Here you can find a program segment from JPR Jefferson Public Radio a service of Southern Oregon University from their Rhythm & News Radio Schedule. The program is called American Routes and it’s hosted by Nick Spitzer on Sundays 2-4pm.
“We travel from Mississippi juke joints to the streets of the French
Quarter to hear from those who record and perform music,” says Spitzer. “Folklorist Bill
Ferris recounts his experience documenting blues, gospel, fife & drum
music and folk arts in the Mississippi delta and hill country. Ferris recently
compiled his recordings in the Voices
of Mississippi boxed set….”
And there’s more.
Presenting a broad range of American music — from blues, jazz, gospel
and soul, to rockabilly, zydeco, Tejano and roots rock – American Routes
explores the shared musical and cultural threads that both distinguish and bind
these diverse genres. The program also presents documentary features and artist
interviews that take listeners on journeys riding legendary trains, visiting
street parades, discovering roadside attractions and meeting tap dancers, fishermen
and fortunetellers. The songs and stories on American Routes chronicle and
celebrate both the community origins of American music and the musicians who
Click the link in the first paragraph to listen to Bill Ferris and some fine tunes. You can also find upcoming American Routes Programs.