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.


Pieces

Caption: Little Freddie King
featuring Anders Osborne, Little Freddie King, Dr. Michael White, and Tim Duffy of the Music Maker Relief Foundation

  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Margo Price and Willie Nelson
featuring Margo Price, Willie Nelson, and friends

  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
Caption: Flaco Jiminez and Max Baca
...featuring Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers, Max Baca, and members of Sunny and the Sunliners.

  • Added: Mar 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
Caption: Guilty Pleasures
featuring music from James Carr, Mavis Staples, Simon & Garfunkel, and more...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Meschiya Lake
featuring Brandi Carlile and Meschiya Lake

  • Added: Feb 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
featuring Ben Jaffe, live performances from Preservation Hall, and more...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Monk Boudreaux
featuring Big Cheif Monk Boudreaux, and the music of Carnival in New Orleans and around the world

  • Added: Feb 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Thelonious Monk
featuring Don Was and Michael Cuscuna

  • Added: Jan 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: William Bell
featuring William Bell of Stax Records and Chris Smither

  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Prison Work Songs, by Arhoolie Records
featuring Charles Neville plus modern and historic interviews and music from prisoners at Louisiana State Penitentiary

  • Added: Jan 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58