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BeauSoleil
BEAUSOLEIL appearing in 93 shows and/or playlists

BEAUSOLEIL

EPISODES OF AMERICAN ROUTES WITH BEAUSOLEIL

FROM THE SHOW: JELLY ROLL MORTON

Fiddler Michael Doucet reflects on Cajun music's remarkable popularity and the beginnings of his band Beausoleil in the mid-1970's. Doucet started playing traditional music, seeking out local Southwest Louisiana influences like Dennis McGee and Varise Connor.

MEMORIAL DAY WITH THE NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOWS: MICHAEL WHITE, BEAUSOLEIL, MONK BOUDREAUX, DEL MCCOURY, KOKO TAYLOR AND MANY MORE...

American Routes celebrates Memorial Day weekend with a sonic feast from National Endowment for the Arts' Heritage Fellows--recipients of America's most prestigious award in folk & traditional arts. We'll hear music and conversation from past Fellows: bluegrass picker Del McCoury, rockabilly Wanda Jackson, sacred steel guitarists, the Campbell Brothers, and late blues singer Koko Taylor. The 2016 Fellows included: Mardi Gras Indian Chief Monk Boudreaux, Irish accordionist Billy McComiskey and Mexican-American singer Artemio Posadas. Other awardees range from basketmakers in Kentucky and the Penobscot tribe in Maine, to traditional wind instrumentalists from South Dakota and Laos.

THE BEST OF AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE IN STUDIO AND ON STAGE

This holiday weekend, we've hand picked some of the best live performances on American Routes. From Willie Nelson in our studio to soul queen Irma Thomas and other roots music heroes at Rock N Bowl, Preservation Hall and the Civic Theater in New Orleans. We feature blues harpist Charlie Musselwhite, Baton Rouge blues pianist, Henry Gray, New Orleans traditional jazz clarinetist Dr. Michael White and Topsy Chapman. Plus the Cajun band Beausoleil and zydeco accordionist Geno Delafose. And, from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Los Texmaniacs and the Chuck Brown Go-Go band. So, turn on the radio and take a break from work (just two hours) for American Routes!

AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

American Routes celebrates music and musicians from New Orleans, Mississippi and French Louisiana. Recorded live at New Orleans' venerable (1906) Civic Theatre, the show features New Orleans clarinetist Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band with the definitive Creole music born in the Crescent City: traditional jazz. White is joined by fellow NEA Heritage recipient, Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet and the influential band of the French Louisiana cultural revival BeauSoleil ('good sunshine'). The downhome blues of guitarist and wordslinger Little Freddie King of McComb, Mississippi kicks off the show and the spirit-filled gospel of Electrifying Crown Seekers from New Orleans' West Bank take us home. Our special guest is beloved jazz vocalist Topsy Chapman, also famed locally as the first black cocktail waitress on Bourbon Street in the 1960s.

AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

American Routes celebrates music and musicians from New Orleans, Mississippi and French Louisiana. Recorded live at New Orleans' venerable (1906) Civic Theatre, the show features New Orleans clarinetist Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band with the definitive Creole music born in the Crescent City: traditional jazz. White is joined by fellow NEA Heritage recipient, Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet and the influential band of the French Louisiana cultural revival BeauSoleil ('good sunshine'). The downhome blues of guitarist and wordslinger Little Freddie King of McComb, Mississippi kicks off the show and the spirit-filled gospel of Electrifying Crown Seekers from New Orleans' west bank take us home. Our special guest is beloved jazz vocalist Topsy Chapman, also famed locally as the first black cocktail waitress on Bourbon Street in the 1960s.

