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Each week, Nick Spitzer covers vast musical and cultural ground. Hear blues and jazz, roots rock and soul, Cajun and country, zydeco and Tejano... and beyond. Plus stories and conversations with musicians and everyday people, known and unknown.

Each week, Nick Spitzer covers vast musical and cultural ground. Hear blues and jazz, roots rock and soul, Cajun and country, zydeco and Tejano... and beyond. Plus stories and conversations with musicians and everyday people, known and unknown.
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Location:

Towson, MD

Networks:

PRX

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Each week, Nick Spitzer covers vast musical and cultural ground. Hear blues and jazz, roots rock and soul, Cajun and country, zydeco and Tejano... and beyond. Plus stories and conversations with musicians and everyday people, known and unknown.

Language:

English

Contact:

202 Alcee Fortier Hall Tulane University New Orleans, LA 70118 763-513-9988


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Episodes

Wade in the Water (Hour 1)

1/8/2014
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As the muddy Mississippi winds its way past us in New Orleans, we're reminded of the power and place of these waterways in American culture. Listen to stories of steamboat captains, riverboats and rural fisherman. Plus river tales from Captain Doc Hawley, Aaron Neville and Al Green.

Duration: 01:01:00


Wade in the Water (Hour 2)

1/8/2014
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As the muddy Mississippi winds its way past us in New Orleans, we're reminded of the power and place of these waterways in American culture. Listen to stories of steamboat captains, riverboats and rural fisherman. Plus river tales from Captain Doc Hawley, Aaron Neville and Al Green.

Duration: 01:00:00


Crescent City Jam Sessions (Hour 1)

1/1/2014
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The best live music collaborations from the 2011 New Orleans Jazz Fest. An evening of jazz and country with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Nashville song man Buddy Miller, with special guest Robert Plant. Then the Hot 8 Brass Band and Mos Def at the Howlin' Wolf. Plus more.

Duration: 01:01:00


Crescent City Jam Sessions (Hour 2)

1/1/2014
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The best live music collaborations from the 2011 New Orleans Jazz Fest. An evening of jazz and country with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Nashville song man Buddy Miller, with special guest Robert Plant. Then the Hot 8 Brass Band and Mos Def at the Howlin' Wolf. Plus more.

Duration: 01:00:00


American Routes 15th Anniversary Concert (Hour 1)

12/25/2013
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Celebrate the holiday week as American Routes turns 15! It's a live show from New Orleans legendary Rock N Bowl club with Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, James Rivers, Robert "Barefootin'" Parker, Walter "Wolfman" Washington and James Andrews backed by Jon Cleary and band.

Duration: 01:01:00


American Routes 15th Anniversary Concert (Hour 2)

12/25/2013
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Celebrate the holiday week as American Routes turns 15! It's a live show from New Orleans legendary Rock N Bowl club with Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, James Rivers, Robert "Barefootin'" Parker, Walter "Wolfman" Washington and James Andrews backed by Jon Cleary and band.

Duration: 01:00:00


Richard Thompson & Zachary Richard (Hour 1)

12/18/2013
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Beloved electric and eclectic, folk rocker songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson. Then, accordion-man Zachary Richard talks about growing up in French-speaking South Louisiana but needing to go to France and Quebec to realize the significance of the Cajun culture.

Duration: 01:01:00


Richard Thompson & Zachary Richard (Hour 2)

12/18/2013
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Beloved electric and eclectic, folk rocker songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson. Then, accordion-man Zachary Richard talks about growing up in French-speaking South Louisiana but needing to go to France and Quebec to realize the significance of the Cajun culture.

Duration: 01:00:00


Loretta Lynn, Bill Kirchen & Les Freres Michot (Hour 1)

12/11/2013
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This week, we're sharing words of wisdom. Loretta Lynn blazed a trail through the world of country music. We'll hear about her journey. Rockabilly guitarist and singer, Bill Kirchen, might be best known for his hot licks on "Hot Rod Lincoln." Then, a visit with a band of brothers, Les Freres Michot.

