This week on Beale Street Caravan we have acclaimed singer-songwriter Todd Snider. 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.
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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 Caravan. On this week’s episode, we have highlights from the awards program including performances from Bobby Rush, Eric Gales, William Bell, and many more.
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The Lovelight Orchestra are Blues Music Award-winner John Nemeth on vocals, Joe Restivo on guitar, Tim Goodwin on bass, Earl Lowe on drums, Gerald Stephens on keys, and a five-piece horn section that includes Marc Franklin, Scott Thompson, Art Edmaiston, Jason Yasinksy, and Kirk Smothers. William Lee Ellis continues his series, Religion and The Blues.
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we’ve got one of the newest, most exciting groups on the Memphis scene, Black Cream. The band joined together two years ago. The four members Derek, T.O., Courtney, and Chris are Memphis natives with years of experience backing others and playing solo. Black Cream combines melodious vocals over power-trio instrumentation for a sound that is as edgy as it is soulful. They released their first single, “All I Need Is You,” earlier this year. Check out Black Cream on this week’s show.
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