EPISODES OF AMERICAN ROUTES WITH JIMMY CARTER
FROM THE SHOW: HOLIDAY SOUL AND SPIRIT: LIVE FROM PRESERVATION HALL WITH IRMA THOMAS & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
From the show "Holiday Soul and Spirit: Live from Preservation Hall with Irma Thomas & the Blind Boys of Alabama" originally aired on December 20th, 2017
From the show "And So Fourth!" originally aired on July 4th, 2018
For this special holiday edition of American Routes, we get into the spirit of the season with live performances by Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans, and gospel greats the Blind Boys of Alabama at Preservation Hall in the French Quarter. Blind Boys' founding member Jimmy Carter tells of his long life on the road through the Jim Crow South and around the world, and Irma Thomas describes her gospel roots and soul music's role in protest and healing. Plus, we keep the holiday festivities going with a joyous jukebox of blues and jazz, Cajun and country, solstice and seasonal tunes.