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

629 Pieces

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Bessie Smith , Credit: Carl Van Vechten, restored by Adam Cuerden
featuring Annika Chambers, a 21st Century blues woman and classic Bessie Smith songs by Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and Alberta Hunter.

  • Added: Sep 22, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: The Marsalis Family
A tribute to the late pianist Ellis Marsalis, Jr. and his musical sons Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Flaco Jiménez & Max Baca
with Flaco Jimenez, Sunny and the Sunliners, Augie Meyers and Max Baca

  • Added: Sep 08, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: French Quarter Festival
With Kermit Ruffins, Don Vappie, Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and his Sunspots, the Original Pinettes Brass Band, the Iguanas, and Corey Henry’s Tremé Fun...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Fats Domino’s house in the Lower Ninth Ward, four months after Hurricane Katrina, 2005, Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
a look back at the catastrophe, recovery and renewed hope for the culture of the Crescent City with Dr. John, Irma Thomas, the Rebirth Brass Band a...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59

  • Added: Aug 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Aug 11, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Jul 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:57

  • Added: Jul 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: French Quarter Festival, Credit: Zack Smith Photography, Courtesy of French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
with music from Irma Thomas, Ellis Marsalis, the Preservation Hall Brass Band, Don Vappie and Evan Christopher, Bruce Daigrepont, Topsy Chapman and...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59

  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: 4th of July on the Mall, Credit: Photo courtesy National Council for the Traditional Arts, July 4, 1993
with performances by the Staple Singers, Tito Puente, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, New Orleans Tuxedo Brass and more.

  • Added: Jul 02, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:56

  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Ray Charles
with Ray Charles, Flaco Jimenez, Dave Brubeck, and the Original Pinettes Brass Band

  • Added: Jun 09, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Carlos Santana
with Carlos Santana, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, and Los Lobos

  • Added: Jun 02, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Linda Goss
American Routes celebrates this holiday weekend with words and music from the National Heritage Fellows Concert in Washington DC.

  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:57