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

Blues--The Universal Solvent & Little Freddie King Live

Blues...it's a universal solvent in music. There's blues in jazz, R & B, roots rock and soul, country, Cajun, Latin, funk, hip-hop, rock and pop... It's everywhere! We'll hear from all corners of the musical map including Bessie Smith, Buddy Guy, Freddy Fender and Clifton Chenier and more. Then an hour with Octogenarian electric country… read more

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