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

Autumn Equinox & Remembering Aretha Franklin

As temperatures begin to dip and the leaves turn color, we celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with a soundtrack for the changing season. We hope for crisp air in Fall with Nina Simone's plea, "Chilly Winds Don't Blow," and Sarah Vaughan's take on Kurt Weill's "September Song." For the harvest, we spin Johnny Cash's "Pickin' Time."… read more

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