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Dion
DION appearing in 42 shows and/or playlists

DION

EPISODES OF AMERICAN ROUTES WITH DION

FROM THE SHOW: FLACO JIMENEZ & EDDIE PALMIERI

Tejano accordion player, Flaco Jimenez, talks about family, music, storytelling and how he got his name.

FROM THE SHOW: EAST TEXAS / WEST LOUISIANA

Zydeco accordion man Nathan Williams talks about his family of musicians and recalls a close call he had when trying to hear Clifton Chenier play.

FROM THE SHOW: LONE STAR STATEMENT

Conjuto accordion star Mingo Saldivar grew up in musical household in San Antonio, Texas, listening to his parents harmonize. But it wasn't just the music at home that inspired him. Check out his version of Ring of Fire in this conversation about his life as a musician.

FROM THE SHOW: MOTHER'S DAY

Born Ida Lewis, "Queen Ida" brings a woman's presence to Louisiana zydeco music. Ida describes growing up in a family where a girl wasn't allowed to play the accordion but how, at age 42, after raising three children of her own, she took to stage and became the Queen of zydeco accordion.

GUILTY PLEASURES DELUXE

Somewhere on our journey over the past two decades at American Routes, we started talking about "guilty pleasures" shows, where old free form radio roots called for the pleasure of old favorites and new discoveries. But since we broadcast from New Orleans, we'll drop the word guilty and roll on with the Stones and Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys, Our Native Daughters and Tina Turner, a bootleg tape of Doug Sahm from 70s underground days, and the Mexican American accordion squeeze of Los Texmaniacs.

DOO-WOP GOLDEN OLDIES - BLACK & WHITE CLASSICS OF THE 50S, 60S AND NOW-WITH DION!

It's back to the Golden Age of doo wop and classic songs of the era from Black and White groups. In conversation with Dion DiMucci, the Bronx born and raised singer who made his name first with his neighborhood group the Belmonts, we talk about his Italian American roots and love of the blues. Then, we explore the roads to doo wop from gospel quartets, R&B and jazz, including songs by Sam Cooke, The Mills Brothers and Jimmy Reed.

SOUTH TO LOUISIANA WITH ROD BERNARD

American Routes digs into the archives for a classic program on the previous musical generation that defined cultural continuity and renaissance in Southwestern French Louisiana. The interviews include swamp popper Rod Bernard about his breakout hit “This Could Go On Forever.” The late guitarist Lil’ Buck Sinegal recalls the heyday of Clifton Chenier’s Red Hot Louisiana Band. There’s an historic interview with Dewey Balfa, the late fiddler who helped bring Cajun music to worldwide attention. Plus an in-studio set with the memorable Creole accordion player Zydeco Joe.

GUILTY PLEASURES DELUXE

Somewhere on our journey over the past two decades at American Routes, we started talking about "guilty pleasures" shows, where old free form radio roots called for the pleasure of old favorites and new discoveries. But since we broadcast from New Orleans, we'll drop the word guilty and roll on with the Stones and Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys, Our Native Daughters and Tina Turner, a bootleg tape of Doug Sahm from 70s underground days, and the Mexican American accordion squeeze of Los Texmaniacs.

DION: GOLDEN OLDIES -- BLACK & WHITE CLASSICS OF THE 50S, 60S AND NOW

It's back to the Golden Age of doo wop and classic songs of the era from Black and White groups. A conversation with Dion DiMucci, the Bronx born and raised singer who made his name first with his neighborhood group the Belmonts. We talk about his Italian American roots and his love of the blues, plus his life in music. Then, we explore the roads to doowop from gospel quartets, R&B and jazz including songs by Sam Cooke, The Mills Brothers and Jimmy Reed .

SAN ANTONIO SOUNDS

The great Texas river city is a mix of Mexican, German, Anglo and African American cultures, among others. Home to the Texas Conjunto Festival and the International Accordion Festival, San Antonio is best known for Tex-Mex or Tejano music played by squeeze box masters like Flaco Jimenez, Narciso Martinez and Mingo Saldivar among many. We'll speak with Flaco, who in collaborations with Doug Sahm, Ry Cooder, and Los Super Seven, has carried the music worldwide. "Chicano brown-eyed soul" performers like Sunny and the Sunliners and other groups describe music that connected New Orleans and Louisiana Swamp Pop with San Antonio and East Los Angeles. We'll also talk with Vox organ legend Augie Meyers who worked in the high hippie era with Doug Sahm as part of the Sir Douglas Quintet and later in the Texas Tornadoes. The conversation comes full circle with Max Baca, the leader and bajo sexto player of Los Texmaniacs who was influenced by both Flaco and Doug Sahm. The Grammy-winning family band sticks with tradition, but finds ways to include country, blues and rock. Plus music from Sam the Sham, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Freddy Fender and Willie Nelson. Vamos!

