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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07/26/2014 - Celebrate epic moments in American music from the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals--from Duke Ellington's 1956 comeback to Bob Dylan's 1965 electric revolution. Mark the 60th anniversary of the Jazz Festival with performances by Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson, Louis Armstrong, and a visit from trumpet legend Clark Terry, who played with Ellington in '56. Festival founder George Wein also joins us to share his memories, such as the founding of the Folk Festival in 1959 that featured blues, gospel, country, Cajun and more; and folk singer Joan Baez recalls her Newport experiences. Plus Newport performances from Doc Watson, John Lee Hooker and others.
- 07/20/2014 rebroadcast from 07/19/2014
- 07/13/2014 rebroadcast from 07/12/2014
- 07/06/2014 rebroadcast from 07/05/2014