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

Bo Diddley/Tony Joe White

On this archive summertime edition of American Routes, we treat you to two very cool guests. Mississippi-born and Chicago-bred legend Bo Diddley talks about his songs "I'm a Man," "Who Do You Love," and that signature Bo Diddley beat. Tony Joe White comes up from the swamps to play an acoustic version of "Polk Salad… read more

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