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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.

#2220 – 2018 International Blues Challenge Finals

This week the Caravan heads down the street to the Orpheum Theatre for the Finals of the 2018 International Blues Challenge. You’ll hear performances from the finals, featuring the the winners and runners up of the solo/duo and band categories, and interviews with...

#2219 – Paul Thorn

This week we feature a live performance by Paul Thorn from the Levitt Shell in Overton Park, Midtown Memphis. Plus an interview with Paul, and Dr. Barbara Ching continues her series exploring the connection between country music and the...

#2218 – Juke Joint Duo Reunion

To blues lovers around the globe, The Juke Joint Duo -- Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm -- embodied the spirit of North Mississippi Hill Country Blues. This week we feature a rare reunion show that we hosted here in Memphis, as well as an in-depth interview with...

#2217 – St. Paul & The Broken Bones

This week we feature St. Paul & The Broken Bones in a performance at the 2017 Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, and Dr. Barbara Ching begins a new series exploring the connection between country music and the...

#2216 – Club Paradise Grand Reopening featuring Bobby Rush

This week on BSC we go back in the archives with Grammy winner and blues legend Bobby Rush in a performance at the 2017 grand reopening of the legendary Club Paradise in Memphis, TN. We also continue our series with BSC contributor Preston Lauterbach discussing the...

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