Beale Street Caravan

Beale Street Caravan

For more than 20 years, BSC has been capturing and exporting the sounds of Memphis and the Delta region. It is our mission to celebrate the culture of our region by sharing our music with the world.

Episodes

June 10, 2024 58 mins

This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Stax guitar heroes Harold Beane, Bobby Manuel, and Skip Pitts, in a special presentation of the Masters of the Soul Guitar, live from Studio A inside the Stax Museum of American Soul 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 F...

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From the Caravan vault: We’re excited to feature the world’s oldest teenager, Rufus Thomas. Rufus is synonymous with Memphis and Beale Street, having began his career at 10 years old tap as a tap dancer on Beale. His prodigiousness was passed to his offspring, Carla, Marvell, and Vanese, who, with their father and on their own, crafted influential music careers.This week’s show captures Carla performing at BB Kings’ Blues Club on B...

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Beale Street Caravan is on the soulful road to glory this week with the Queen of Sacred Soul, Elizabeth King, celebrating the release of her third album, Soul Provider, live from the Green Room inside of Crosstown Arts. The queen is backed by the Sacred Soul Band, which features Memphis music stalwarts Will Sexton, Matt Ross-Spang, Mark Edgar Stuart, and Will McCarley. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us to del...

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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.

     
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we're back in the Green Room inside of Crosstown Arts for a collaboration between beloved singer, songwriter, and producer, Mark Edgar Stuart, and contemporary chamber music group, Blueshift Ensemble. 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 ...

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April 29, 2024 58 mins

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.

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April 22, 2024 58 mins

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. Grammy nominated artists Shemekia Copeland and Jim Lauderdale, along with Nashville singer-songwriter Will Kimbrough, iconic singer-songwriter and folk musician, Livingston Taylor, as well as Reba Russell, Joe Restivo and John Nemeth, and others, all got together for one night ...

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April 15, 2024 58 mins

This week on Beale Street Caravan, we bring back Dirty Streets as they celebrate the release of their latest project, "Who's Gonna Love You", live from Growlers in Memphis, TN. 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 Foun...

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April 8, 2024 58 mins

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have a double feature as we pay tribute to recently passed Delta bluesman, CeDell Davis.

In the second half of the program we’ll hear from master of the Hill Country blues, R.L. Boyce, who just recently received his first Grammy nomination.

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April 1, 2024 58 mins

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.

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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we groove with soul/jazz/funk sensation, Hope Clayburn. From sharing the stage with icons like The Temptations to leading her own ensemble, Clayburn's music moves hearts worldwide. Tune in to catch Hope Clayburn's Soul Scrimmage live at the Green Room in Crosstown Arts as they celebrate the release of their album, Y’all So Loud. Guy Davis, returns to deliver another segment on the musical heroes ...

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March 18, 2024 58 mins

Blues, Soul, and Rock and Roll continue to evolve and inspire. While BSC tends to favor the veterans and living legends, this week we have two acts, Edward David Anderson and CATL that have dynamic, innovative and fresh approaches, yet deep love and reverence for the traditions of yesterday.

BSC contributor William Lee Ellis returns to continue his series, Religion and the Blues.

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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we take a look back at the 2022 Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Highlighted performances include Booker T. Jones, and a tribute to Mavis Staples by some of the phenomenal women in Memphis music. We also sit down with acclaimed musician and leader of the night's house band, Kurt Clayton, for an interview. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us to deliver an installm...

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March 4, 2024 58 mins

Robert Finley got his big break at last year’s King Biscuit Blues Festival when he talked the sound engineer into letting him get on stage in between acts and play a song. He wowed the crowd, captured the attention of Music Makers Relief and went home with a record deal in his pocket. He joins us this week in a performance captured during Bridging The Blues celebrating the release of his debut record, Age Don’t Mean A Thing, on Big...

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February 26, 2024 58 mins

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 i...

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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we head to B-Side in Midtown for Robert Allen Parker's album release concert. The Memphis guitarist released a double LP titled "The River's Invitation" that embodies the experimental spirit of classic rock while incorporating elements of blues, soul, funk, and Memphis garage rock. With a stellar cast of guest vocalists and a diverse range of influences, Parker's album and release concert offer a ...

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February 12, 2024 58 mins

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.

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The boys are back in town this week on Beale Street Caravan, as Memphis’ own legendary psychedelic funk rockers, Big Ass Truck, celebrate their 30th anniversary live from Minglewood Hall. 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 th...

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January 28, 2024 58 mins

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.

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January 24, 2024 58 mins

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.

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