SAN ANTONIO SOUNDS

The great Texas river city is a mix of Mexican, German, Anglo and African American cultures, among others. Home to the Texas Conjunto Festival and the International Accordion Festival, San Antonio is best known for Tex-Mex or Téjano music played by squeeze box masters like Flaco Jiménez, Narciso Martinez and Mingo Saldivar among many. We'll speak with Flaco, who in collaborations with Doug Sahm, Ry Cooder, and Los Super Seven, has carried the music worldwide. "Chicano brown-eyed soul" performers like Sunny and the Sunliners and other groups describe music that connected New Orleans and Louisiana Swamp Pop with San Antonio and East Los Angeles. We'll also talk with Vox organ legend Augie Meyers who worked in the high hippie era with Doug Sahm as part of the Sir Douglas Quintet and later in the Texas Tornadoes. The conversation comes full circle with Max Baca, the leader and bajo sexto player of Los Texmaniacs who was influenced by both Flaco and Doug Sahm. The Grammy-winning family band sticks with tradition, but finds ways to include country, blues and rock. Plus music from Sam the Sham, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Freddy Fender and Willie Nelson. ¡Vamos!

SAN ANTONIO SOUND: MUSIC OF THE MISSION CITY

The great Texas river city is a mix of Mexican, German, Anglo and African American cultures, among others. Home to the Texas Conjunto Festival and the International Accordion Festival, San Antonio is best known for Tex-Mex or Tejano music played by squeeze box masters like Flaco Jimenez, Narciso Martinez and Mingo Saldivar among many. We'll speak with Flaco, who in collaborations with Doug Sahm, Ry Cooder, and Los Super Seven, has carried the music worldwide. "Chicano brown-eyed soul" performers like Sunny and the Sunliners and other groups describe music that connected New Orleans and Louisiana Swamp Pop with San Antonio and East Los Angeles. We'll also talk with Vox organ legend Augie Meyers who worked in the high hippie era with Doug Sahm as part of the Sir Douglas Quintet and later in the Texas Tornadoes. The conversation comes full circle with Max Baca, the leader and bajo sexto player of Los Texmaniacs who was influenced by both Flaco and Doug Sahm. The Grammy-winning family band sticks with tradition, but finds ways to include country, blues and rock. Plus music from Sam the Sham, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Freddie Fender and Willie Nelson. Vamos!

GULF COAST BLUES AND MORE: BARBARA LYNN & BELTON RICHARD

Tune in for the words and music of two storied artists of the Gulf South. First up, the Empress of Gulf Coast Soul, Barbara Lynn, of Beaumont, Texas. Ms. Lynn recalls her days as the Black Elvis, playing left-handed guitar and penning and recording her own first-person paeans of love lost. Accordion player, Belton Richard talks about bringing his mix of Cajun and country to dancehalls across the region and remembers his swamp pop days with the Musical Aces. Plus two hours of swampy blues, sultry country and more.

DELBERT MCCLINTON AND BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO

American Routes goes from Texas roadhouses to Zydeco dancehalls with two men known for their live performances, Delbert McClinton and Buckwheat Zydeco. Harmonica player, vocalist and songwriter Delbert McClinton has gone from backing up Jimmy Reed and Howlin' Wolf in the 1960s to top 40 success. But he never stops delivering what his fans want-sweaty, country-tinged rhythm and blues shows. Stanley Dural, Jr., better known as Buckwheat Zydeco, grew up hearing traditional accordion from his father from the very beginning, but preferred soul, funk and R&B. Now he's known for mixing them all together for high-energy shows across southern Louisiana and the world. All this plus great music from Lightnin' Hopkins, Emmylou Harris, Fats Domino and more.

