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eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast/podcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.

Episode Date
Bettye LaVette / Vilray / Award Winner: Rose Tourje of ANEW
01:00:00

We’ve got a soulful hour of music and conversation this week featuring the legendary soul singer Bettye LaVette. Bettye’s gift is being able to take a song, whether well known or obscure, from any genre and make it completely her own. She began performing and recording during the birth of soul music in the 60s and is still touring today.

Also with us is NYC-based composer and musician Vilray, who offers jazz and country-style swing music as it was performed in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.

All of this, plus a conversation with Rose Tourje, founder of a nonprofit organization that rescues usable office furniture, supplies, and equipment from the landfill, then sends it to schools and organizations in poorer areas.

Sep 18, 2019
Willie Nelson / Kacey Musgraves
01:00:11

This special encore broadcast is from our “eTown on the Road” series. Visiting with us is legendary outlaw country artist Willie Nelson, who features great songs from the stage at Denver’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater. Willie has a candid conversation with Nick (direct from Willie’s tour bus!).

Also on the show is first-time eTown visitor Kacey Musgraves, who’s been on an astronomical trajectory as one of country music’s rapidly rising stars since winning Album of the Year at the Grammy’s in 2018 for her breakout ‘Golden Hour’.

Watch videos at:  www.etown.org

Sep 11, 2019
Over the Rhine / David Huckfelt / Award: Michelle Angela
59:54

This week’s program showcases the exceptionally talented musical husband and wife duo Over the Rhine, as they celebrate their 30th year of touring together.

We’re also joined by gifted singer/songwriter David Huckfelt (member of the band The Pines), who shares songs from his new solo album project.

And Nick sits down for a conversation with the co-founder of a nonprofit organization that’s helping veterans heal from PTSD and more through gardening and community involvement.

Watch videos at www.etown.org

Sep 04, 2019
The Travelin’ McCourys / Liz Vice / Award: Lina Sergie Attar
59:54

In this week’s back-by-popular-demand re-airing, we’re joined by longtime friends of the Forsters, The Travelin’ McCourys. This Nashville-based bluegrass band was founded by Ronnie and Rob McCoury, sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury. The boys continue their father’s legacy of stellar bluegrass music, along with band members Jason Carter (fiddle) and Alan Bartram (bass).

And an exceptional gospel/soul/R&B vocalist, Liz Vice, also joins us.

We’ll round things out with a moving eChievement Award story about a Syrian American citizen whose nonprofit is bringing crucial support to those suffering from the war in her native Syria.

Watch videos at: etown.org

Aug 28, 2019
(PT. 2) Anders Osborne / Chatham County Line/ The McIntosh County Shouters
01:00:36

We continue with Part Two of this rich and full program, with more music from (and an in-depth conversation with) North Carolina-based bluegrass quartet Chatham County Line.

We’ll also hear more from legendary singer/songwriter/guitarist Anders Osborne, who shares more of his New Orleans flavored sound.

In addition, eTown is visited by The McIntosh County Shouters, known for their moving, tradition-rich, African-American spirituals and shout songs. An incredible finale collaboration with Anders, Nick, Helen, Chatham County Line, and The McIntosh County Shouters rates as one of the best eTown has ever had. Don’t miss this one!

Watch videos at: etown.org

Aug 21, 2019
(PT. 1) Anders Osborne / Chatham County Line / Award: Gary Fine
01:00:00

With more guests than usual, this show will be spread over two weeks. This week, noted New Orleans resident (originally born in Sweden) and performer extraordinaire Anders Osborne returns to the eTown stage after several years absence, to share his soulful vocals, rich songwriting, and tasteful guitar work.

And Nick sits down for a conversation with our award winner who started an organization that provides books, education, and learning programs as a lifeline of hope for incarcerated adults.

We’ll also have a taste of North Carolina based bluegrass quartet Chatham County Line who make their first visit to eTown

Watch videos at etown.org

Aug 14, 2019
Marlon Williams / Esmé Patterson / Award: Doug Vilsack
01:00:03

This encore broadcast features award-winning singer/songwriter and talented New Zealand native Marlon Williams (@MarlonWMusic).

Also with us, indie-folk singer/songwriter Esmé Patterson (@EsmePatterson), who has been making waves over the past few years since departing from the group Paper Bird.

Plus, Nick has a conversation with the founder of a nonprofit organization that provides simple yet crucial renewable energy technology to remote African villages and also to Native American reservation residents here in the States.

Watch videos at: etown.org

Aug 07, 2019
Citizen Cope / Anna Tivel / Award: Mark Dibner
59:57

Joining us this week is singer/songwriter extraordinaire Citizen Cope (@citizencope) known for his unique and exquisite fusion of blues, soul and hip-hop.

We also welcome Portland-based singer/songwriter Anna Tivel (@annativelmusic) who is widely recognized for her lyrics-driven folk and Americana style.

Plus, Nick talks with this week’s eChievement Award winner, who saves discarded computers from going into the landfill and then refurbishes them to give to low-income students for academic use.

 

Watch videos from this show at: www.etown.org

Jul 31, 2019
Jessica Lea Mayfield / Birds of Chicago / Twesigye Jackson Kaguri (Nyaka Aids Orphans Project)
59:27

For this encore broadcast, we’re joined by talented singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield (@jessicamayfield).  

Also with us, the gifted husband/wife musical duo Birds of Chicago (JT Nero and Allison Russell)(@jtandalli).

Completing this eTown episode is a conversation with our eChievement Award winner of the week, who personally rose from poverty in his native Africa to found an organization that provides support to HIV/AIDS orphans.  

Jul 24, 2019
Justin Townes Earle / Emily Gimble / Interview: Jane Zelikova
01:00:21

This week’s eTown program showcases the famously raw and wonderful singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle (@JustinTEarle ‏), performing some of his most recent original songs from his latest CD.

We also welcome third generation Texas musician Emily Gimble (@mlegimble), a talented young pianist, vocalist, and songwriter who shares her own special brand of songs along with stories of growing up in one of the most famous American musical families.

And Nick sits down for a conversation with one of the co-founders of the grassroots organization “500 Women Scientists” that promotes the importance of science in general while raising the profile of female scientists around the world.

watch videos at www.etown.org

 

Jul 17, 2019
Billy Strings / Jon Stickley Trio / Arif Khan (Depave)
01:00:16

In this week’s back-by-popular-demand re-airing, we’re joined by popular young bluegrass artist Billy Strings (@bstrings1). Whether he’s performing as a solo artist or with his band, the reaction to Billy tends to come in two varieties: “Who is this guy?” and “That kid can play!”

