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.

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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 show explores the shared musical and cultural threads in these American styles and genres of music and how they are distinguished.

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Custom Promos voiced by host Nick Spitzer

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American Routes Fundraising Programs for all PRX stations

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30-second generic evergreen promos for American Routes.

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Holiday specials

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American Routes occasionally makes episodes of the weekly series available to all PRX stations free of charge. The episodes below are now available.


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  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Soul Rebels, Credit: James Billeaudeau
with the Soul Rebels, Christian Scott, Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Cowboy Stew, James Hunter Six, Samantha Fish, and the Lost Bayou Ramblers

  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, and Los Lobos! From Tijuana to San Francisco to Woodstock and the global stage, Carlos Santana is feature...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Host Nick Spitzer brings you music from South Louisiana and beyond, while urging the listeners to pitch in and support your station.

Bought by WTIP, KRVS, KUMD, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Wyoming Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:14:31
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente and Los Lobos

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Autumn Equinox
featuring a soundtrack for the changing season and a tribute to Aretha Franklin

  • Added: Sep 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Guilty Pleasures
from Lotte Lenya singing Mack the Knife and a Japanese take on Tighten Up, to Ray Charles and Ringo

  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57