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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288 Pieces

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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featuring Sam Phillips, Rufus Thomas, Candi Staton and more

  • Added: Sep 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
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featuring conversations with Tony Joe White, Kris Kristofferson, Jeff Tweedy, and La La Brooks

Bought by KSUT, WTIP, KAWC, KRVS, WDCB and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 01:19:45
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Sonny Burgess
featuring Sonny Burgess and Snooks Eaglin

  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:57

  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Alison Krauss
featuring Alison Krauss and Alynda Segarra

  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:00
Caption: Flaco Jimenez, Doug Sahm, and Freddie Fender
featuring Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers, Max Baca and members of Sunny and the Sunliners

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Prairie Public, and Texas Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Flaco Jimenez, Doug Sahm, and Freddie Fender
Featuring Max Baca, Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers, and members if Sunny and the Sun Liners

Bought by WDCB


  • Added: Aug 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jeff Tweedy
featuring Jeff Tweedy and Jimmy "Duck" Holmes

  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:57
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Featuring the music of Janis Joplin, Ray Charles, Wilco, and more.

  • Added: Aug 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:00
Caption: Bob Dylan
featuring Mavis Staples, Kris Kristofferson, Joan Baez, and Jerry Wexler

  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58