Also with us is the progressive instrumental group, the Jon Stickley Trio (@jonstickleytrio).

Plus, we’ll have a conversation with our eChievement Award winner of the week who’s founded a group that’s transforming abandoned paved places into urban gardens, parks and more.

Watch videos at: www.etown.org

Jul 10, 2019
Rising Appalachia / Ramy Essam / Joseph Teipel
01:00:57

This week, we welcome Rising Appalachia (@RisingApp), led by sisters Leah and Chloe Smith. It’s worth tuning in just for those incredible sibling harmonies alone;

but you’ll also be moved by our other musician guest, Egyptian rock musician Ramy Essam(@RamyEssam), known as “The Singer of the Egyptian Revolution.” And the finale collaboration between Nick, Helen, and our musical guests this week is one of the most inspiring ever done on eTown.

We round things out with an eChievement Award story about a man who’s helping folks in low-income neighbourhoods obtain healthy food by creating their own gardens.

Watch videos at etown.org

Jul 03, 2019
Bob Schneider / Joan Shelley / Jeremy Bloom
59:19

This week, eTown revisits a musical pairing with Austin-based singer/songwriter Bob Schneider (@Bob_Schneider), on his return visit to eTown to share music and stories spanning his varied career.

Also with us is eTown newcomer Joan Shelley (@JoanShelley), who joins us to share beautiful, stripped down versions of songs from her widely acclaimed release Over and Even, as well as a one-of-a-kind collaboration with eTown’s house band – The eTones.

All of this, plus an inspiring eChievement Award story from a well-known athlete who is making time to grant wishes for the elderly through Wish Of A Lifetime https://wishofalifetime.org/.

Watch videos from this episode at: www.etown.org

Jun 26, 2019
DeVotchKa / Kyle Emmerson / Sr. Edna Lonergan
59:30

This week’s eTown episode features Denver-based, internationally renowned, multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble  DeVotchKa (@devotchkamusic).

Also joining us is talented, up-and-coming folk rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Kyle Emerson (@thekyleemerson).

Plus, our award story focuses on a woman who’s found a way to help both senior citizens and young children interact, resulting in healthier, happier lives for all.

Watch videos at www.etown.org

Jun 19, 2019
Noam Pikelny / The Lee Boys / Jonathan Rose
59:56

In this week’s “back by popular demand”  broadcast/podcast, Punch Brothers’ band member and banjo impresario Noam Pikelny (@NoamPikelny) shares some of his original songs from his latest CD as a solo artist.

Also with us is the Miami-based “sacred steel” band The Lee Boys (@TheLeeBoys ), who bring their powerhouse, gospel-influenced sound to eTown’s solar-powered stage.

And Nick has a conversation with a New York-based entrepreneur, environmentalist, and author about his latest book, The Well-Tempered City, which covers the benefits of repurposing old buildings into sustainable structures.

Watch videos from this episode at www.etown.org

Jun 12, 2019
eTown On The Road: JJ Grey / Cicada Rhythm / Melaney Smith (Books For Keeps)
59:55

In this week’s crowd favorite re-airing, eTown turns on the southern charm as the crew heads to Athens, Georgia for a very special installment of our “eTown On the Road” series. We’ll be coming to you from the legendary Georgia Theater, joined by both a local musical group Cicada Rhythm (@cicada_rhythm)

and our longtime eTown friend (and singer/songwriter extraordinaire) JJ Grey (@JJGREYandMOFRO)

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This taping holds lots of great music, plus a conversation with a local woman whose Georgia-based nonprofit organization provides books to low-income children in the area.

Watch videos from this show at: etown.org

Jun 05, 2019
The Mountain Goats / Joe Sampson / Andrea Rudnik (Team Brownsville)
01:00:02

Joining us musically is the beloved indie-folk duo known as The Mountain Goats (). They’ve been making music since 1991 (the same year eTown was born) and we’re very excited to welcome them to the show for the first time.

Talented singer/songwriter Joe Sampson (@usetonaut), whose intimate, emotive songs have led to collaborations with Nathaniel Rateliff and others, comes for his first visit to eTown as well.

Plus we’ll share an inspiring eChievement Award story about a woman in Brownsville, TX who’s lending aid to migrant families in need, as they wait to seek asylum in America.

 

Watch videos from this show at www.etown.org

May 29, 2019
William Bell / Alejandro Escovedo / Justin Kruger (Project Helping)
59:43

This week’s eTown encore program showcases the legendary soul singer/songwriter William Bell (@WBellMusic), known throughout the world for penning such soul classics as “You Don’t Miss Your Water” and “Born Under A Bad Sign”.

Also with us is Mexican-American punk rock pioneer Alejandro Escovedo (@aescovedo1), who shares his unique version of punk-influenced rock and roll.

Lots of great music and conversation with our visiting artists this week, plus a great eChievement Award story about a man in Colorado who uses the power of community service to improve mental wellness.

Watch videos from this show at www.etown.org

May 22, 2019
Jonathan Wilson / Steve Earle / Samir Lakhani (Eco-Soap Bank)
59:50

Joining us for the first time this week is Psychedelic Folk-Rock songwriter and producer Jonathan Wilson (@songsofjw). He’s an amazing musician, a sought after producer (Connor Oberst, Father John Misty, Dawes and many others...) as well as a proficient sideman (he spent two years on the road as part of Roger Waters’ touring band).

And back again for his 9th visit is the iconic and prolific Country/Americana singer-songwriter Steve Earle (@SteveEarle).  He came to eTown to showcase his recent tribute album to the legendary Guy Clark.

Rounding things out is the winner our eChievement Award - Samir Lakhani, a young man who founded a humanitarian non-profit organization dedicated to improving sanitary conditions in developing countries.

 

Watch videos from this episode at www.etown.org

May 15, 2019
eTown at Red Rocks: Jason Isbell / Amanda Shires
58:52

This week it’s the encore airing of another special ‘eTown On The Road’ episode, as we return to our favorite home away from home, the beautiful and iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, for an hour of live music with songwriter extraordinaire Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbelland his band, The 400 Unit; plus singer/songwriter/violinist Amanda Shires. (@amandashires)

Tune in for some great music and interesting conversation, coming to you from one of the most beautiful natural music venues on the planet!