BUSTIN' LOOSE: GO-GO AND ZYDECO WITH CHUCK BROWN AND JEFFERY BROUSSARD

Come meet us at the club as we jump into two distinct American musics: go-go and zydeco. From the Nation's Capital, we'll visit with the "Godfather of Go-Go," funk and jazz guitarist Chuck Brown, who'll explain the finer points of jamming and showing the audience some love. Then we're back in Louisiana getting down to the Creole sounds of zydeco with the Creole cowboy Jeffery Broussard, whose fiddle and accordion playing brings the music back its source. The son of the late accordion legend Delton Broussard, Jeffery knows the deep roots of d'vrais zarico (real zydeco), but also the appeal of tradition in a modern sound.

GULF COAST BLUES AND MORE: BARBARA LYNN & BELTON RICHARD

Tune in for the words and music of two storied artists of the Gulf South. First up, the Empress of Gulf Coast Soul, Barbara Lynn, of Beaumont, Texas. Ms. Lynn recalls her days as the Black Elvis, playing left-handed guitar and penning and recording her own first-person paeans of love lost. Accordion player, Belton Richard talks about bringing his mix of Cajun and country to dancehalls across the region and remembers his swamp pop days with the Musical Aces. Plus two hours of swampy blues, sultry country and more.

SOUTH TO LOUISIANA

Allons! Join in as American Routes heads west from our New Orleans studio to Southwestern French Louisiana. For a small area on the map, this area of the state has produced a huge amount of music. We'll speak with swamp popper Rod Bernard about his breakout hit "This Could Go On Forever." Guitarist Lil' Buck Sinegal recalls the heyday of Clifton Chenier's Red Hot Louisiana Band. There's a historic interview with the late fiddler that helped break Cajun music to the world, Dewey Balfa. Plus a live set with Creole accordion player Zydeco Joe.

BUSTIN' LOOSE: GO-GO AND ZYDECO WITH CHUCK BROWN AND JEFFREY BROUSSARD

Come meet us at the club as we jump into two distinct American musics: go-go and zydeco. From the nation's capital, we'll visit with the "Godfather of Go-Go," funk and jazz guitarist Chuck Brown, who'll explain the finer points of jamming and showing the audience some love. Then we're back in Louisiana getting down to the Creole sounds of zydeco with the Creole cowboy Jeffrey Broussard, whose fiddle and accordion playing brings the music back its source. The son of the late accordion legend Delton Broussard, Jeffery knows the deep roots of d'vrais zarico (real zydeco), but also the appeal of tradition in a modern sound.

BUSTIN' LOOSE: GO-GO AND ZYDECO WITH CHUCK BROWN AND JEFFREY BROUSSARD

Come meet us at the club as we jump into two distinct American musics: go-go and zydeco. From the Nation's Capital, we'll visit with the "Godfather of Go-Go," funk and jazz guitarist Chuck Brown, who'll explain the finer points of jamming and showing the audience some love. Then we're back in Louisiana getting down to the Creole sounds of zydeco with the Creole cowboy Jeffrey Broussard, whose fiddle and accordion playing brings the music back its source. The son of the late accordion legend Delton Broussard, Jeffrey knows the deep roots of d'vrais zarico (real zydeco), but also the appeal of tradition in a modern sound.

GULF COAST BLUES AND MORE: BARBARA LYNN & BELTON RICHARD

Tune in for the words and music of two storied artists of the Gulf South. First up, the Empress of Gulf Coast Soul, Barbara Lynn, of Beaumont, Texas. Ms. Lynn recalls her days as the Black Elvis, playing left-handed guitar and penning and recording her own first-person paeans of love lost. Accordion player Belton Richard talks about bringing his mix of Cajun and country to dancehalls across the region and remembers his swamp pop days with the Musical Aces. Plus two hours of swampy blues, sultry country and more.

SOUTH TO LOUISIANA

Allons! Join in as American Routes heads west from our New Orleans studio to Southwestern French Louisiana. For a small area on the map, this area of the state has produced a huge amount of music. We'll speak with swamp popper Rod Bernard about his breakout hit, "This Could Go On Forever." Guitarist Lil' Buck Sinegal recalls the heyday of Clifton Chenier's Red Hot Louisiana Band. There's a historic interview with the late fiddler that helped break Cajun music to the world, Dewey Balfa. Plus a live set with Creole accordion player, Zydeco Joe.

