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: Jerry Lee and Linda Gail Lewis
Featuring Jerry Lee Lewis With Sisters Linda Gail and Frankie Jean

  • Added: May 01, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Herlin Riley
featuring Topsy Chapman, Lee Konitz, Herlin Riley, Celia Cruz, McCoy Tyner and Sonny Rollins

  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore
featuring Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Dave Alvin, and Syl and Jimmy Johnson

  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: C.J. Chenier
featuring live performances from Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette, and an interview with zydeco-man C.J. Chenier

  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Teddy, of Teddy's Juke Joint
...featuring interviews with James "Chicken Scratch" Johnson and Teddy of Teddy's Juke Joint, as well as live performances from the 2016 Baton Roug...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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A Fundraising program for American Routes member stations featuring interviews and music from Alison Krauss, Rhiannon Giddens, Willie Nelson, Charl...

Bought by WDCB, WTIP, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KRVS, WKYU and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:41:46
  • Purchases: 18
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featuring Al Green, as well as music from Fats Domino, Greg Brown, Desmond Dekker, and more...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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