Duration: 01:01:00


Loretta Lynn, Bill Kirchen & Les Freres Michot (Hour 2)

12/11/2013
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This week, we're sharing words of wisdom. Loretta Lynn blazed a trail through the world of country music. We'll hear about her journey. Rockabilly guitarist and singer, Bill Kirchen, might be best known for his hot licks on "Hot Rod Lincoln." Then, a visit with a band of brothers, Les Freres Michot.

Duration: 01:00:00


Robert Randolph, Calvin Cooke and Yusef Lateef (Hour 1)

12/4/2013
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Sacred steel guitarist Robert Randolph has gathered together the leading players of the genre for a recent recording. We'll speak with him and fellow Slide Brother Calvin Cooke. Then a conversation with jazz adventurist Yusef Lateef about his musical mentors and inspirations.

Duration: 01:01:00


Robert Randolph, Calvin Cooke and Yusef Lateef (Hour 2)

12/4/2013
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Sacred steel guitarist Robert Randolph has gathered together the leading players of the genre for a recent recording. We'll speak with him and fellow Slide Brother Calvin Cooke. Then a conversation with jazz adventurist Yusef Lateef about his musical mentors and inspirations.

Duration: 01:00:00


NEA Heritage Fellowships Concert (Hour 1)

11/27/2013
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American Routes celebrates the 2013 National Heritage Fellows in concert from Washington, DC. This year's fellows include singer-pianist Carol Fran, traditional Irish musician Seamus Connolly, Sacred Harp singer David Ivey, Chicano musician-activist Ramon "Chunky" Sachez, Gypsy traditional musician Nicolae Feraru.

Duration: 01:01:00


NEA Heritage Fellowships Concert (Hour 2)

11/27/2013
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American Routes celebrates the 2013 National Heritage Fellows in concert from Washington, DC. This year's fellows include singer-pianist Carol Fran, traditional Irish musician Seamus Connolly, Sacred Harp singer David Ivey, Chicano musician-activist Ramon "Chunky" Sachez, Gypsy traditional musician Nicolae Feraru.

Duration: 01:00:00


The Funk Soul Universe (Hour 1)

11/20/2013
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New York City's pioneer of Afro-Latin Soul, Joe Bataan, tells us about his boogaloo beginnings, melding latin beats with soulful sounds. And, Stanton Moore and Ben Ellman from New Orleans' Galactic about their love of all things funky.

Duration: 01:01:00


The Funk Soul Universe (Hour 2)

11/20/2013
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New York City's pioneer of Afro-Latin Soul, Joe Bataan, tells us about his boogaloo beginnings, melding latin beats with soulful sounds. And, Stanton Moore and Ben Ellman from New Orleans' Galactic about their love of all things funky.

Duration: 01:00:00


Modern Tradition: Ben Harper and Carl LeBlanc (Hour 1)

11/13/2013
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Singer-songwriter Ben Harper's digging deeper into the blues with the legendary harpman Charlie Musselwhite. We'll talk with Ben about the musical journey. Then an in-studio conversation with New Orleans' own Carl LeBlanc.

Duration: 01:01:00


Modern Tradition: Ben Harper and Carl LeBlanc (Hour 2)

11/13/2013
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Singer-songwriter Ben Harper's digging deeper into the blues with the legendary harpman Charlie Musselwhite. We'll talk with Ben about the musical journey. Then an in-studio conversation with New Orleans' own Carl LeBlanc.

Duration: 01:00:00


L.A.: Soundtrack for the Angel (Hour 1)

11/6/2013
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Join Nick as he travels across the City of Angels to hear from Los Angeles legends -- Brian Wilson and Randy Newman -- and explores musical cultures with rapper PraCh Ly in Long Beach, zydeco accordionist T-Lou in South Central, and East L.A.'s Ersi Arvizu. Plus Los Lobos, Big Jay McNeely, and Glen Glenn.

Duration: 01:01:00


L.A.: Soundtrack for the Angels (Hour 2)

11/6/2013
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Join Nick as he travels across the City of Angels to hear from Los Angeles legends -- Brian Wilson and Randy Newman -- and explores musical cultures with rapper PraCh Ly in Long Beach, zydeco accordionist T-Lou in South Central, and East L.A.'s Ersi Arvizu. Plus Los Lobos, Big Jay McNeely, and Glen Glenn.

Duration: 01:00:00

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