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American Routes: Songs and Stories from the Road

$22.95

American Routes: Songs and Stories from the Road

$22.95

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  • Even in divisive times, there’s one thing about America everyone loves: its music. Produced in New Orleans, American Routes embraces and explores all kinds 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.

    Each week, program host and creator Nick Spitzer talks with well-known artists, lesser-known studio musicians, and little-known buskers. Songs, stories, interviews, and conversations reveal the origins of American music, musicians, and cultures (the roots) and the many directions they have taken over time (the routes). The show pays tribute to historic heroes, celebrates great musicians of today, and hits the road, traveling from street parades to juke joints, bayous to beltways.


  • 1. Introduction with Nick Spitzer
    2. Dave Brubeck
    3. Antique Radio Museum, St. Louis
    4. Tom Waits
    5. Tito Puente
    6. Rufus Thomas
    7. Sea Breeze Beach
    8. Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
    9. Nina Simone
    10. Dolly Parton
    11. Jerry Garcia
    12. Feufollet
    13. Tremé Sidewalk Steppers and Rebirth Brass Band Second-Line

  • ISBN-13:9781598876253

    Format: CD

    Publisher: HighBridge Company

    Publication date: 10/14/2008

    Unabridged, 2.25 hours