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: Capitol Records Building
featuring Randy Newman, Los Lobos, T-Lou, Glen Glenn, Dave Alvin, Big Jay McNeely, Ersi Arvizu, and PraCH Ly

  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Jazz Fest Banner
featuring Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Herlin Riley, Celia Cruz, Lee Konitz, Topsy Chapman ,and more

  • Added: May 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Charles Neville
Charles Neville and Charles Lloyd

  • Added: Apr 25, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:59

  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Merle Haggard
featuring Merle Haggard, Aaron Neville and the Angola Prison Rodeo

  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Alison Krauss
featuring Alison Krauss and Alynda Segarra

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:00
Caption: Teddy, of Teddy's Juke Joint
featuring Henry Gray, James "Chicken Scratch" Johnson, Teddy's Juke Joint and more

  • Added: Mar 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Mar 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Shannon Powell
with JM Van Eaton, Zigaboo Modeliste, Tito Puente, Ben Riley and Shannon Powell

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:59