American Routes

Saturdays 2-4pm
  • Hosted by Nick Spitzer

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Now in its 20th year on the air, American Routes, which is produced in New Orleans, brings you 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.

 Host Nick Spitzer explores the shared musical and cultural threads in these American styles and genres of music, and how they are distinguished. The songs and stories on American Routes describe the community origins of our music, musicians and cultures (the “roots”) and the many directions they take over time. 

Join us as we ride legendary trains, or visit street parades, instrument-makers, roadsideattractions and juke joints, and meet tap dancers, fi shermen, fortunetellers and more.

The Children's Hour Inc.

Coming January 2021 on Public Radio 90:
A New Saturday Afternoon Lineup Inspired By You! 

We depend on your feedback about the programs you value as well as suggestions for future improvements and changes. In fact, your feedback inspired our new Saturday afternoon program line-up, which rolls out this month.  

Saturdays at 1pm: The Children’s Hour