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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347 Pieces

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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11 Pieces

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.


Pieces


  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Linda Goss
with Las Tesoros de San Antonio, Dan Ansotegui, Balla Kouyate, and Linda Goss, as well as great recordings of fellows from years gone by.

  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57

  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Ponderosa Stomp
with Dr. Ike, Duane Eddy, and Linda Gail Lewis

  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Supaman
with Jesse Colin Young, Carlos Santana, Supaman, and Cora Harvey Armstrong

  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Soul Rebels, Credit: James Billeaudeau
with the Soul Rebels, Christian Scott, Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Cowboy Stew, James Hunter Six, Samantha Fish, and the Lost Bayou Ramblers

  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59