Listen to all the singles from this show at www.etown.org.

May 08, 2019
John Oates / Lilly Hyatt / Helen Thorpe (Author of “The Newcomers”)
58:52

In this week’s back-by-popular-demand re-airing, we’re joined by rock/R&B/soul guitarist, singer/songwriter (and half of legendary duo Hall & Oates) John Oates! (@JohnOates) His latest solo project 'Arkansas' is inspired by the music and legacy of the legendary Mississippi John Hurt and encompasses other artists and styles that represent the dawn of American popular music.

Also with us is Tennessee-based singer/songwriter Lilly Hiatt (@LillyHiatt1) (daughter of John Hiatt), who has become a fixture of the indie scene in Nashville.

And Nick sits down for a conversation with renowned author Helen Thorpe, whose latest work, ‘The Newcomers,’ is a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers, many of whom have left extremely dangerous situations in their homelands, come to America to learn a new language and a new culture, in the hopes of finding a new beginning.

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

May 01, 2019
Greensky Bluegrass / Israel Nash / Christine Beck (U.S. National Junior Tennis League)
58:52

It’s an eclectic hour of music and conversation this week as bluegrass/jam band Greensky Bluegrass (@campgreensky) returns to the show along with Texas genre-bending rock ‘n’ roller Israel Nash (@israelnash).

We’ll also hear from about a couple who has been introducing tennis to inner-city youth since the 1970s as a vehicle for inspiring a lifelong affinity for learning.

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Apr 24, 2019
Tyminski / Angel Snow / Henry Red Cloud (Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center)
58:58

This week’s encore eTown broadcast features multi-instrumentalist and vocalist extraordinaire Tyminski (@tyminskimusic)(you may remember him as a member of Union Station; he’s also familiar to many as the singing voice for George Clooney’s on-screen character in ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ and as lead vocalist on Avicii’s international pop hit “Hey Brother”).

We’re also joined by talented up-and-coming indie-folk singer/songwriter Angel Snow (@ImAngelSnow).

Rounding things out, our eChievement Award story this week features Native American Henry Red Cloud, who discusses how he’s brought solar power, green technology and employment to reservations throughout the country.

Learn more about / Donate to Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center at lakotasolarenterprises.com

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Apr 17, 2019
Shook Twins / Danny Barnes / Bill Lavin (Where Angels Play Foundation)
58:58

This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Shook Twins (@ShookTwins), the Portland-based indie-folk duo (and twin sisters) known for their incredible harmonies as well as the wide range of instruments they play. Also with us is longtime friend of the show, gifted songwriter and player extraordinaire Danny Barnes (@Wildknees) (a past winner of The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass).

Plus we’ll share an inspiring eChievement Award story about a New Jersey man who started a foundation that builds playgrounds in areas of disaster or devastation, to honor the victims of tragedy, provide places of hope and community for children and inspire healing.

Learn more about / Donate to Where Angels Play Foundation at whereangelsplayfoundation.org

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Apr 10, 2019
Beth Hart / John McEuen / Diane Cohen (Finger Lakes ReUse)
58:58

In this week’s back-by-popular-demand re-airing, eTown welcomes the incredibly gifted singer/songwriter and piano virtuoso Beth Hart (@BethHart) to the solar-powered stage at eTown Hall. Plus our longtime friend John McEuen, iconic American musician and founding member of the beloved Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, returns to the show.

And we’ll hear a great eChievement Award story about Diane Cohen, founder of Finger Lakes ReUse, a woman in New York who’s headed up a highly successful ‘re-use and recycling’ program, repurposing everything from building materials to some of the most difficult of items that would normally end up in a landfill.

Learn more about / Donate to Finger Lakes ReUse at ithacareuse.org

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Apr 03, 2019
Joachim Cooder / Bonnie Paine / Sarah Evans (The Well Aware Project)
58:58

It’s an eclectic hour of music and conversation this week as we’re joined by the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Joachim Cooder (@JoachimCooder)(a talent in his own right who also happens to be the son of the iconic musician Ry Cooder). Also making her first solo appearance on the show is singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Bonnie Paine (a founding member of Elephant Revival).

Plus we’ll hear from eChievement Award winner Sarah Evans, founder of Austin-based nonprofit The Well Aware Project that funds and implements clean water systems for impoverished communities in Africa.

Learn more about / Donate to The Well Aware Project at wellawareworld.org

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Mar 27, 2019
Hot Rize & Friends: Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan & Sam Bush
58:58

This week features an impressive line-up of bluegrass impresarios. The legendary band Hot Rize (@Hot_Rize) (whose members include Pete Wernick, Tim O’Brien, Bryan Sutton and eTown’s own Nick Forster) celebrates its 40th anniversary with special guests and bluegrass heavy hitters Sam BushStuart Duncan and Jerry Douglas. Grounded in the bluegrass traditions of artists like Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and the Stanley Brothers, the members of Hot Rize have forged a path and a sound all their own since forming back in 1978.

This beloved and iconic band is now taking an extended, open-ended ‘hiatus,’ all the more reason to not miss this incredible musical gathering, which includes a special audience Q&A with Hot Rize (moderated by eTown’s own Helen Forster).

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Mar 20, 2019
William Fitzsimmons / Raye Zaragoza / Bryan Ware (The Crayon Initiative)
58:58

William Fitzismmons (@wfitzsimmons) returns to the show with his a gentle, insightful sound (some compare him to Gregory Alan Isakov, Bon Iver and Sufjan Stevens). Also with us is a young newcomer, Raye Zaragoza (@rayezaragoza), an award-winning singer, songwriter, and performer known for her song “In The River” written in support of the protests at Standing Rock.

All of that, plus an eChievement Award story about Bryan Ware, founder of The Crayon Initiative, an organization that is reducing waste by recycling crayons and distributing them to art programs at children’s hospitals across the U.S., brightening the lives of young patients during their stay.

Learn more about / Donate to The Crayon Initiative at thecrayoninitiative.org

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Mar 13, 2019
Väsen / Sam Amidon / Robert Adamson (One Bistro)
58:58

This week’s encore eTown program features a deep dive into folk music styles from around the world. The prolific Swedish folk band Väsen makes its first appearance on the show. Joining us for his second visit to eTown is American folk artist and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon (@samamidon), who shares his recent stripped down musical explorations.

Plus we’ll bring you a great eChievement Award story Robert Adamson, founder of One Bistro (@onebistro_xenia), a ‘pay what you can afford’ restaurant in his community built to serve those in need, bringing a wide variety of citizens, rich and poor, together in the process, to share a meal and find common ground.

Learn more about / Donate to One Bistro at onebistro.org.

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Mar 06, 2019
John Butler / Eliza Gilkyson / Frank Anello (Project Worthmore)
58:58

We welcome back genre-bending singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist John Butler (@JohnButlerTrio) to the show this week. John is usually joined by his band as the John Butler Trio, but for this special episode, he joins us solo for an intimate, stripped down set. Also with us is long-time eTown friend and talented, thought-provoking folk singer/songwriter Eliza Gilkyson (@elizagilkyson).

Lastly, sandwiched between all that wonderful music is an inspiring story about Frank Anello, founder of Project Worthmore, an organization that provides much needed practical support for refugees from numerous countries, creating community, enabling self-sufficiency and instilling hope for the future in the process.

Learn more about / Donate to Project Worthmore at projectworthmore.org

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Feb 27, 2019
Fruition / Baskery / Sophia Watkins (Forest Fund)
58:58

This week we revisit a fan-favorite episode featuring Portland, Oregon-based bluegrass/Americana group Fruition (@fruitionpdx), who’ll share their unique take on acoustic-driven, high energy music. Also joining us this episode is Swedish alt-Americana group Baskery (@baskery), three multi-instrumentalist sisters who are each a musical force of their own.

Plus we check in with Sophia Watkins of Forest Fund, an innovative initiative that is combating deforestation in the Amazon. 

Learn more about / Donate to Forest Fund at forestfund.co

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Feb 20, 2019
Deer Tick / Garland Jeffreys / Kathleen Hower (Global Links)
58:58

This week in eTown, the Providence, Rhode Island-based alternative group Deer Tick (@deertickmusic) share their one-of-a-kind sound. Also with us is the legendary, genre-bending American singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys (@garlandjeffreys), who (by his own account) recorded his first real “Rock and Roll” record in 1977 with Wild In The Streets and has continued to break new ground musically ever since.

All of this, plus a great eChievement Award story about Kathleen Hower, founder of Global Links (@GlobalLinks3), an organization that saves new, unused medical supplies from ending up in the landfill and then sends them to those that need them in third world countries.

Learn more about / Donate to Global Links at www.globallinks.org

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Feb 13, 2019
Gregory Alan Isakov / Rayland Baxter / Dara Schoenwald (Volunteer Cleanup)
58:58

This week, we’re joined on the airwaves by one of our good friends (not to mention one of our favorite songwriters out there), Gregory Alan Isakov (@GregoryAIsakov). This is Gregory’s sixth time on the show (his first all the way back in 2008) and he shares tunes from his critically acclaimed new record ‘Evening Machines.’ Also with us: Alt-country/American singer/songwriter Rayland Baxter (@RaylandisHere), a truly one-of-a-kind performer and individual (don’t miss his interview w/Nick).

Plus we’ll hear from Dara Schoenwald, who along with her husband, founded Volunteer Cleanup, a website that connects potential volunteers with organized shoreline cleanups all over their state.

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Feb 06, 2019
The Band of Heathens / Stephen Kellogg / Jamie Van Leeuwen (Global Livingston Institute)
58:58

Austin, TX-based artists, The Band of Heathens (@BandofHeathens), join us this week to share some tunes, including a few from their album ‘A Message From the People Revisited’, in which they reimagine Ray Charles’ 1972 classic of the same name . In addition, we’re joined by popular Americana/folk singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg (@Stephen_Kellogg).

And we’ll talk with Jamie Van Leeuwen (@jvanlee6), this week’s eChievement Award winner, who is the founder of the Global Livingston Institute, an organization using music to connect a diverse group of people in Africa, in order to provide health education and care.

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Jan 30, 2019
Laura Veirs / Aaron Lee Tasjan / Peter Mui (Fixit Clinic)
58:58

We welcome folk-pop singer/songwriter Laura Veirs (@lauraveirs) for her first eTown appearance. A prolific songwriter for nearly 20 years, Veirs has garnered praise throughout the years with her exquisite folk-pop sound. Also joining us for his first eTown visit is a truly gifted, one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter, Aaron Lee Tasjan (@aaronleetasjan1).

And we’ll have a conversation with this week’s eChievement Award winner, Peter Mui of California, founder of the Fixit Clinic network.

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Jan 23, 2019
eTown on the Road: Lafayette, LA (Pt. 2) w/ Sonny Landreth & More
58:58

This week, eTown returns to the Acadiana Center for the Arts (@AcadianaArts) in Lafayette, Louisiana for part two of our two-part exploratory adventure into the origins and vast musical styles native to the Louisiana area. The fabulous musical offerings continue where we left off last week, this time with music from Ann SavoySonny Landreth (@sonnylandreth)Michael DoucetThe Broussard Sisters and much more.

Plus we’ll visit with local eChievement Award winner Marylee Orr (), who advocates for local Louisianans affected by industrial pollutants effecting their air, water, land, and health.

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Jan 16, 2019
eTown on the Road: Lafayette, LA w/ Rhiannon Giddens & More
58:58

It’s a not-to-be-missed ‘eTown On the Road’ episode this week! In this special two-part re-broadcast, eTown heads to the beautiful Acadiana Center for the Arts (@AcadianaArts) in Lafayette, Louisiana to delve into the origins and vast musical styles of this rich cultural area.

There’ll be lots of great music from local artists including Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and banjo player Rhiannon Giddens (@RhiannonGiddens)Dirk PowellThe Band Courtbouillon, and a host of other artists. Also in Part One, we interview Joel Savoy and Josh Caffery, producers of the Grammy-nominated recording project entitled ‘I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax in the Evangeline Country.’

Jan 09, 2019
Delbert McClinton / Robert Finley / Chris Pallister (Gulf of Alaska Keeper)
58:58

Our first broadcast of 2019 features Grammy Award-winning blues multi-instrumentalist Delbert McClinton (@officialdelbert) and blues and soul singer/songwriter and guitarist Robert Finley.

Plus Nick sits down with Chris Pallister, the founder of Gulf of Alaska Keeper to learn how his organization is protecting the waters and habitat of the Northern Gulf of Alaska. It's another ‘back by popular demand’ re-airing!

Learn more about / Donate to Gulf of Alaska Keeper at www.goak.org

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Jan 02, 2019
Loudon Wainwright III / Heather Maloney / Dan Rountree (Current Problems)
58:58

This week we revisit a fan-favorite from precisely one year ago. Folk singer, humorist and actor Loudon Wainwright III (@lw3official) shares a few of his classic musical creations, as well as excerpts from his book Liner Notes.

And the incredibly talented singer/songwriter Heather Maloney (@heathermaloney_ )(one of Helen’s favorites to sing with!) joins us as well. Great music and conversation with our musical guests this week, plus we’ll share a wonderful eChievement Award story about a Florida man who’s leading a much-needed grassroots effort, cleaning up rivers and urban coastlines in Northern Florida.

Learn more about / Donate to Current Problems at www.currentproblems.org

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Dec 26, 2018
eTown Archive - J.J. Cale (2002)
20:01

This week we are throwing it back to 2002 for an episode featuring one of the most influential songwriters of our time, J.J. Cale.

Over a career that spanned more than a dozen albums of his own, beginning with 'Naturally' in 1972, Cale cultivated a quiet anonymity, doing few interviews, rarely performing live, and keeping his picture off his album covers in the first decade and a half of his career. However, in spite of his low profile, Cale exerted an influence on multiple generations of musicians that is prevalent all over popular music today.

We had the pleasure of welcoming J.J. to eTown back in August of 2002 for a rousing performance that featured intimate solo tunes along with a few rockin' classics with his band, including one of his most famous tunes 'After Midnight', made famous by Eric Clapton. J.J. would've turned 79 this month so in honor of him, wherever you are, kick back and enjoy the timeless songwriting of Mr. J.J. Cale.

Hear more from the eTown Archives at www.eTown.org.

Dec 23, 2018
eTown’s Holiday Special
58:58

Back by popular demand – eTown’s holiday special! Join us as we delve deep into the eTown archives to share some of the best holiday music we’ve heard on the show over the years. There’s a little something for everyone under eTown’s musical tree this week so let’s celebrate the holidays together!

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Dec 19, 2018
The War & Treaty / Haley Heynderickx / Hippie Jack Stoddart
58:58

We welcome two exciting musical ‘first timers’ to eTown this week. The husband-and-wife duo The War & Treaty (@warandtreaty) share their rockin’ and uplifting blend of Americana, soul, rock and gospel, guaranteed to get you up and moving.

Contrast that with the tender, gentle sound of up-and-coming folk singer/songwriter Haley Heynderickx (@hhhendrixx) (whom you may have heard recently on NPR’s Tiny Desk Series).

And we feature the incredibly inspiring story of Hippie Jack Stoddart, a man who, with his wife, has spent the last several years leading a grassroots effort to collect food and clothing for those in need in rural Tennessee; you’ll love how this powerful yet humble couple use the power of music to make it all happen.

Learn more about / Donate to Jammin' at Hippie Jacks at jamminathippiejacks.com

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Dec 12, 2018
eTown Archive - John Hartford (2001)
31:05

This week we send birthday greetings to an icon, an American musical legend, and a good friend, Mr. John Hartford. John would've been turning 80 years old this week.

This segment is from just a few weeks before John lost his battle with cancer back in 2001. John was joined by his friends David Grisman and Pete Seeger as Retrograss. Enjoy this one from the archives and join us in honoring the music of John Hartford.

Hear more from the eTown Archives HERE!

Dec 09, 2018
eTown at Red Rocks: Lake Street Dive / Josh Ritter
58:58

This week, it’s another installment of ‘eTown on the Road,’ as we’re joined by the powerhouse group Lake Street Dive (@lakestreetdive), as they headline Red Rocks Amphitheater for the first time. If you’re not yet familiar with them, LSD is renowned for their dynamic mix of alt-pop, rock, jazz and R&B, plus stellar vocals. And they come with their newest addition to the band, vocalist/keyboardist Akie Bermiss, the most recent band member to be added.

Also stopping by is popular singer/songwriter Josh Ritter (@joshritter) (who joined us not too long ago for our Boone, North Carolina roadshow). And we’ll have a most informative conversation with gifted paleontologist and dear friend Ken Lacovara (@kenlacovara ), about how Red Rocks was formed.

Learn more about Ken Lacovara at kennethlacovara.com

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Dec 05, 2018
Aoife O’Donovan / Marty O’Reilly / Cheryl Boerger (Plates for People and the Planet)
58:58

It’s a special encore broadcast this week as we’re joined on the airwaves by singer/songwriter and musical powerhouse Aoife O’Donovan (@odonovanaoife). At a young age, Aoife had already recorded, collaborated, toured and performed with a list of musical A-listers too long to name, and she continues to stun audiences with her incredible singing and writing. She’s an old friend of eTown’s too and we’re always happy to have her on the show to share some of her latest musical creations.

Talented Santa Cruz-based artist Marty O’Reilly and his Old Soul Orchestra (@MartyOReilly1 ) are also with us on this show, plus a great eChievement Award story about a California woman with a creative idea to keep waste out of the landfill.

Nov 28, 2018
eTown Archive - The Wood Brothers (2006)
19:06

This week we'd like to send some birthday love out to the one and only Chris Wood from The Wood Brothers (@TheWoodBrothers). If you've ever seen Chris perform then you understand why he is the one and only. There aren't many people out there that can play the upright bass quite like him or dance quite like him.

Chris and his brother Oliver came together as The Wood Brothers back in 2004 and shortly after we had the pleasure of welcoming them to eTown in 2006. Along with their third member, multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, Chris and Oliver put on quite the show. Enjoy this one from the archives and if you get the chance, go see The Wood Brothers live!

 

Nov 24, 2018
Andrew Bird / Leif Vollebekk / Tom Chappell (Tom’s of Maine)
58:58

This week we revisit a fan-favorite episode featuring singer/songwriter and violin virtuoso Andrew Bird (@andrewbird). Andrew got his start in the popular bands Squirrel Nut Zippers and Bowl of Fire before embarking on what has become a very successful solo career.

Also joining us on this encore episode is Canadian indie-folk artist Leif Vollebekk (@leifvollebekk), who shares music from his latest collection of songs (his conversation with Nick is hilarious, worth tuning in for!).

Plus we’ll check in with Tom Chappell, co-founder of the Tom’s of Maine (@TomsofMaine), to hear about his latest endeavor, Rambler's Way: providing jobs and raising awareness about the importance (and profitability) of sustainable wool.

Learn more about Rambler's Way at www.ramblersway.com

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Nov 21, 2018
Calexico / Eric Andersen / Monte Belmonte (Monte’s March)
58:58

Geography has a way of seeping into music, and this week on the airwaves, we experience that in full effect with the return of Calexico (@casadecalexico). Throughout the group’s 22-year existence, co-founders and multi-instrumentalist Joey Burns and John Convertino have drawn on the arid clime and vibrant culture of the American Southwest — and its sister territory across the border — to inform their sprawling, cross-cultural indie rock. Also with us this week is prolific singer/songwriter Eric Andersen whose career has spanned 45 years (he just released his 25th album of original songs). Plus we’ll have a conversation with Monte Belmonte, a radio host (with WRSI in Massachusetts) and the founder of Monte’s March, an annual march against hunger, which aims to raise awareness about food insecurity and to collect funds to support the food bank in his area.

Learn more about / Donate to Monte's March at www.foodbankwma.org/donate

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Nov 14, 2018
eTown Archive - Lyle Lovett (1991)
15:25

This week we're digging deep as we throw it back to our first season in 1991 for an excerpt featuring our friend and prolific singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett (@LyleLovett). Lyle was one of the first artists to hop on board with eTown and over the years he has graced the eTown stage 4 times. It's always a good day when his music is in rotation. We hope you enjoy this one as much as we have been!

Nov 11, 2018
eTown in Boone, NC: Mandolin Orange / Josh Ritter / Ali Casparian (Bounty and Soul Food Rescue)
58:58

This week, it’s a special ‘eTown on the Road’ show! We’re joined by gifted singer/songwriter Josh Ritter (@joshritter) and Americana/bluegrass duo Mandolin Orange (@Mandolin_Orange). The show takes place at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts in Boone, North Carolina.

We partnered with Appalachian State University’s Energy Summit, An Appalachian Summer Festival (@AppalachianArts), and 88.7 WNCW (@WNCW) for this eclectic event of music and conversation.

Along with our musical guests, we were also joined by Ali Casparian of Bounty and Soul Food Rescue, an organization that is creating healthier communities by providing fresh healthy food, nutrition literacy, and health & wellness resources. Plus Lee Ball, Chief Sustainability Officer at Appalachian State, talks with Nick about the Energy Summit purpose and goals.

Learn more about / Donate to Bounty and Soul Food Rescue at www.bountyandsoul.org

Watch full videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Nov 07, 2018
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives / Cassandra Jenkins / Michael Kodas (Author of “Megafire”)
58:58

eTown welcomes legendary Grammy Award-winning country singer/songwriter Marty Stuart (@martystuarthq), along with his virtuosic band – The Fabulous Superlatives – in this encore broadcast. Marty shares music from his group’s recent release, Way Out West, as well as insightful conversation about his storied career as a recording artist, television personality and one time son-in-law to Johnny Cash. Also with us this week is refreshingly vibrant singer/songwriter and eTown newcomer Cassandra Jenkins (@CassFreshUSA).

And we’ll check in with author/photographer Michael Kodas(@MichaelKodas), whose book "Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame" addresses climate change and wildfires. All this, this week in eTown!

Oct 31, 2018
eTown Archive - Ben Harper (1994)
19:58

This week we're looking back on a special show from all the way back in 1994 featuring our longtime friend, prolific singer and songwriter Ben Harper (@BenHarper). It's really hard to put Ben's music down into one genre as he has covered so much ground throughout his career. We recently saw Ben perform on his tour with fellow blues legend Charlie Musselwhite (@musselwhiteharp ), and it was yet another example of Ben's curious and excellent musical creation.

This excerpt happens to be from our 100th taping! It's always fun to look back on shows like these from the archives. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have!

Hear more from the eTown archives HERE.

Oct 27, 2018
Basia Bulat / The Pines / Marc Gold (100 Friends)
58:58

We welcome two exciting musical newcomers to eTown. Canadian folk singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Basia Bulat (@BasiaBulatshares her vibrant, compelling music; and the Iowa-based trio The Pines (@thepinesmusic) does the same. And we’ll hear from eChievement Award winner Marc Gold, whose 100 Friends organization is providing first hand, grassroots, personalized humanitarian assistance, one individual at a time, in Third World countries around the world. Don’t miss this ‘back by popular demand’ rebroadcast!

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Learn more about / Donate to 100 Friends at 100friends.org

Oct 24, 2018
eTown Archive - Gregory Alan Isakov (2013)
17:57

This week we'd like to send a birthday shout out to our longtime friend Gregory Alan Isakov (@GregoryAIsakov). Greg is a fellow resident in our hometown of Boulder, Colorado and has been joining us on the eTown stage since early on his career, with his first visit a decade ago back in 2008. Since then he has grown quite a bit to the say the least, having headlined the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre numerous times over the past few years, notably with the Colorado Symphony (@CO_Symphony).

For this excerpt, we send it back to 2013 when Greg joined us for an 'eTown on the Road' show up in Ft. Collins, Colorado with The Head and The Heart (@headandtheheart ‏). Enjoy!

Oct 20, 2018
The Wailin’ Jennys / Willie Watson / Dr. Patricia Limerick
58:58

This week we’ve got both ‘Wailin’ and Willy! Our musical guests, all making their first visit to eTown, are the incredible Canadian trio of singers known as The Wailin’ Jennys (@thewailinjennys)(their three-part harmonies will make you cry) as well as singer/songwriter Willie Watson (@WillieWatsongs), co-founder of the band @crowmedicine and talented traditional music enthusiast now enjoying a successful solo career.

All of that plus a conversation w/ Western historian Dr. Patricia Limerick (University of Colorado Boulder & Center of the American West) about the importance of the role of immigrants in the formation of our country

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org.

Oct 17, 2018
eTown Archive - John Prine (1996)
18:21

This week we're looking back on a special show from all the way back in 1996 featuring legendary singer/songwriter John Prine (@JohnPrineMusic). John turns 72 this week and is still at it on tour! His most recent release and his 20th album to date, 'The Tree of Forgiveness', has drawn rave reviews from across the musical world and is an example that Prine continues to find new places to take his songwriting. If you haven't already done so, do yourself a favor and give it a listen. In the meantime, wherever you are tuning in today, kick back and enjoy the timeless songwriting of John Prine.

Oct 13, 2018
John Moreland / Phoebe Hunt / Susan Burton (A New Way Of Life Re-Entry Project)
58:58

This week, we continue our long tradition of featuring great musical artists with Oklahoma roots as we welcome an incredibly gifted Americana artist, John Moreland (@JohnMorelandOK), to the eTown stage. Also with us is up-and-coming singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Phoebe Hunt (@Phoebe_Hunt).

Plus, Nick sits down for a conversation with Susan Burton (@SusanBurtonLA), founder of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project (@ANewWayofLife1), to learn how her organization provides housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community re-entry, family reunification, and individual healing. Learn more about Susan's work at ANewWayofLife.org.

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

 

Oct 10, 2018
eTown Archive – Nathaniel Rateliff (2013)
19:03
This week we’d like to send some birthday love out to our friend Nathaniel Rateliff. Nathaniel is somewhat of a hometime hero in our homestate of Colorado as he gained critical acclaim for his breakout album ‘Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’. He regularly sells out shows around the country including two sold out shows […]
Oct 06, 2018
Jack Johnson / The Weather Station / Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Coral)
58:58
This week brings a special encore broadcast featuring renowned singer/songwriter and avid environmental activist Jack Johnson. Jack shares some of his recent music as well as a few old favorites. Canadian The Weather Station (folk artist Tamara Lindeman) joins us as well. And we’ll hear from enviro-filmmaker Jeff Orlowski who discusses his latest film, Chasing Coral, which documents the pressing danger […]
Oct 03, 2018
eTown Archive – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings (1999)
18:10
Join us in the eTown Archive this week as we revisit a special show from 1999 featuring two of our favorite artists out there – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings!
Sep 30, 2018
Tyler Childers / The Suitcase Junket / Chad Bernstein (Guitars Over Guns)
58:58
This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Americana/country singer/songwriter Tyler Childers. Tyler fuses gritty original song lyrics with the folk, bluegrass and rock influences of his Appalachian upbringing. Also with us is “one-man-band” The Suitcase Junket, with his one of a kind sound created from an array of instruments all played at once. Rounding things […]
Sep 26, 2018
eTown Archive – Ani DiFranco w/ Utah Phillips (1996)
22:56
This week we’re throwing it all the way back to 1996 with iconic singer/songwriter/activist and longtime friend of the show Ani Difranco. For this show, Ani was joined by folk singer, storyteller and poet Utah Phillips, who is truly one of a kind. Enjoy!
Sep 22, 2018
Bob Weir / John Fullbright (Pt. 2)
58:58
Be sure to tune in to eTown this week for part two of our special two-part pod/broadcast featuring the legendary singer/songwriter and Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir, plus Americana artist John Fullbright. We’ll pick up where we left off last week, by delving deeper into conversation with Bob, and further exploring the vast realms of his musical catalog. […]
Sep 19, 2018
eTown Archive – Moby (2009)
21:37
This week we’re throwing it back to 2009 with legendary electronic musician, singer/songwriter, producer and activist Moby. Moby is most well known for his work in the electronic genre but here he joins us in a more stripped-down acoustic setting for this intimate performance that we recorded in Baltimore. Enjoy!
Sep 15, 2018
Bob Weir / John Fullbright (Pt. 1)
58:57
Be sure to tune in to eTown this week for part one of a special two-part broadcast featuring the legendary singer/songwriter and Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir, plus Americana artist John Fullbright. While we’ve been lucky to have both artists with us in previous years, this marks the first time we’ve been able to host Weir at eTown […]
Sep 12, 2018
eTown Archive – Leo Kottke (1992)
19:15
This week we’re sending birthday love out to legendary guitarist and longtime friend of the show Leo Kottke. Leo has been with us almost from the very beginning, as he joined us in our second season all the way back in 1992. Leo is a true master of his instrument and his signature fingerpicking style […]
Sep 08, 2018
Loreena McKennitt / Greg Laswell / Sue Lee (Sock It To ’em Sock Campaign)
58:58
We’re joined this week by Celtic/world musician Loreena McKennitt. McKennitt’s ‘eclectic Celtic’ music has received critical acclaim world-wide, and gold, platinum and multi-platinum sales awards in 15 countries across four continents. Also with us is folk-pop singer/songwriter Greg Laswell. Plus a conversation with eChievement Award winner Sue Lee, founder of the Sock It To ’em Sock Campaign […]
Sep 05, 2018
eTown Archive – Loudon Wainwright III (1993)
15:40
This week we’d like to send some birthday love to the one-and-only Loudon Wainwright III. We’ve had the pleasure of having Loudon on the show 9 times throughout the years, the first of which is this excerpt from 1993. His classic wit was on display!
Sep 01, 2018
Michael Franti / Victoria Canal / Dr. William Brown (One World Medical Relief)
58:58
We’re joined this week by prolific musician, humanitarian, filmmaker, and activist Michael Franti. Franti believes in using music as a vehicle for positive change and is revered for his energetic live shows, inspiring music, worldwide philanthropy efforts and connection to his global fanbase. Also with us is up-and-coming singer/songwriter Victoria Canal. Victoria has one arm yet plays piano […]
Aug 29, 2018
eTown Archive – Willie Nelson (1996)
21:28
This week we’re going all the way back to August 22, 1996, when we had the pleasure of welcoming country music legend Willie Nelson to the eTown stage. Willie is one of the best songwriters, storytellers, singers and guitar players that we know and we’re so thrilled that he is still at it at age […]
Aug 25, 2018
eTown On The Road: Mavis Staples / Ani DiFranco (Pt. 2)
59:01
This week, eTown is back at Denver’s historic Paramount Theater for part two of our special broadcast featuring music and Civil Rights legend Mavis Staples, and one of America’s most independent female artists Ani DiFranco. We’ll pick up where we left off last week, with more great music and conversation with Mavis and Ani, plus a show-closing finale that’s […]
Aug 22, 2018
eTown Archive – John Hiatt (1995)
21:01
Fresh out of the eTown Archives this week is an excerpt from a special eTown show from all the way back in 1995 featuring master lyricist and satirical storyteller John Hiatt! John has released an astounding 23 albums throughout his career and we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming him to the eTown stage 3 times.
Aug 18, 2018
eTown On The Road: Mavis Staples / Ani DiFranco (Pt. 1)
59:00
