#2519 – 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 Records....

#2518 – Willie Farmer and Jimbo Mathus

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...

#2517 – 2019 Blues Music Awards

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...

#2516 – Protect Our Aquifer

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...

#2515 – Highlights from the 2019 Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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 'n' roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis, Stax recording...

#2514 – R. L. Boyce’s Birthday Picnic

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...

#2513 – The McCrary Sisters

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...

#2512 – Dale Watson

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...

#2511 – Sons of Mudboy

This week we feature the mysterious, inscrutable, ever changing Sons of Mudboy. Also joining us will be BSC contributor, Jim Spake, exploring the legendary sidemen from the early years of rock and roll that played rock’s original lead instrument in a series called...

#2510 – Low Cut Connie

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...