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: Eric Anderson
Samantha Fish and Eric Anderson

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Jerry Douglas
Jerry Douglas and Guitar Shorty

  • Added: Dec 04, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Anders Osborne
featuring Anders Osborne, Little Freddie King, Dr. Michael White, and more.

  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Barbara Lynn
featuring Barbara Lynn, and other past and present recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Robert Finley with Dan Auerbach
featuring the Black Keys, Robert Finley, and Luke Winslow King

  • Added: Nov 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Jerry Lee and Linda Gail Lewis
featuring Jerry Lee Lewis, and sisters Linda Gail and Frankie Jean

  • Added: Nov 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Joe Ely
featuring Joe Ely and Roscoe Robinson

  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57

  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Fats Domino
Featuring a tribute to the late Fats Domino, Albert Lee, and Billy Boy Arnold

  • Added: Oct 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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featuring archival interviews with Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, Rick Ruben, Marshall Grant, John Carter Cash, and more

  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57