundation.

#2301 - Brian Owens & The Deacons of Soul

#2301 - Brian Owens & The Deacons of Soul

October 15, 2018

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 music icon Johnny Cash’s catalouge.

 

Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will also 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.

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

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

June 25, 2018

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.

#2237 Love Light Orchestra

#2237 Love Light Orchestra

June 18, 2018

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, Art Edmaiston, Jason Yasinksy, and Kirk Smothers. The band has recently signed to Blue Barrel Records and ​released a full-length record ​produced by Matt Ross-Spang.

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

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

June 11, 2018

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 original lead instrument.

 

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