American Routes

Series produced by American Routes

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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 publicradio@hotmail.com.


478 Pieces

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  • 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

  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Supaman
with Cora Harvey Armstrong, Supaman, Jesse Colin Young and Santana

  • Added: May 05, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: Elvis at Home
with music from Mavis Staples, Elvis, Bill Monroe, and Louis Armstrong.

  • Added: Apr 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Duke Ellington and Mahalia Jackson, Credit: Michael P. Smith courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection
celebrating 50 years of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival by looking back at historic performances from the first festival in 1970.

  • Added: Apr 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59

  • Added: Apr 14, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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including music from Gillian Welch, Stevie Wonder, Bob Wills and Fats Waller.

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59

  • Added: Mar 31, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:00
Caption: Bessie Smith , Credit: Carl Van Vechten, restored by Adam Cuerden
exploring the life and times of Bessie Smith, featuring conversations with Annika Chambers and classic songs by Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and A...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58

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

  • Added: Mar 10, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58

  • Added: Mar 03, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59