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 area where he was raised. We are rebroadcasting this episode, originally aired in 2016, in tribute to our friend, Bud.

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, 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.

This week on Beale Street Caravan, we return to the blues with Memphis’ native son, Chris Pitts and The Memphis Prime, live from Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS.

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have Those Pretty Wrongs featuring Jody Stephens of legendary band, Big Star, and Luther Russell, formerly of The Freewheelers.
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.

This week on Beale Street Caravan, we feature blues from the Mississippi Delta and around the globe. Willie Farmer, Ryan Lee Crosby, and others take us on a musical journey, live from The Green Room at Crosstown Arts, 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.

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 Fame, here in Memphis, TN, brought to you by the Blues Foundation.

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 Beale Street back in 2001. A young Pat Mitchell is there and she sits down with Carla and her father for an interview that you absolutely must hear.

This week on Beale Street Caravan, listen to a special anniversary performance from Booker T. Jones and Stax Music Academy Alumni, the Franklin Brothers. The performance celebrates the 60th anniversary of Booker T. & the M.G.’s hit, “Green Onions”, as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Stax Museum.

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.

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 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.

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 Fame, here in Memphis, TN, brought to you by the Blues Foundation.