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: Ernie Vincent
featuring Ernie Vincent, Bruce Raeburn and Barry Ancelet

  • Added: Feb 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: R. Crumb
featuring Robert Crumb and Jeryr Zolten

  • Added: Feb 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Jan 31, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
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featuring Yusef Lateef, Smokey Robinson, and more...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: William Bell
with William Bell and Chris Smither

  • Added: Jan 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Dr. Lonnie Smith
featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith and Terrance Simien

  • Added: Jan 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Ben Harper
featuring Ben Harper Cand Carl LeBlanc

  • Added: Jan 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:55

  • Added: Dec 27, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Santa's Second Line, Credit: Chuck Siler
featuring the Zion Harmonizers, Bob Dorough and more

  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:53