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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03/09/2014 (rebroadcast from 03/08/2014) - Do the words make the song or the notes? What does it take to tell a good tale in music or about music? We put those questions to a few writers of both songs and stories. Singer-songwriter and memoirist Rosanne Cash sits down before a live audience to tell us about her authorial journey, then we chat with novelist Cyril Vetter on translating a musician's life into fiction. And New Orleans bluesman Little Freddie King spins a few tall tales from the juke joint.
- 03/02/2014 rebroadcast from 03/01/2014
- 02/23/2014 rebroadcast from 02/22/2014