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

667 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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

  • Added: Nov 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:57

  • Added: Nov 03, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Vote! , Credit: with permission by Globe Collection and Press at MICA
A soundtrack in words and music to get you to the polls.

  • Added: Oct 27, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Oct 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Elvis at Home
with music from Mavis Staples, Elvis, Bill Monroe, and Louis Armstrong.

  • Added: Oct 13, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Dr. Michael White
with the Doucet Brothers, Original Liberty Jazz Band, and Topsy Chapman

  • Added: Oct 06, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • 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