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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Host Nick Spitzer brings you music from South Louisiana and beyond, while urging the listeners to pitch in and support your station.

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WTIP, KRVS, KUMD, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:14:31
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente and Los Lobos

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Autumn Equinox
featuring a soundtrack for the changing season and a tribute to Aretha Franklin

  • Added: Sep 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Guilty Pleasures
from Lotte Lenya singing Mack the Knife and a Japanese take on Tighten Up, to Ray Charles and Ringo

  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: The Original Pinettes and Kermit Ruffins
at the 2019 French Quarter Festival with Kermit Ruffins, Don Vappie, Sunpie Barnes, the Original Pinettes Brass Band, Corey Henry, and the Iguanas

  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Capitol Records
with Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Los Lobos, Big Jay McNeely and more

  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Terence and Don Shirley
with Terence Blanchard, the Coen Brothers, and music from Green Book and other films

  • Added: Aug 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Marquise Knox
with Albert Lee, Phil Wiggins, Marquise Knox, and Steve Riley.

  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Art Neville
remembering Art Neville and Fats Domino

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