BUSTIN' LOOSE: GO-GO AND ZYDECO WITH CHUCK BROWN AND JEFFREY BROUSSARD

Come meet us at the club as we jump into two distinct American musics: go-go and zydeco. From the Nation's Capital, we'll visit with the "Godfather of Go-Go," funk and jazz guitarist Chuck Brown who'll explain the finer points of jamming and showing the audience some love. Then, we're back in Louisiana getting down to the Creole sounds of zydeco with the Creole cowboy Jeffrey Broussard, whose fiddle and accordion playing brings the music back its source. The son of the late accordion legend Delton Broussard, Jeffery knows the deep roots of d'vrais zarico (real zydeco), but also the appeal of tradition in a modern sound.

GULF COAST BLUES AND MORE: BARBARA LYNN & BELTON RICHARD

Tune in for the words and music of two storied artists of the Gulf South. First up, the Empress of Gulf Coast Soul, Barbara Lynn, of Beaumont, Texas. Ms. Lynn recalls her days as the Black Elvis, playing left-handed guitar and penning and recording her own first-person paeans of love lost. Accordion player Belton Richard talks about bringing his mix of Cajun and country to dancehalls across the region and remembers his swamp pop days with the Musical Aces. Plus two hours of swampy blues, sultry country and more.

DELBERT MCCLINTON & BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO

American Routes goes from Texas roadhouses to Zydeco dancehalls with two men known for their live performances, Delbert McClinton and Buckwheat Zydeco. Harmonica player, vocalist and songwriter Delbert McClinton has gone from backing up Jimmy Reed and Howlin' Wolf in the 1960s to top-40 success. But he never stops delivering what his fans want--sweaty, country-tinged rhythm and blues shows. Stanley Dural, Jr., better known as Buckwheat Zydeco, grew up hearing traditional accordion from his father from the very beginning, but preferred soul, funk and R&B. Now he's known for mixing them all together for high-energy shows across southern Louisiana and the world. All this, plus great music from Lightnin' Hopkins, Emmylou Harris, Fats Domino and more.

GULF COAST BLUES AND MORE: BARBARA LYNN & BELTON RICHARD

Tune in for the words and music of two storied artists of the Gulf South. First up, the Empress of Gulf Coast Soul, Barbara Lynn, of Beaumont, Texas. Ms. Lynn recalls her days as the Black Elvis, playing left-handed guitar and penning and recording her own first-person paeans of love lost. Accordion player Belton Richard talks about bringing his mix of Cajun and country to dancehalls across the region, and remembers his swamp pop days with the Musical Aces. Plus two hours of swampy blues, sultry country and more.

SOUTH TO LOUISIANA

Allons! Join in as American Routes heads west from our New Orleans studio to Southwestern French Louisiana. For a small area on the map this area of the state has produced a huge amount of music. We'll speak with swamp popper Rod Bernard about his breakout hit, "This Could Go On Forever." Guitarist Lil' Buck Sinegal recalls the heyday of Clifton Chenier's Red Hot Louisiana Band. There's a historic interview with the late fiddler that helped break Cajun music to the world, Dewey Balfa. Plus a live set with Creole accordion player Zydeco Joe.

JAZZ FEST WITH RANDY NEWMAN AND GENO DELAFOSE

We've put away the Mardi Gras decorations, which means it's time for the Jazz Festival in New Orleans! Tune in this week for some of our favorite Fest music and more. Nick joins the (New Orleans) LA to L.A. piano man Randy Newman for an onstage interview and live set. Then it's over to the Fais-do-do Stage for a visit with Eunice, Louisiana-born accordion player and singer Geno Delafose. And there's lots of great, live Jazz Fest music that you might've missed the first go-around. Drink plenty of water and don't forget the sunscreen.

EAST TEXAS/WEST LOUISIANA

Explore the musical territory of the Texas-Louisiana border: It's a fertile frontier where country, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, jazz, blues and boogie merge into one another. American Routes visits the flashy zydeco accordion man Nathan Williams; Shreveport, Louisiana, singer Dale Hawkins tells stories of his early rockabilly hit "Suzy Q"; and jazz pianist/songstress Nellie Lutcher talks about growing up in southwest Louisiana, then playing music in the other LA - Los Angeles.

DELBERT MCCLINTON / BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO

American Routes goes from Texas roadhouses to Zydeco dancehalls with two men known for their live performances, Delbert McClinton and Buckwheat Zydeco. Harmonica player, vocalist and songwriter Delbert McClinton has gone from backing up Jimmy Reed and Howlin' Wolf in the 1960s to top-40 success. But he never stops delivering what his fans want--sweaty, country-tinged rhythm and blues shows. Stanley Dural, Jr., better known as Buckwheat Zydeco, grew up hearing traditional accordion from his father from the very beginning, but preferred soul, funk and R&B. Now he's known for mixing them all together for high-energy shows across southern Louisiana and the world. All this plus great music from Lightnin' Hopkins, Emmylou Harris, Fats Domino and more.

