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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9 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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This is a series for American Routes to post special programs.


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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

  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Fats Domino
Featuring a tribute to the late Fats Domino, Albert Lee, and Billy Boy Arnold

  • Added: Oct 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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featuring archival interviews with Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, Rick Ruben, Marshall Grant, John Carter Cash, and more

  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Los Lobos
featuring Los Lobos, Los Cenzontles, Eva Ybarra, Oscar Hernandez, Tito Puente, and more...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Shannon Powell
with Shannon Powell, JM Van Eaton, Ben Riley and Tito Puente

  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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An American Routes fundraiser show featuring Aaron Neville, Tony Joe White, Ray Charles, and more.

Bought by KKFI, WDCB, KUMD, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WNIJ and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:34:00
  • Purchases: 12
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featuring Sarah Vaughn, Sam Cooke, Van Morrison and Aretha Franklin

  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58