American Routes

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American Routes, hosted by Nick Spitzer, is a weekly two-hour public radio program produce at Tulane University in New Orleans.  It has been exclusively distributed by PRX since 2011. The show presents 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.


 


Each week, Nick Spitzer curates the tunes and explores cultural threads of American music. The program uses short documentary features and artist interviews to tell the stories. Artists heard on American Routes 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. The music-to-talk ratio of a typical American Routes program is 80% music and 20% talk.  In addition to 52 shows per year, there are two pledge drive programs. Custom promos are available.

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American Routes, hosted by Nick Spitzer, is a weekly two-hour public radio program produce at Tulane University in New Orleans. It has been exclusively distributed by PRX since 2011. The show presents 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.

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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.


Pieces


  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59

  • Added: Jan 07, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Boz Scaggs
featuring Boz Scaggs and remembering Jimmy C. Newman, the Alligator Man

  • Added: Dec 31, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: New Years
with the Rebirth Brass Band, Leroy Jones, Ellis Marsalis, Little Freddie King, Jon Cleary and Charmaine Neville

  • Added: Dec 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Xmas Bonfires
Classic songs to celebrate the winter holidays plus a visit to South Louisiana’s Christmas Eve bonfires lighting the way for Papa Noel along the Mi...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:00

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Linda Goss
with Las Tesoros de San Antonio, Dan Ansotegui, Balla Kouyate, and Linda Goss, as well as great recordings of fellows from years gone by.

  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57

  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58