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.


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  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Charlie Louvin with brother Ira
with the Paschall Brothers, Charlie Louvin and the Santa Maria Produce Company

  • Added: Apr 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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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 Wyoming Public Radio, WKYU, WTIP, KEDM, KKFI and more


  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:26:16
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson remembered by Johnny Shines, Henry Townsend, Robert Junior Lockwood, and Lonnie Pitchford.

  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57

  • Added: Mar 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Marquise Knox
Albert Lee, Phil Wiggins, Marquis Knox and Steve Riley

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

  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Cha Wa
with Maroon Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson and Cha Wa

  • Added: Feb 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59