American Routes is a two-hour weekly excursion into American music, spanning eras and genres—roots rock and soul, blues and country, jazz, gospel and beyond. Each week, host Nick Spitzer explores the shared musical and cultural threads in these uniquely American musical styles and genres. American Routes also presents documentary features and artist interviews. Conversations have included Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, B.B. King, Dr. john, Rufus Thomas, Randy Newman, and many others. For a playlist of the most recent show, or archives, visit here.