Andy McKaie

Andy McKaie - The Caravan
Thursdays - 4 - 5 PM PT

Now safely ensconced in retirement after 40 years in the record/music business, Andy McKaie hosts The Caravan, a highly eclectic, hour-long, usually single themed show. Each show is distinct from the other. Sometimes music-based, sometimes lyric-based. Sometimes various artists, sometimes single artists. 

Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Randy Newman have been celebrated by mostly other artists singing their songs – Dylan three times. Arthur Alexander and Bobby Charles split an hour, as did Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong as well as Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe. There was a show celebrating New York City doo wop, while New Orleans has had two shows, one about the town’s entire musical heritage and another strictly about early ‘60s R&B. Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Otis Rush, and Big Mama Thornton had shows, as did Lou Reed, Rhiannon Giddens, Van Morrison, Dion, Clyde McPhatter, and Chuck Berry. We’ve done four doo wop, two folk-rock, a blues-rock, a jazz singing and a punk show, as well as a show featuring songs about the record business and a show featuring artists who created the legend of CBGB’s, the grungy New York nightclub. You never know what each successive week’s The Caravan will bring. 

Host Andy McKaie is a four-time Grammy winner in the Historical Album category who started his career in 1972 as a music journalist/critic. He spent most of the next decade as a music publicist, switching over to Catalog A&R/reissue producer in 1986, essentially retiring in 2012.