Nick Spitzer hosts American Routes
Every Saturday at 3 p.m.
American Routes, airing Saturdays at 3 p.m. on WITH_FM, is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range 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. Nick Spitzer, the producer and host, is a folklorist and a professor of anthropology and American studies at Tulane University. Nick specializes in American music and the cultures of the Gulf South, and received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Texas in 1986 with his dissertation on zydeco music and Afro-French Louisiana culture and identities.
Now in its 12th year on the air, American Routes explores the shared musical and cultural threads in these American styles and genres of music. To learn more about the show, click here.