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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  • Added: Dec 06, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Johnny Otis
featuring Robbie Robertson, Johnny Otis and the Dew Drop Inn

  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
featuring Del McCoury, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and more.

  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Les Paul
featuring Les Paul and Honeyboy Edwards

  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Barbara Lynn
Barbara Lynn and Belton Richard

  • Added: Nov 08, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:56

  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Oct 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Trombone Shorty
featuring Drive-By Truckers and Trombone Shorty

  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:55
Caption: Booker T. Jones
featuring Booker T. Jones and Jimmy Hughes

  • Added: Oct 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Lyle Lovett
with Lyle Lovett and Howard Tate

  • Added: Oct 07, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:56