WUMR recently started broadcasting the locally produced Beale Street Caravan again. One of the most widely distributed Blues radio programs in the world, Beale
Street Caravan airs on WUMR every Wednesday at 6 p.m. For more information, contact
Malvin Massey at (901) 678-2560.
Each week, Beale Street Caravan brings its audience the music and the stories from
the greatest Blues venues in Memphis and the United States. Musicians are featured
in intimate performances and recordings at events such as the W.C. Handy Blues Awards
in Memphis, the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival in Telluride, Colorado; the Mississippi
Valley Blues Festival in Davenport, Iowa; the North Atlantic Blues Festival in Portland,
Maine; and the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas. The program's lively
format delivers great music from the biggest names in Blues like legendary harpist
Charlie Musselwhite, Texas music master Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, guitar-great Joe
Louis Walker, and singing sensation Shemekia Copeland.
Pat Mitchell, the show's host, is joined each week by some of the most respected people
in the industry. Past feature hosts include: Sam Phillips, Jerry Wexler, Peter Guralnick,
John Hammond, Jecssica Harris, Richard Hite and many others.
On the roster for the upcoming shows are musicians such as Porter, Batiste, and Stoltz;
The Derek Trucks Band; Drive By Truckers; and Cyril Neville & Tribe 13. Feature hosts
include Cybill Shepherd, Bob Porter, and Robert Gordon.
Beale Street Caravan is a not-for-profit organization located in Memphis. Memphis
musician Sid Selvidge is the show's executive producer and Pat Mitchell is the host.
Beale Street Caravan is sponsored by various civic organizations of the City of Memphis
as well as by private foundations and individuals.
For more information check out: BealeStreetCaravan.com