BSC announces I Listen to Memphis platform!

 

I Listen to Memphis is about Memphis music today, the musicians who make it, and the places and culture that fuel it. We are here to inform and inspire by sharing the best of Memphis music.

* Memphis and Delta artists included in the series are Hippy Soul with Ra’id, Cedric Burnside, Dirty Streets, Liz Brasher, Motel Mirrors, HEELS, Don Bryant & The Bo-Keys, Negro Terror, Spooner Oldham with Marcella & Her Lovers, and Rev John Wilkins with his Three Daughters.

*I Listen to Memphis is sponsored by Arts Memphis, Hyde Family Foundation, Firefly, and Anonymous.

For more information or to sign up to become an ILTM donor, please click here.

#2251 – 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...

#2250 – Members Only: A Tribute to Bobby Blue Bland

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...

#2249 – Liz Brasher

This week we feature Fat Possum Records recording artist, Liz Brasher. A recent Memphis transplant, this singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader describes her sound as "garage rock meets the Delta blues meets gospel meets soul." We caught up with Liz in a...

#2248 – Remembering Little Milton

This week we unlock the Beale Street Caravan vault to remember Blues legend, James Milton Campbell Jr. -- better known as Little Milton. You'll hear a mix of performances and interviews from our archives, plus Dr. Barbara Ching returns with her series exploring the...

#2247 – Beale Street Caravan – Club Paradise 2017 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...

#2246 – Beale Street Caravan – Remembering Leo “Bud” Welch

  Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch passed away December 19, 2017 at the age of 85. Born in 1932 in Sabougla, Mississippi, Welch spent his entire life in the Hill Country of North Mississippi. We are rebroadcasting this episode, originally aired in 2016, in tribute to our...

#2245 – MD’s Tribute to McLemore Avenue

In early 1970, Booker T Jones was on sabbatical in California having grown disillusioned with confines of Stax Records and Memphis, when he heard the Beatles' latest effort, Abbey Road. So moved was he by the Beatles' genius and daring, that he sat down and drafted...

#2244 – North Mississippi Allstars

This week we feature a hometown performance by the North Mississippi Allstars -- Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson -- at the Levitt Shell in Midtown, Memphis. Their roots run deep here; we talk about how they are woven into fabric of Memphis music culture, including...

#2243 – Reverend John Wilkins

Reverend John Wilkins in a performance at the Country Blues Festival, recorded live at the Levitt Shell in midtown Memphis, TN. BSC contributor Robert Gordon returns to continue his series on the History of Hi...

July 18 – Jack Oblivian and The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indians

Join us as we celebrate Memphis/New Orleans restauranteur (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...