American Routes

Series produced by American Routes

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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

675 Pieces

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with music from the Beach Boys, Toots and the Maytals, Wilco, and the Kinks. Plus renditions of George Gershwin's "Summertime."

  • Added: Aug 17, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00
Caption: Ramsey Lewis
with Ramsey Lewis and a visit to North Carolina’s historic Black Seabreeze Beach.

  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00
Caption: Gillian Welch
with Chuck Berry, Gillian Welch, and Nick Hornby

  • Added: Aug 03, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00

  • Added: Jul 27, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01
Caption: Harry Smith
featuring Harry Smith biographer John Szwed and music from the Anthology of American Folk Music

  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01
Caption: Tipitina's
with a visit to Tipitina’s and Donna’s Bar & Grille, plus a recipe for a classic New Orleans cocktail, the Sazerac, and music for late night parties

  • Added: Jul 06, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00
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