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

Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals

We celebrate epic moments in American music from the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals-from Duke Ellington's 1956 comeback to Bob Dylan's 1965 electric revolution. First, an hour tribute to the Newport Jazz Festival with performances by Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson, Louis Armstrong, and a visit from trumpet legend Clark Terry, who played with Ellington in… read more

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Marshall Grant
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Folkways with Mo Asch, Michael Asch, Ralph Rinzler, Tony Schwartz
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