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 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

656 Pieces

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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
Caption: Monk Boudreaux
featuring parade float builders, a visit to the Backstreet Cultural Museum, a skull and bone gang, baby dolls, and Mardi Gras Indians.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Little Freddie King
with music from Bessie Smith, Buddy Guy, Freddy Fender and Clifton Chenier, plus a live set with Little Freddie King.

  • Added: Feb 02, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Kermit Ruffins
with Basin Street Records founder Mark Samuels, Kermit Ruffins, and Jon Cleary

  • Added: Jan 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Michael Doucet, Nick Spitzer, and Terrance Simien , Credit:  Philip Gould
with Beausoleil, Terrance Simien’s Zydeco Experience, Tom McDermott and Meschiya Lake

  • Added: Dec 29, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Xmas Bonfires
Classic songs to celebrate the winter holidays plus a visit to South Louisiana’s Christmas Eve bonfires along the Mississippi River.

  • Added: Dec 22, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Bill Kirchen
Piano and guitar greats from studio to stage in jazz, blues, roots rock and soul.

  • Added: Dec 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Dolly Parton
Featuring an archival interview with Dolly Parton and the late historian Charles Wolfe

  • Added: Dec 08, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Sun Ra
with the Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Sun Ra and Our Native Daughters.

  • Added: Dec 01, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: William Bell
celebrating the 2020 NEA National Heritage Fellows

  • Added: Nov 24, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58