American Routes

Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m.
  • Hosted by Nick Spitzer

American Routes is a two-hour weekly excursion into American music, spanning eras and genres—roots rock and soul, blues and country, jazz, gospel and beyond.

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

Billie Holiday: Ladies Sing the Blues and Beyond

Jul 7, 2015

Jerry Garcia July 4th Weekend Special

Jul 1, 2015

Jerry Garcia

Jun 30, 2015
Jerry Garcia

Philly Soul Folks & Louisiana Swamp Pop

Jun 23, 2015

Musical Couples

Jun 16, 2015

We’ll talk with a pair of musical couples, to learn the secrets of sharing the spotlight and making beautiful music together.  Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion are folk musicians who met in the alt-country scene in LA.  Today, with two daughters and a successful career sharing the stage, they sing for families and clubs around the country.  Leroy Jones is a trumpet player from New Orleans and his wife, Katja Toivola is a trombone player from Finland.  We’ll visit their home in the Treme to find out more about their love of bringing New Orleans jazz to world.