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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Nick Spitzer brings you some of the ‘lo-fi’ highlights from our eclectic mix of American soundscape while urging the listeners to pitch in and supp...

Bought by Wyoming Public Radio, KBEM, KAWC, WFCR, KBEM and more


  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:18:27
  • Purchases: 33
Caption: Belle of Louisville
Featuring Richard Campanella, Captain Doc Hawley, Aaron Neville, Al Green and more

  • Added: Dec 19, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Buddy Miller, Robert Plant and more.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Lost Bayou Ramblers
featuring Irma Thomas, Jon Cleary, the Lost Bayou Ramblers and the Treme Brass Band

  • Added: Dec 19, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Richard Thompson
featuring Richard Thompson & Zachary Richard

  • Added: Dec 17, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:55
Caption: Loretta Lynn
featuring Loretta Lynn, Bill Kirchen, and Les Freres Michot

  • Added: Dec 09, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Robert Randolph
featuring Robert Randolph, Calvin Cooke and Yusef Lateef

  • Added: Dec 02, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Carol Fran
featuring Carol Fran, David Ivey, Seamus Connolly and more

  • Added: Nov 25, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Galactic
featuring interviews with Galactic and Joe Bataan

  • Added: Nov 14, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:55

  • Added: Nov 07, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:56