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.

Rock 'n' Roll Then & Now: Fats Domino & Albert Lee

We pay tribute to the late Fats Domino with our favorite of the New Orleans piano man's Imperial releases. And we hear the Fat Man's reflective side in a rare 2007 conversation with him about escaping Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters and how his faith saw him through. Veteran blues harp player Billy "Boy" Arnold tells of… read more

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