American Routes

Rhythm & News: Sun • 2pm-4pm
  • Hosted by Nick Spitzer

Presenting a broad range of American music — from blues, jazz, gospel and soul, to rockabilly, zydeco, Tejano and roots rock – American Routes explores the shared musical and cultural threads that both distinguish and bind these diverse genres.  The program also presents documentary features and artist interviews that take listeners on journeys riding legendary trains, visiting street parades, discovering roadside attractions and meeting tap dancers, fishermen and fortunetellers.  The songs and stories on American Routes chronicle and celebrate both the community origins of American music and the musicians who create it.

Ways to Connect

Thanksgiving with the National Heritage Fellows

Nov 19, 2015
Michael G. Stewart

Modern Traditions: Ben Harper and Carl LeBlanc

Nov 5, 2015

A Grateful Journey: Kris Kristofferson

Oct 29, 2015

Sacred Steel Brothers and a Jazz Master

Oct 15, 2015

Sonic Travelers: Jerry Douglas and Guitar Shorty

Oct 8, 2015

Riding the Rivers and Rails

Oct 1, 2015

Chuck Leavell & Jon Cleary

Sep 17, 2015

John Sebastian and Bonsoir Catin

Sep 10, 2015

The Black Keys and the Soul Rebels

Sep 10, 2015
Danny Clinch

Labor Day with the Ponderosa Stomp

Sep 1, 2015

Katrina: 10 Years After the Flood

Aug 25, 2015

Words & Music

Aug 18, 2015

Gulf Coast Blues and Jazz

Jul 23, 2015

Jesse Winchester, Wayne & Jayne Henderson

Jul 23, 2015

Wade in the Water: Songs and Stories of the River

Jul 23, 2015

Creole Eyes and Classical Ears

Jul 21, 2015

Giants of Jazz: Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane

Jul 14, 2015