American Routes

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American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music - blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. 

The program also presents documentary features and artist interviews. Our conversations include Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, B.B. King, Dr. John, Dave Brubeck, Abbey Lincoln, Elvis Costello, Ray Charles, Randy Newman, McCoy Tyner, Lucinda Williams, Rufus Thomas, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. Join us as we ride legendary trains, or visit street parades, instrument-makers, roadside attractions and juke joints, and meet tap dancers, fishermen, fortunetellers and more.

Learn more at prx.org/americanroutes.

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American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. The show explores the shared musical and cultural threads in these American styles and genres of music and how they are distinguished.

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Custom Promos voiced by host Nick Spitzer

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American Routes Fundraising Programs for all PRX stations

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30-second generic evergreen promos for American Routes.

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Holiday specials

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This is a series for American Routes to post special programs.


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  • Added: Dec 22, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Allen Toussaint
Featuring archived interviews with Allen Toussaint

  • Added: Dec 15, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:57
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featuring John McEuen, Gary Burton and Jake Shimabukuro

  • Added: Dec 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:56

  • Added: Dec 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Drink Small, Credit: Michael G. Stewart
featuring BB King, Ralph Stanley, Drink Small, Dan Sheehy and more.

  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:00

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:55

  • Added: Nov 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:55

  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:55
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Featuring Sam Phillips, DJ Fontana, Scotty Moore, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rufus Thomas and Candi Staton

  • Added: Oct 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Robert Randolph
featuring Robert Randolph, Calvin Cooke and Yusef Lateef

  • Added: Oct 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:56