NEA HERITAGE AWARDS

It's a tradition of it's own by now! Each year, American Routes celebrates Thanksgiving weekend with words and music from the National Heritage Fellows Concert in Washington DC. Since 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts has presented the fellowships. It's America's highest award in Folk & Traditional Arts. We'll hear a mix of this year's fellows live from the stage as well as great recordings of those from years gone by: The Holmes Brothers, Doc Watson, Treme Brass Band, Michael Doucet with Beausoleil, Boozoo Chavis, Flaco Jimenez, Mavis Staples, Del McCoury, John Cephas & Phil Wiggins, Andy Statman and many more. Blues and jazz, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and klezmer, bluegrass and gospel as well as Native American voices, make a cornucopia of sounds and stories for the holiday!

AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE! 4TH OF JULY: CELEBRATING MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

This Independence Day, we'll celebrate music of New Orleans, Mississippi & French Louisiana. Recorded live at New Orleans' Civic Theatre, we'll be joined by New Orleans clarinetist Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band; fellow NEA Heritage recipient and Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet with his band BeauSoleil; the downhome blues of McComb, Mississippi's Little Freddie King; and the spirit-filled gospel of Electrifying Crown Seekers from New Orleans' West Bank. Our special guest is beloved jazz vocalist Topsy Chapman. Join us for a holiday edition of the new American Routes Live series.

50 YEARS OF ARHOOLIE RECORDS

There's lots to celebrate this 4th of July with American Routes. It's the 50th anniversary of Arhoolie Records and we're bringing the party to you. Live in concert from Berkeley, CA, Nick is joined on stage with the pioneering label's many admirers including Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, Michael & David Doucet of Beausoleil, New Orleans' Treme Brass Band and sacred steel masters, the Campbell Brothers. We'll also chat with Arhoolie's founder, Chris Strachwitz about his passion for American roots music on record. It's an event not to be missed!

50 YEARS OF ARHOOLIE RECORDS

It's the 50th anniversary concert of the legendary Arhoolie Records and we're bringing the party to you live from Berkeley's Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse. Nick is joined on stage with the pioneering label's many admirers including roots rock guitarist Ry Cooder, bluesman Taj Mahal, Michael Doucet of Beausoleil, New Orleans' Treme Brass Band, sacred steel masters the Campbell Brothers, the Mexican-American traditionalists Los Cenzontles and many special guests. We'll also chat with Arhoolie's founder, Chris Strachwitz about his passion for putting American roots music on record.

AFTER THE STORM IV: THANKSGIVING

This week we continue to follow the rebuilding of the Gulf Region through the stories and songs of its musicians. Joining in the recovery effort is the soul queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas, to talk about her life, post-Katrina. Plus, we'll go into the studio with Michael and David Doucet, brothers and members of the Cajun band Beausoleil for their take on some storm songs.

FROM THE SHOW: MEMORIAL DAY WITH THE NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOWS: MICHAEL WHITE, BEAUSOLEIL, MONK BOUDREAUX, DEL MCCOURY, KOKO TAYLOR AND MANY MORE...

From the show "Memorial Day with the NEA National Heritage Fellows: Michael White, Beausoleil, Monk Boudreaux, Del McCoury, Koko Taylor and many more..." originally aired on May 24th, 2017

FROM THE SHOW: MEMORIAL DAY WITH THE NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOWS: MICHAEL WHITE, BEAUSOLEIL, MONK BOUDREAUX, DEL MCCOURY, KOKO TAYLOR AND MANY MORE...

From the show "Memorial Day with the NEA National Heritage Fellows: Michael White, Beausoleil, Monk Boudreaux, Del McCoury, Koko Taylor and many more..." originally aired on May 24th, 2017

FROM THE SHOW: FESTIVALS ACADIENS ET CREOLES AND NEW ORLEANS NIGHTLIFE

From the show "Festivals Acadiens et Creoles and New Orleans Nightlife" originally aired on February 15th, 2017

FROM THE SHOW: NEA HERITAGE FELLOWSHIP CONCERT 2016

From the show "NEA Heritage Fellowship Concert 2016" originally aired on November 23rd, 2016

