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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

Caption: Drink Small, Credit: Michael G. Stewart
featuring BB King, Ralph Stanley, Drink Small, Dan Sheehy and more.

  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:00

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:55

  • Added: Nov 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:55

  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:55
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Featuring Sam Phillips, DJ Fontana, Scotty Moore, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rufus Thomas and Candi Staton

  • Added: Oct 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Robert Randolph
featuring Robert Randolph, Calvin Cooke and Yusef Lateef

  • Added: Oct 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:56

  • Added: Oct 13, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Justin Townes Earle
featuring Justin Townes Earle and Captain Doc Hawley

  • Added: Oct 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:56

  • Added: Sep 29, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Chuck Leavell
featuring Chuck Leavell and Jon Cleary

  • Added: Sep 22, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:55
Caption: John Sebastian
featuring John Sebastian and Bonsoir Catin

  • Added: Sep 15, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Black Keys, Credit: Danny Clinch
featuring the Black Keys and the Soul Rebels

  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Duane Eddy
featuring Duane Eddy, Barbara Lynn and the late-Wardell Quezergue

  • Added: Sep 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Deacon John
Featuring Harry Shearer, Deacon John Moore, Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas

  • Added: Aug 25, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Rosanne Cash
featuring Rosanne Cash, Cyril Vetter and Little Freddie King

  • Added: Aug 18, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Johnny Winter
featuring Johnny Winter and Jason Moran

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:57
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featuring Jesse Winchester and Wayne & Jayne Henderson of Henderson Guitars

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Mississippi River at Natchez
featuring Aaron Neville, Al Green & Richard Campanella

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:56
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Host Nick Spitzer brings you songs and stories from our archive while urging the listeners to pitch in and support your station.

Bought by WBST, KRVS, WKYU, WSGE, WDCB and more


  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:23:02
  • Purchases: 41
Caption: Van Dyke Parks
with Van Dyke Parks and Tom McDermott

  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:57