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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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

Caption: Elvis Presley
Celebrating Elvis' birthday with DJ Fontana, Sam Phillips, Scotty Moore, and more...

  • Added: Jan 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Soul Rebels Brass Band
featuring Soul Rebels, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Samantha Fish, and more

  • Added: Dec 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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featuring holiday tunes from Duke Ellington, Los Straightjackets, Joni Mitchell, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and more.

  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Eric Anderson
Samantha Fish and Eric Anderson

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Jerry Douglas
Jerry Douglas and Guitar Shorty

  • Added: Dec 04, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Anders Osborne
featuring Anders Osborne, Little Freddie King, Dr. Michael White, and more.

  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Barbara Lynn
featuring Barbara Lynn, and other past and present recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Robert Finley with Dan Auerbach
featuring the Black Keys, Robert Finley, and Luke Winslow King

  • Added: Nov 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Jerry Lee and Linda Gail Lewis
featuring Jerry Lee Lewis, and sisters Linda Gail and Frankie Jean

  • Added: Nov 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Joe Ely
featuring Joe Ely and Roscoe Robinson

  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57