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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American Routes occasionally makes episodes of the weekly series available to all PRX stations free of charge. The episodes below are now available.


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  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Apr 30, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Charlie Louvin with brother Ira
with the Paschall Brothers, Charlie Louvin and the Santa Maria Produce Company

  • Added: Apr 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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Host Nick Spitzer brings you music from South Louisiana and beyond, while urging the listeners to pitch in and support your station.

Bought by Wyoming Public Radio, WKYU, WTIP, KEDM, KKFI and more


  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:26:16
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson remembered by Johnny Shines, Henry Townsend, Robert Junior Lockwood, and Lonnie Pitchford.

  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57

  • Added: Mar 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Marquise Knox
Albert Lee, Phil Wiggins, Marquis Knox and Steve Riley

  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58