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

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Available for all stations! J. J. Cale interview from March 2010, with Nick Spitzer from American Routes

Bought by Prairie Public, KRZA, WHRV, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 13:38
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:57
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Bela Fleck and Jason Marsalis

  • Added: Jul 24, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:57

  • Added: Jul 24, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:56
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Pat Martino and Ben Hall

  • Added: Jul 23, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:56
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Lyle Lovett and Howard Tate

  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: John Doe
featuring John Doe and Buddy Miller

  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:55
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featuring Nora and Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Studs Terkel and more

  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:57
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featuring Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, Jon Cleary, Lost Bayou Ramblers, and Treme Brass Band

  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:56

  • Added: Jun 05, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:57
  • Purchases: 7