Entries by thomas

#2806 – Gumbo Grits and Gravy

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have folk music trio, Gumbo Grits and Gravy, live from Bar DKDC in Cooper-Young, 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 […]

#2805 – The 2023 Tambourine Bash Benefitting Music Export Memphis

This week on Beale Street Caravan, we’re back at the Overton Park Shell for the 2023 Tambourine Bash, a night of Memphis music collaboration and showcases benefitting Music Export Memphis (MEM). Listen to performances from the Rising Stars Fife and Drum band, Grammy winner Cedric Burnside, Dirty Streets, Deonna Pruitt, Alexis Grace, and more! We […]

#2804 – Remembering R. L. Boyce

This week, on Beale Street Caravan, we celebrate the life and legacy of hill country blues torch-bearer R. L. Boyce, airing his 2nd Annual Birthday Picnic in Como, MS. Beginning as a youngster in the Rising Star Fife and Drum band with Otha Turner, Boyce was often noted as a protégé of blues icon and […]

#2803 – Spree Wilson

This week on Beale Street Caravan, we feature veteran songwriter, Spree Wilson, live from the Overton Park Shell. Also on the show, we sit down with Spree for an interview, and learn more about the Nashville born artist’s Memphis roots, and his connection to music industry luminaries such as Dallas Austin. Grammy nominated blues man, […]

#2402 – Candi Staton

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 […]

#2752 – Making Movies Live from the Overton Park Shell

This week on Beale Street Caravan, we feature the electrifying sounds of international rock n’ roll band, Making Movies. The band was nominated in 2019 for the Latin Grammy Album of the Year for their collaboration with Ruben Blades on the song “No Te Calles”. Comprised of Panamanian brothers Enrique and Diego Chi, along with […]

#2751 – Brian Owens and the Deacons of Soul

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 […]

#2750 – Jana Jana and McKenna Bray

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 […]