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.

Banjos Lost and Found

Apr 6, 2016

From the earliest blues and minstrel tunes to clawhammer bluegrass and forward to newgrass, the banjo has been a part of American music. This week we visit with New Orleans Creole jazzman Don Vappie and hear how the instrument is used in New Orleans traditional jazz. And feel the zeitgeist as San Diego-based Nickel Creek come by for a live set and talk about building onto their bluegrass base and moving beyond.

The Emperor and the Professor of New Orleans Music

Mar 9, 2016
Ernie K-Doe
Dave Cash

Show Mix 101715

Jan 7, 2016

Music, Comics & Collecting Records

Dec 22, 2015

Billie Holiday: Ladies Sing the Blues & Beyond

Dec 17, 2015

Remembering Allen Toussaint: A Saint for All Seasons

Dec 10, 2015

Thanksgiving with the National Heritage Fellows

Nov 19, 2015
Michael G. Stewart