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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348 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: Apr 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:55

  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Philadelphia
featuring Bobby Rydell, ?uestlove and more

  • Added: Mar 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Mar 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:55
Caption: Rosanne Cash
featuring Rosanne Cash, Cyril Vetter, and Little Freddie King

  • Added: Mar 03, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Chuck Brown
with Chuck Brown and Jeffery Broussard

  • Added: Feb 25, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Feb 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Marty Stuart & Connie Smith
featuring Marty Stuart & Connie Smith, Joan Baez, Marc & Ann Savoy and more

  • Added: Feb 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59

  • Added: Jan 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:55
Caption: Wylie Gustafson
featuring Wylie Gustafson, Geno Delafose and more

  • Added: Jan 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:56