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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349 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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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: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Los Lobos
Los Lobos, Los Cenzontles, Oscar Hernandez and more

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush, George Jones, David Watts and more

  • Added: Oct 07, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:56

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Sep 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Ernie Vincent
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles with Barry Ancelet, Ernie Vincent, Bruce Raeburn

  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:57

  • Added: Sep 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Baby Washington
Baby Washington, Maxine Brown, Chris Clark, Pinettes Brass Band

  • Added: Sep 02, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:57
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Featuring visits to a guitar shop in Nashville, Dog cemetery in Alabama, a produce company in Shreveport, LA, and more

Bought by WETS, WFCR, Wyoming Public Radio, WFCR, Northwest Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 01:08:31
  • Purchases: 27
Caption: The Meters
Live recordings from The Meters, Drive-By Truckers, and Baton Rouge Blues Festival

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:57