American Routes explores the shared and individual musical threads that contribute to the great diversity of American culture, from blues to Cajun, Tejano to jazz, country to soul and all the stops in between.

Stories from the Road with Brandi Carlile & Meschiya Lake

We hit the open road to hear tales of adventure and woe from honky-tonkers and hobos, train-hoppers and busking bohemians. En route we talk with Washington folk singer Brandi Carlile, who dropped out of high school to cut it as a touring musician, and New Orleans' Meschiya Lake, about her journey from circus performer to… read more

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