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

Caption: Ponderosa Stomp
with Dr. Ike, Duane Eddy, and Linda Gail Lewis

  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Supaman
with Jesse Colin Young, Carlos Santana, Supaman, and Cora Harvey Armstrong

  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Soul Rebels, Credit: James Billeaudeau
with the Soul Rebels, Christian Scott, Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Cowboy Stew, James Hunter Six, Samantha Fish, and the Lost Bayou Ramblers

  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, and Los Lobos! From Tijuana to San Francisco to Woodstock and the global stage, Carlos Santana is feature...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Host Nick Spitzer brings you music from South Louisiana and beyond, while urging the listeners to pitch in and support your station.

Bought by WKYU, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WTIP, KRVS, KUMD and more


  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:14:31
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente and Los Lobos

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Autumn Equinox
featuring a soundtrack for the changing season and a tribute to Aretha Franklin

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