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

South to Louisiana with Rod Bernard

American Routes digs into the archives for a classic program on the previous musical generation that defined cultural continuity and renaissance in Southwestern French Louisiana. The interviews include swamp popper Rod Bernard about his breakout hit "This Could Go On Forever." The late guitarist Lil' Buck Sinegal recalls the heyday of Clifton Chenier's Red Hot… read more

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