FROM THE SHOW: NEA HERITAGE FELLOWSHIP CONCERT 2016

From the show "NEA Heritage Fellowship Concert 2016" originally aired on November 23rd, 2016

FROM THE SHOW: THE BEST OF AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE IN STUDIO AND ON STAGE

From the show "The Best of American Routes Live in Studio and On Stage" originally aired on August 31st, 2016

FROM THE SHOW: THE BEST OF AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE IN STUDIO AND ON STAGE

From the show "The Best of American Routes Live in Studio and On Stage" originally aired on August 31st, 2016

FROM THE SHOW: THE BEST OF AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE IN STUDIO AND ON STAGE

From the show "The Best of American Routes Live in Studio and On Stage" originally aired on August 31st, 2016

FROM THE SHOW: RICHARD THOMPSON AND ZACHARY RICHARD

From the show "Richard Thompson and Zachary Richard" originally aired on January 27th, 2016

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live!: Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on December 30th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live!: Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on December 30th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live!: Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on December 30th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live!: Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on December 30th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live!: Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on December 30th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live!: Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on December 30th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live!: Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on December 30th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: KATRINA: 10 YEARS AFTER THE FLOOD

From the show "Katrina: 10 Years After the Flood" originally aired on August 26th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on May 27th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on May 27th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on May 27th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on May 27th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on May 27th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: RICHARD THOMPSON & ZACHARY RICHARD

From the show "Richard Thompson & Zachary Richard" originally aired on March 11th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live!: Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on December 31st, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live!: Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on December 31st, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live!: Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on December 31st, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live!: Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on December 31st, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live!: Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on December 31st, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live!: Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on December 31st, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE!: MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live!: Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on December 31st, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: NEA HERITAGE AWARDS

From the show "NEA Heritage Awards" originally aired on November 26th, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: FESTIVALS ACADIENS ET CREOLES AND NEW ORLEANS NIGHTLIFE

From the show "Festivals Acadiens et Creoles and New Orleans Nightlife" originally aired on September 17th, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE! 4TH OF JULY: CELEBRATING MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live! 4th of July: Celebrating Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on July 2nd, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE! 4TH OF JULY: CELEBRATING MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live! 4th of July: Celebrating Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on July 2nd, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE! 4TH OF JULY: CELEBRATING MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live! 4th of July: Celebrating Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on July 2nd, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE! 4TH OF JULY: CELEBRATING MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live! 4th of July: Celebrating Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on July 2nd, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE! 4TH OF JULY: CELEBRATING MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live! 4th of July: Celebrating Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on July 2nd, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE! 4TH OF JULY: CELEBRATING MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live! 4th of July: Celebrating Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on July 2nd, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES LIVE! 4TH OF JULY: CELEBRATING MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE GULF SOUTH

From the show "American Routes Live! 4th of July: Celebrating Musical Geographies of the Gulf South" originally aired on July 2nd, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: RICHARD THOMPSON & ZACHARY RICHARD

From the show "Richard Thompson & Zachary Richard" originally aired on June 11th, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on January 1st, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on January 1st, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on January 1st, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on January 1st, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES 15TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

From the show "American Routes 15th Anniversary Concert" originally aired on December 25th, 2013

FROM THE SHOW: SONGS OF THE EXPATRIATES: RICHARD THOMPSON & ZACHARY RICHARD

From the show "Songs of the Expatriates: Richard Thompson & Zachary Richard" originally aired on December 18th, 2013

FROM THE SHOW: FESTIVALS ACADIENS ET CREOLES AND NEW ORLEANS NIGHTLIFE

From the show "Festivals Acadiens et Creoles and New Orleans Nightlife" originally aired on September 18th, 2013

FROM THE SHOW: AMERICAN ROUTES 15TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

From the show "American Routes 15th Anniversary Concert" originally aired on July 3rd, 2013

FROM THE SHOW: FESTIVALS ACADIENS ET CREOLES AND THE NEW ORLEANS NIGHTLIFE

From the show "Festivals Acadiens et Creoles and the New Orleans Nightlife" originally aired on September 19th, 2012

