Beale Street Caravan

Monday 28 July 2014, with David Knowles

Audio for this programme is not available for copyright reasons.

The two acts featured on Beale Street Caravan are British bluesman Ian Siegal, and Memphis group The Dead Soldiers.

Ian Siegal is a finger picking acoustic player regarded as one of the brightest stars in the roots music world. He's a frequent fixture of the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic where this set was recorded.

The Dead Soldiers are a different kettle of fish, playing dynamic Memphis garage-country with a dense layered sound of old time harmonies, intriguing arrangements, and great, lyrical storytelling.

BSC contributor Adam Hill stops by to continue his series, Made In Memphis telling about the making of "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats.