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


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Caption: The Meters
with the Meters, Randy Newman, Doug Kershaw, and the Tedeschi-Trucks Band

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: :00
Caption: Cedric Burnside
with Cedric Burnside and Shadowgrass

  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane
Exploring the lives of John Coltran and Thelonious Monk

  • Added: Aug 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Meschiya Lake
featuring Brandi Carlile and Meschiya Lake

  • Added: Jul 31, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59

  • Added: Jul 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: San Auerbach
featuring Dan Auerbach and Joel Savoy

  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Don Was
featuring Don Was and Michael Cuscuna

  • Added: Jul 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Boom!
featuring live recordings from Preservation Hall in New Orleans and the Montana Folk Festival

  • Added: Jul 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Jeff Tweedy
featuring Jeff Tweedy and Jimmy "Duck" Holmes

  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
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featuring music from the Beach Boys, Toots and the Maytals, Wilco, the Kinks, and more.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00