American Routes is blues and jazz, gospel and soul, rockabilly and country, Cajun and swamp pop, Tejano, Latin… and beyond. Songs and stories from musicians describe a deep and diverse nation with sounds and styles shared by all Americans. From the bayous to the beltways, from crossroads to crosstown, on interstates and city streets, turn up your radio for the sonic journey!

American Routes—produced in New Orleans since 1998

American Routes at the Movies 2019

We're taking a trip to Tinseltown to explore the music that brings movies to life. We'll hear from trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, who worked on soundtracks for almost all of Spike Lee's films, including 2018's Oscar-nominated BlacKkKlansman. Then, we delve into the life and music of pianist Don Shirley in Green Book, and revisit… read more

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