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American Routes

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American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting 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. 

The program also presents documentary features and artist interviews. Our conversations include Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, B.B. King, Dr. John, Dave Brubeck, Abbey Lincoln, Elvis Costello, Ray Charles, Randy Newman, McCoy Tyner, Lucinda Williams, Rufus Thomas, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. Join us as we ride legendary trains, or visit street parades, instrument-makers, roadside attractions and juke joints, and meet tap dancers, fishermen, fortunetellers and more.

Learn more at prx.org/americanroutes.

Pieces


  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Merle Haggard
the late-Merle Haggard and Aaron Neville

  • Added: Apr 12, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Don Vappie
featuring Don Vappie and Nickel Creek

  • Added: Apr 06, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: The Meters
featuring the Meters, the Drive-By Truckers and the Baton Rouge Blues Festival

  • Added: Mar 29, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Dr. John, Credit: James Demaria
with Rodney Crowell and Dr. John

  • Added: Mar 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Jim Kweskin Jug Band
featuring Judy Collins, Jim Kweskin, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Rhiannon Giddens, Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Garcia and more.

  • Added: Mar 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:57

  • Added: Mar 09, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Jesse Winchester
with Jesse Winchester and Wayne & Jayne Henderson

  • Added: Mar 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Baby Washington
featuring Justin "Baby" Washington, Chris Clark, Maxine Brown and the Original Pinette's Brass Band

  • Added: Feb 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Sun Studio
featuring Sam Phillips, Jerry Lee Lewis, Barbara Sims and Candi Staton

  • Added: Feb 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Carnival in Limoux
featuring Monk Boudreaux, Southern France and the Coney Island Mermaid Parade

  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Richard Thompson
featuring Richard Thompson and Zachary Richard

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:55
Caption: Rhiannon Giddens
featuring Ray Charles, Rhiannon Giddens, Dom Flemmons, Justin Robinson and more

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:59
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featuring Albert Murray, Julian Bond, Harry Belafonte, Mable John and Captain Doc Hawley

  • Added: Jan 12, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Robert Crumb
featuring R. Crumb and Jerry Zolten

  • Added: Jan 06, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Michael Doucet
featuring Dr. Michael White, Beausoleil, Little Freddie King, Electrifying Crown Seekers and Topsy Chapman

  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Dec 22, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Allen Toussaint
Featuring archived interviews with Allen Toussaint

  • Added: Dec 15, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:57
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featuring John McEuen, Gary Burton and Jake Shimabukuro

  • Added: Dec 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:56