About American RoutesSat. 4 a.m., Sun. 9 p.m. ET
American Routes, with host Nick Spitzer, is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. American Routes explores the shared stylistic and cultural threads of our nation’s music — and how they are distinguished.
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10/26/2014 (rebroadcast from 10/25/2014) - The Houston-born singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell talks about growing up on the rough side of town with the ghost of Hank Williams as a "family member," as well writing songs for his recent duet partner Emmylou Harris. He also wrote for many of the country heavy weights from Jerry Reed to Guy Clark and Bob Seeger, and was also the antagonist in Rosanne Cash's signature tune "Seven Year Ache." Then we'll sit down live in a rare visit to Nashville with the Crescent City's Nite Tripper himself Dr. John, who reminisces about and demonstrates his early days at the piano and on a music industry "spying mission" that could only happen in New Orleans.
- 10/19/2014 rebroadcast from 10/18/2014
- 10/12/2014 rebroadcast from 10/11/2014