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Each week, Nick Spitzer covers vast musical and cultural ground. Hear blues and jazz, roots rock and soul, Cajun and country, zydeco and Tejano... and beyond. Plus stories and conversations with musicians and everyday people, known and unknown.

Each week, Nick Spitzer covers vast musical and cultural ground. Hear blues and jazz, roots rock and soul, Cajun and country, zydeco and Tejano... and beyond. Plus stories and conversations with musicians and everyday people, known and unknown.
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Location:

Towson, MD

Networks:

PRX

Description:

Each week, Nick Spitzer covers vast musical and cultural ground. Hear blues and jazz, roots rock and soul, Cajun and country, zydeco and Tejano... and beyond. Plus stories and conversations with musicians and everyday people, known and unknown.

Language:

English

Contact:

202 Alcee Fortier Hall Tulane University New Orleans, LA 70118 763-513-9988


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Episodes

Dan Hicks and Commander Cody (Hour 1)

6/6/2013
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Mr. Hicks spins tales of sartorial genius and fine times in the '60s as a ragtime-country-cowboy-jazz musician in San Francisco. And direct from the Adirondacks, we'll spend time with the artist and bandleader Commander Cody.

Duration:01:00:11

Dan Hicks and Commander Cody (Hour 2)

6/6/2013
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Mr. Hicks spins tales of sartorial genius and fine times in the '60s as a ragtime-country-cowboy-jazz musician in San Francisco. And direct from the Adirondacks, we'll spend time with the artist and bandleader Commander Cody.

Duration:00:59:11

John Sebastian & Bonsoir Catin (Hour 1)

5/29/2013
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John Sebastian talks about his childhood in Greenwich Village, encounters with blues greats Mississippi John Hurt and Lightning Hopkins. Then, a conversation with Kristi Guillory and Christine Balfa of the cajun band Bonsoir Catin.

Duration:01:00:11

John Sebastian & Bonsoir Catin (Hour 2)

5/29/2013
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John Sebastian talks about his childhood in Greenwich Village, encounters with blues greats Mississippi John Hurt and Lightning Hopkins. Then, a conversation with Kristi Guillory and Christine Balfa of the cajun band Bonsoir Catin.

Duration:00:59:11

Kings of the Road (Hour 1)

5/22/2013
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This American Routes looks at "the road". Ramblin' Jack Elliot recalls the allure of the road in music and life. Plus, historian and author Douglas Brinkley joins us to speak on travel as muse for beat author Jack Kerouac and others.

Duration:01:00:11

Kings of the Road (Hour 2)

5/22/2013
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This American Routes looks at "the road". Ramblin' Jack Elliot recalls the allure of the road in music and life. Plus, historian and author Douglas Brinkley joins us to speak on travel as muse for beat author Jack Kerouac and others.

Duration:00:59:11

Words & Music (Hour 1)

5/15/2013
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Singer-songwriter and memoirist Rosanne Cash sits down before a live audience to tell us about her authorial journey, then Cyril Vetter on translating a musician's life into fiction. And New Orleans bluesman Little Freddie King spins a few tall tales.

Duration:01:00:11

Words & Music (Hour 2)

5/15/2013
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Singer-songwriter and memoirist Rosanne Cash sits down before a live audience to tell us about her authorial journey, then Cyril Vetter on translating a musician's life into fiction. And New Orleans bluesman Little Freddie King spins a few tall tales.

Duration:00:59:11

Men of Steel and Soul (Hour 1)

5/8/2013
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The Campbell Brothers, from Rochester, NY, are masters of sacred steel. With pedal and lap steel guitars, they summon the spirit. Then, New Orleans bluesman Walter "Wolfman" Washington stops by for a conversation about his life in music and in the clubs around town.

Duration:01:00:11

Men of Steel and Soul (Hour 2)

5/8/2013
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The Campbell Brothers, from Rochester, NY, are masters of sacred steel. With pedal and lap steel guitars, they summon the spirit. Then, New Orleans bluesman Walter "Wolfman" Washington stops by for a conversation about his life in music and in the clubs around town.

Duration:00:59:11

The Black Keys & The Soul Rebels (Hour 1)

5/1/2013
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The Black Keys from Akron, Ohio, have roots in the blues and rock but construct a sound all their own. Then New Orleans brass band innovators the Soul Rebels talk about bringing the sounds of the streets to clubs around the world.

Duration:01:00:11

The Black Keys & The Soul Rebels (Hour 2)

5/1/2013
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The Black Keys from Akron, Ohio, have roots in the blues and rock but construct a sound all their own. Then New Orleans brass band innovators the Soul Rebels talk about bringing the sounds of the streets to clubs around the world.

Duration:00:59:11

Songs & Stories of the River (Hour 1)

4/24/2013
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As the muddy Mississippi winds its way past us, we're reminded of the power and place of these waterways in American culture. Learn about New Orleans own relation to the river. Plus river tales from Captain Doc Hawley, Aaron Neville and Al Green.

Duration:01:00:00

Songs & Stories of the River (Hour 2)

4/24/2013
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As the muddy Mississippi winds its way past us, we're reminded of the power and place of these waterways in American culture. Learn about New Orleans own relation to the river. Plus river tales from Captain Doc Hawley, Aaron Neville and Al Green.

Duration:00:59:00

Looking for America (Hour 1)

4/17/2013
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Hear about Elvis Costello's love of American country and blues, and his current fascination with P.T. Barnum. For the inventive and eccentric jazz composer Carla Bley, the National Anthem proves an unlikely source of inspiration.

Duration:01:00:11

Looking for America (Hour 2)

4/17/2013
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Hear about Elvis Costello's love of American country and blues, and his current fascination with P.T. Barnum. For the inventive and eccentric jazz composer Carla Bley, the National Anthem proves an unlikely source of inspiration.

Duration:00:59:11

A Grateful Journey (Hour 1)

4/10/2013
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A conversation with a man of many talents: songwriter, actor, boxer, military man, among many titles, Kris Kristofferson, reflecting on his life in music, his songwriting craft, and the nature of gratitude for his life's adventures, as expressed in his recent album, Feeling Mortal.

Duration:01:00:11

A Grateful Journey (Hour 2)

4/10/2013
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A conversation with a man of many talents: songwriter, actor, boxer, military man, among many titles, Kris Kristofferson, reflecting on his life in music, his songwriting craft, and the nature of gratitude for his life's adventures, as expressed in his recent album, Feeling Mortal.

Duration:00:59:11

Festival Time (Hour 1)

4/3/2013
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Join us in Lafayette, LA for the 25th annual Festival International. We'll sample outstanding live performances in Cajun, Creole, Latin and Blues. Plus an all-star South Louisiana tribute to the best of swamp pop, Cajun classics and zydeco.

Duration:01:00:11

Festival Time (Hour 2)

4/3/2013
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Join us in Lafayette, LA for the 25th annual Festival International. We'll sample outstanding live performances in Cajun, Creole, Latin and Blues. Plus an all-star South Louisiana tribute to the best of swamp pop, Cajun classics and zydeco.

Duration:00:59:11