American Routes is blues and jazz, gospel and soul, rockabilly and country, Cajun and swamp pop, Tejano, Latin… and beyond. Songs and stories from musicians describe a deep and diverse nation with sounds and styles shared by all Americans. From the bayous to the beltways, from crossroads to crosstown, on interstates and city streets, turn up your radio for the sonic journey!

American Routes—produced in New Orleans since 1998

Guilty Pleasures Volume 2: Then & Now

For Volume 2 of our Guilty Pleasures series, we revel in the freedom to create an eclectic flow--during these days of algorithmic radio--from Lotte Lenya singing "Mack the Knife" to a Japanese take on Archie Bell and the Drells' "Tighten Up." We look back on the summer season with music from the Kinks and Johnread more

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