American Routes: Memorial Day with the NEA National Heritage Fellows - Friday, May 26th at Noon

May 24, 2017

Memorial Day with the NEA National Heritage Fellows: Michael White, Beausoleil,  Monk Boudreaux, Del McCoury, Koko Taylor and many more… 

Mardi Gras Indian Chief Monk Boudreaux

American Routes celebrates Memorial Day weekend with a sonic feast from National Endowment for the Arts’ Heritage Fellows--recipients of America's most prestigious award in folk & traditional arts. We'll hear music and conversation from past Fellows: bluegrass picker Del McCoury, rockabilly Wanda Jackson, sacred steel guitarists, the Campbell Brothers, and late blues singer Koko Taylor. The 2016 Fellows included: Mardi Gras Indian Chief Monk Boudreaux, Irish accordionist Billy McComiskey and Mexican-American singer Artemio Posadas. Other awardees range from basketmakers in Kentucky and the Penobscot tribe in Maine, to traditional wind instrumentalists from South Dakota and Laos.  

American Routes with host Nick Spitzer airs every Friday at 12:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!