DELBERT MCCLINTON / BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO

American Routes goes from Texas roadhouses to Zydeco dancehalls with two men known for their live performances, Delbert McClinton and Buckwheat Zydeco. Harmonica player, vocalist and songwriter Delbert McClinton has gone from backing up Jimmy Reed and Howlin' Wolf in the 1960s to top-40 success. But he never stops delivering what his fans want--sweaty, country-tinged rhythm and blues shows. Stanley Dural, Jr., better known as Buckwheat Zydeco, grew up hearing traditional accordion from his father from the very beginning, but preferred soul, funk and R&B. Now he's known for mixing them all together for high-energy shows across southern Louisiana and the world. All this plus great music from Lightnin' Hopkins, Emmylou Harris, Fats Domino and more.

EAST TEXAS/WEST LOUISIANA

Explore the musical territory of the Texas-Louisiana border: It's a fertile frontier where country, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, jazz, blues and boogie merge into one another. American Routes visits the flashy zydeco accordion man Nathan Williams; Shreveport, Louisiana, singer Dale Hawkins tells stories of his early rockabilly hit "Suzy Q"; and 90-year-old jazz pianist/songstress Nellie Lutcher talks about growing up in southwest Louisiana, then playing music in the other LA -- Los Angeles.

LONE STAR STATEMENT

Rockabilly, Western Swing, jazz, blues, Tejano, Cajun, Czech -- the big sounds of Texas are incredibly diverse. American Routes explores that vast terrain, visiting with Bandera, TX singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen; Tejano accordion master Mingo Saldivar; and the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills, who is remembered by his fiddler Johnny Gimble, daughter Rosetta Wills, Bill Malone, Ray Price and Marle Haggard. Other musical Texans on tap include Illinois Jacquet, Townes van Zandt, and T-Bone Walker.

FROM THE SHOW: DOO-WOP GOLDEN OLDIES - BLACK & WHITE CLASSICS OF THE 50S, 60S AND NOW-WITH DION!

From the show "Doo-Wop Golden Oldies - Black & White Classics of the 50s, 60s and Now–with Dion!" originally aired on July 14th, 2021

FROM THE SHOW: DION: GOLDEN OLDIES -- BLACK & WHITE CLASSICS OF THE 50S, 60S AND NOW

From the show "Dion: Golden Oldies -- Black & White Classics of the 50s, 60s and Now" originally aired on January 20th, 2021

FROM THE SHOW: SINGING OF THE DELTAS AND BAYOUS: IRIS DEMENT AND THE LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS

From the show "Singing of the Deltas and Bayous: Iris DeMent and the Lost Bayou Ramblers" originally aired on September 30th, 2015

FROM THE SHOW: SINGING OF DELTAS AND BAYOUS: IRIS DEMENT AND LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS

From the show "Singing of Deltas and Bayous: Iris DeMent and Lost Bayou Ramblers" originally aired on August 13th, 2014

FROM THE SHOW: SINGING OF DELTAS AND BAYOUS: IRIS DEMENT AND LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS

From the show "Singing of Deltas and Bayous: Iris DeMent and Lost Bayou Ramblers" originally aired on October 16th, 2013

FROM THE SHOW: SINGING OF DELTAS AND BAYOUS: IRIS DEMENT AND LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS

From the show "Singing of Deltas and Bayous: Iris DeMent and Lost Bayou Ramblers" originally aired on December 5th, 2012

FROM THE SHOW: NEW YORK II: BEAT OF THE BOROUGHS

From the show "New York II: Beat of the Boroughs" originally aired on January 27th, 2010

FROM THE SHOW: NEW YORK II: BEAT OF THE BOROUGHS

From the show "New York II: Beat of the Boroughs" originally aired on February 27th, 2008

FROM THE SHOW: NEW YORK II: BEAT OF THE BOROUGHS

From the show "New York II: Beat of the Boroughs" originally aired on August 16th, 2006

FROM THE SHOW: NEW YORK II: BEAT OF THE BOROUGHS

From the show "New York II: Beat of the Boroughs" originally aired on March 8th, 2006