Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 8 pm
American Routes On The Road
Hosted by Nick Spitzer
“In the history of American radio, no series has come close to Nick Spitzer’sAmerican Routes in exploring the many streams of this nation’s music.”
— Nat Hentoff, Wall Street Journal
American Routes,an award-winning weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presents in-depth, engrossing documentary storytelling pieces highlighting a broad range of American music. Shows have covered every genre that makes up the fabric of American Music - Blues and Jazz, Gospel and Soul, Old-time country and Rockabilly, Cajun and Zydeco, Tejano and Latin, Roots-Rock and Pop, Avant-Garde and Classical.
Now in its 15th year on the air, broadcasting on 500 stations across the country with close to one million weekly listeners, American Routes continues to explore the shared musical and cultural threads that weave American music together in this diverse and vast country.
Our New Direction…
Now American Routes is hitting the road with a new live theater show!
Nick and the team at American Routes have used the Radio format for the last 15 years as their primary medium to explore American music.
American Routes On The Road is a theater show that takes that simple mandate – to explore the roots of American music – and brings it to life on stage. Using live performances, video documentary, on-stage artist interviews and insight from Nick, the audience willride legendary inter-continental trains and follow our rivers and highways along the paths that music forged through our nation.
This debut event will feature Dr. Michael White & The Original Liberty Jazz Band w/special guest Topsy Chapman, Beaosleil avec Michael Doucet, Little Freddie King, and the Electrifying Crown Seekers.