American Routes explores the shared and individual musical threads that contribute to the great diversity of American culture, from blues to Cajun, Tejano to jazz, country to soul and all the stops in between.

Blues Old & New: Black Keys, Robert Finley & Luke Winslow-King

We trace the musical DNA and psychic aura of the blues from its Delta roots to Chicago's electric pioneers, across a patchwork of regional styles and modern day innovators. In an archival interview we talk with blues rockers the Black Keys of Akron, Ohio, about defying genre, eschewing nostalgia, and the blues progenitors who blurred… read more

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