FROM THE SHOW: THE NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL

From the show "The National Folk Festival" originally aired on June 6th, 2012

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on January 4th, 2012

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on January 4th, 2012

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on January 4th, 2012

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on January 4th, 2012

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on January 4th, 2012

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on July 6th, 2011

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on July 6th, 2011

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on July 6th, 2011

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on July 6th, 2011

FROM THE SHOW: CRESCENT CITY JAM SESSIONS

From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on July 6th, 2011

FROM THE SHOW: THE NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL

From the show "The National Folk Festival" originally aired on June 1st, 2011

FROM THE SHOW: SONNY ROLLINS & BOB FRENCH

From the show "Sonny Rollins & Bob French" originally aired on September 29th, 2010

FROM THE SHOW: SONNY ROLLINS & BOB FRENCH

From the show "Sonny Rollins & Bob French" originally aired on October 14th, 2009

FROM THE SHOW: SONNY ROLLINS AND BOB FRENCH

From the show "Sonny Rollins and Bob French" originally aired on March 18th, 2009

FROM THE SHOW: CELTIC ROOTS

From the show "Celtic Roots" originally aired on March 10th, 1999

FROM THE SHOW: WINTER - GILLIAN WELCH

From the show "Winter - Gillian Welch" originally aired on January 6th, 1999

FROM THE SHOW: MARDI GRAS

From the show "Mardi Gras" originally aired on March 1st, 2000

FROM THE SHOW: WINTER

From the show "Winter" originally aired on January 19th, 2000

FROM THE SHOW: ST. PATRICK IN AMERICA

From the show "St. Patrick in America" originally aired on March 14th, 2001

FROM THE SHOW: CARNIVAL KNOWLEDGE

From the show "Carnival Knowledge" originally aired on February 21st, 2001

FROM THE SHOW: BO DIDDLEY / TONY JOE WHITE

From the show "Bo Diddley / Tony Joe White" originally aired on July 17th, 2002

FROM THE SHOW: WINTER IS COOL! NO, IT'S COLD!!

From the show "Winter is Cool! No, It's Cold!!" originally aired on January 2nd, 2002

FROM THE SHOW: BO DIDDLEY / TONY JOE WHITE

From the show "Bo Diddley / Tony Joe White" originally aired on April 30th, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: WINTER IS COOL! NO, IT'S COLD!!

From the show "Winter is Cool! No, It's Cold!!" originally aired on January 1st, 2003

FROM THE SHOW: VALENTINE'S DAY

From the show "Valentine's Day" originally aired on February 11th, 2004

FROM THE SHOW: AFTER THE STORM IV: THANKSGIVING

From the show "After the Storm IV: Thanksgiving" originally aired on November 23rd, 2005

FROM THE SHOW: AFTER THE STORM

From the show "After the Storm" originally aired on September 7th, 2005

FROM THE SHOW: BO DIDDLEY / TONY JOE WHITE

From the show "Bo Diddley / Tony Joe White" originally aired on July 6th, 2005

FROM THE SHOW: VALENTINE'S DAY

From the show "Valentine's Day" originally aired on February 9th, 2005

FROM THE SHOW: AFTER THE STORM VIII: A YEAR IN THE FLOOD'S WAKE

From the show "After the Storm VIII: A Year in the Flood's Wake" originally aired on August 23rd, 2006

FROM THE SHOW: ST. PATRICK IN AMERICA

From the show "St. Patrick in America" originally aired on March 15th, 2006

FROM THE SHOW: WINTER IS COOL! NO, IT'S COLD!!

From the show "Winter is Cool! No, It's Cold!!" originally aired on January 4th, 2006

FROM THE SHOW: AFTER THE STORM IX: KATRINA'S SECOND ANNIVERSARY

From the show "After the Storm IX: Katrina's Second Anniversary" originally aired on August 22nd, 2007

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