American Routes

Series produced by American Routes

Caption: American Routes
American Routes 

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.

American Routes is exclusively distributed by PRX and is represented by SFM Consulting, Inc. Carriage fees for American Routes are billed separately from PRX.

Fees for American Routes are based on Nielsen Audio market size. They range between $1,000 per quarter for stations in the largest markets to $250 per quarter for smaller and unrated markets. For more information please contact Steve Martin at 703.304.8479 or steve@sfmconsulting.com


683 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Sidiki Conde, Credit: Eliot Kamenitz courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz Museum
with Evan Christopher, Sidiki Conde and Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes

  • Added: Sep 12, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:00

  • Added: Sep 05, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:01
Caption: Leyla McCalla
with the Pine Leaf Boys, Leyla McCalla, Don Vappie, Kermit Ruffins, Donald Harrison and Rickie Lee Jones

  • Added: Aug 29, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:00
Caption: Teddy's Juke Joint
with Bill Ferris, Eden Brent, Little Freddie King, and a visit to Teddy’s Juke Joint

  • Added: Aug 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:00
Caption: Robbie Robertson
with Robbie Robertson, Johnny Otis, and a visit to the Dew Drop Inn

  • Added: Aug 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:01
Caption: Harry Smith
featuring Harry Smith biographer John Szwed and music from the Anthology of American Folk Music

  • Added: Aug 08, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:01

  • Added: Aug 01, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:01

  • Added: Jul 25, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:00

  • Added: Jul 18, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:01
Caption: Ramsey Lewis
with Ramsey Lewis and a visit to Seabreeze Beach

  • Added: Jul 11, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:00
Caption: Chris Strachwitz
with Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, Michael & David Doucet, New Orleans’ Treme Brass Band, the Campbell Brothers and the late Chris Strachwitz

  • Added: Jul 04, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:00
Caption: 4th of July on the Mall, Credit: National Council for the Traditional Arts
with the Staple Singers, Tito Puente, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, New Orleans Tuxedo Brass and more.

  • Added: Jun 27, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:01

  • Added: Jun 20, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:59

  • Added: Jun 13, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:00

  • Added: Jun 06, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:00

  • Added: May 30, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:01
Caption: Shaka Zulu
with the 2022 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows

  • Added: May 23, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:00

  • Added: May 16, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:01
Caption: Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
with music by Charlie Pride, Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Adia Victoria, Aretha Franklin and Louis Armstrong

  • Added: May 09, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:00