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 Ken Mills Agency, LLC. 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 Ken Mills at 612-819-8456 or

628 Pieces

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Caption: July 4, 1993 on the National Mall, Credit: Photo courtesy National Council for the Traditional Arts, July 4, 1993
with music from Nina Simone, Randy Newman, Sly Stone and Jon Batiste, plus live performances from The American Roots Independence Day concerts by C...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01

  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00

  • Added: Jun 08, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01
Caption: Pet Sounds
Dogs and cats reign as we take your requests and add our best picks, including a few birds, a mule or two and even monkeys.

  • Added: Jun 01, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:02
Caption: Suni Paz
celebrating the 2020 NEA National Heritage Fellows

  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00

  • Added: May 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01
Caption: Lil’ Buck Sinegal
with Rod Bernard, Lil’ Buck Sinegal, Dewey Balfa and Zydeco Joe

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01
Caption: Ike and Tina Turner
with the Rolling Stones, Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys, Our Native Daughters, Tina Turner, Doug Sahm, and Los Texmaniacs.

  • Added: May 04, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00
Caption: Justine “Baby” Washington
with Justine “Baby” Washington, Maxine Brown, Chris Clark, and the Original Pinettes Brass Band

  • Added: Apr 27, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01

  • Added: Apr 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01
Caption: The Marsalis Family
A tribute to the late pianist Ellis Marsalis, Jr. and his musical sons Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason.

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00
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with music from Gillian Welch, Stevie Wonder, Bob Wills and Fats Waller.

  • Added: Mar 30, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01

  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Mar 16, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Mar 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Raul Malo and the Mavericks
with Raul Malo of The Mavericks and a live concert and conversation with the Pine Leaf Boys

  • Added: Mar 02, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Sam Cooke
a tribute to the man who melded gospel, soul and pop in music and life, Sam Cooke.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58
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with a visit to Li'l Dizzy’s Cafe in Treme and Pete’s Out in the Cold Lounge in the Irish Channel, plus a round with Joe Krown on the Piano on a Tr...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:57