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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Caption: Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Leroy Jones & Katja Toivola

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Rebirth Brass Band
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Steve Earle, Tao Seeger, and Rebirth Brass Band

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:56
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featuring songs and stories from New Orleans, South Louisiana and beyond.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KAWC, KVSC, WTIP, North Country Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 15, 2013
  • Length: 01:13:03
  • Purchases: 28
Caption: J.J. Cale
Available for all stations! J. J. Cale interview from March 2010, with Nick Spitzer from American Routes

Bought by Prairie Public, KRZA, WHRV, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 13:38
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Bela Fleck
Bela Fleck and Jason Marsalis

  • Added: Jul 24, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:57

  • Added: Jul 24, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Ben Hall
Pat Martino and Ben Hall

  • Added: Jul 23, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Lyle Lovett
Lyle Lovett and Howard Tate

  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: John Doe
featuring John Doe and Buddy Miller

  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:55