music festival

Jason Quigley

This week we’ve got new music from Laura Veirs, Mipso, and Old Crow Medicine Show, plus we’re excited to announce details on a new Americana and Roots music festival happening this September in England, The Long Road Festival in Leicestershire.

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This week American Routes brings you music from the festival stage and the clubs of South Louisiana. We visit some of our favorite nighttime musical haunts in New Orleans and spend time with guitar man Ernie Vincent and jazz historian Bruce Raeburn. Then, allons à  Lafayette for the Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, south Louisiana's annual celebration of Cajun and Creole music, food and culture. We'll hear classic performances from the early days of the festival, talk with founder and scholar Barry Ancelet and sample some of the sights and sounds from the festival grounds.