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: Jul 17, 2019
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  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Dave Bartholomew
with Dave Bartholomew, Earl Palmer, Cosimo Matassa, Allen Toussaint, and the Meters.

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Irma Thomas
live from the 2019 French Quarter Festival with Preservation Hall, Irma Thomas, Ellis Marsalis, and more.

  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59

  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
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  • Added: Jun 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Masakowski Family
with Ellis Maralis, Dan Auerbach, Rosanne Cash, and the Masakowski family

  • Added: Jun 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
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with Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, Cynthia Girtley, and Abbey Lincoln

  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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from Lotte Lenya singing Mack the Knife and a Japanese take on Tighten Up, to Ray Charles and Ringo

  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Barbara Lynn
With Barbara Lynn, Eddie Bond, Don & Cindy Roy, Ethel Raim, Kelly Church, Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim, Manuel Cuevas, Ofelia Esparza, Marion Coleman, Ledw...

  • Added: May 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59