It’s Pt. 1 of a special encore broadcast this week as we revisit our show at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Denver from last year featuring two female artists that embody what it means to be strong and independent – the legendary Mavis Staples and singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco. Along with lots of great music and conversation with the artists, we […]
Aug 15, 2018
eTown Archive – Steve Martin w/ The Steep Canyon Rangers (2012)
26:28
This week we’re sending birthday love out to the legendary, actor, comedian, author, and musician Steve Martin. Steve has always included his banjo playing in his comedy routines throughout his career and has been focused more on playing music since the early 2000s. He often collaborates with fellow bluegrass group The Steep Canyon Rangers, who […]
Aug 11, 2018
Hiss Golden Messenger / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / Dr. Kenneth Lacovara
58:57
This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Americana/folk band Hiss Golden Messenger, whose sound is deeply influenced by country, soul, blues, and rock. We’re very excited to have them on the show for the first time. Also with us are accomplished songwriters Chris Hillman (The Byrds) and Herb Pedersen. Rounding things out, we have a conversation with […]
Aug 08, 2018
eTown Archive – Rodney Crowell (2003)
19:35
This week, join us as we send some birthday love out to prolific Country singer and songwriter Rodney Crowell. We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Rodney to the show 3 times, the first of which was this show from 2003!
Aug 05, 2018
Chicano Batman / BettySoo / Sarah Jackson (Casa de Paz)
59:00
This week, eTown welcomes the eclectic, LA-based psychedelic soul group, Chicano Batman, for some solar-powered musical goodness. Also joining us for her first visit is folk singer/songwriter, BettySoo. There will be plenty of great music, collaboration and conversation with our visiting artists this week, plus a great eChievement Award story about a Colorado-based organization that provides free housing, transportation […]
Aug 01, 2018
eTown Archive – Buddy Guy (2001)
31:24
This week we would like to send some birthday love out to the legendary bluesman Buddy Guy. We have had the honor of welcoming Buddy to the eTown stage a couple of times and today we look back on his first visit from back August of 2001. Enjoy!
Jul 28, 2018
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors / Tift Merritt / Stephen Ritz (Green Bronx Machine)
59:00
This week we revisit a fan-favorite episode from last year featuring singer/songwriter Drew Holcomb and his band – The Neighbors. We’ll check in to hear some of Drew’s latest musical creations, and get an update on his ever-evolving musical story. Americana singer/songwriter and eTown veteran Tift Merrittalso joined us on this show to share some tunes from her […]
Jul 25, 2018
eTown Archive – Arlo Guthrie (1995)
27:02
In celebration of Arlo Guthrie’s 70th birthday this past week we wanted to look back on a classic eTown episode from February 1995, the first time Arlo visited eTown. He was joined by his son Abe for part of his set and even shared some of his poetry about Moose in Massachusetts. Enjoy!
Jul 21, 2018
eTown Archive – Béla Fleck and the Flecktones (1999)
25:16
This week we’re sending out some birthday love to the legendary banjo master Béla Fleck. In celebration, join us in revisiting this special show from 1999 with Béla and his equally legendary band the Flecktones – Victor Wooten, Future Man, and Jeff Coffin.
Jul 14, 2018
John Paul White / Marley’s Ghost / Kathleen Baumgardner (FoCo Cafe)
59:00
In this week’s episode, we’re joined by singer/songwriter/producer John Paul White who originally joined us back in 2011 as part of the widely popular musical duo The Civil Wars. Our longtime friends in the genre-bending Americana group Marley’s Ghost also stop in for another visit to eTown Hall’s solar-powered stage. Lots of great music and conversation with our musical guests, plus […]
Jul 11, 2018
eTown Archive – Peter Rowan & Charles Sawtelle (1993)
17:20
In celebration of Peter Rowan’s birthday this week, we decided to unearth this gem from all the way back in 1993 where Peter was joined by bluegrass legend, the late Charles Sawtelle of Hot Rize.
Jul 09, 2018
eTown Archive – In Remembrance of Henry Butler (2003)
20:36
Today we remember Henry Butler, who passed away this week at the age of 69. Butler was a cornerstone of the New Orleans sound and a prime force in the city’s piano tradition. Away from the piano, in spite of being blind, Butler was an enthusiastic photographer, which you can hear all about in Nick’s […]
Jul 07, 2018
Brother Ali / Chuck Prophet / Laura Tenenbaum (Oceans Melting Greenland Project)
59:01
It’s an eclectic encore broadcast this week as we revisit our show featuring hip-hop artist and community activist Brother Ali, who shares his unique take on rap music, as well as stories on his background, what it was like growing up with albinism, and his musical quest to spread a positive message through music. Also with […]
Jul 04, 2018
eTown Archive – Chuck Prophet (2009)
17:36
If anyone was born with a rock and roll heart, it’s Chuck Prophet. A long-time friend of the show, Chuck has gained a cult following since he began recording and producing music in 1985. He’s been on the show 4 times and today we look back on one of our favorites from 2009. “Let Freedom […]
Jul 02, 2018
eTown Archive – Colin Hay (2013)
22:22
Scottish-born, Australian singer/songwriter Colin Hay, of Men at Work fame, has always been a fan-favorite when he visits the eTown stage. He has accomplished quite a lot throughout his solo career, putting out 13 albums! Join us as we revisit his trip to eTown from back in 2013.
Jun 30, 2018
eTown On The Road: JJ Grey / Cicada Rhythm / Melaney Smith (Books For Keeps)
59:00
In this week’s ‘back by popular demand’ podcast/broadcast, eTown turns on the southern charm as the crew heads to Athens, Georgia for a very special installment of our ‘eTown on the road’ ongoing series. We’ll be coming to you from the legendary Georgia Theater, joined by both a local musical group Cicada Rhythm and our longtime eTown friend […]
Jun 27, 2018
eTown Archive – KT Tunstall (2007)
22:18
Fresh off the success of her hit song “Big Black Horse and A Cherry Tree”, Scottish rocker KT Tunstall joined us at the Boulder Theatre back in 2007 for a memorable evening of music and conversation.
Jun 25, 2018
eTown Archive – Grace Potter (2010)
17:31
This week we’ve dug up a show from May of 2010 featuring Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. At the time Grace and her band were emerging as one of the nation’s foremost rock bands with a rabid fan following. Now, in 2018, Grace has solidified herself as one of the foremost female rockers in music today. Sit back, enjoy, […]
Jun 23, 2018
Dave Alvin / Jimmie Dale Gilmore / Elaine Hamel (Girls at Work)
59:00
It’s an hour packed full of great songwriting and storytelling on the airwaves this week with singer/songwriter/guitarist/poet Dave Alvin and singer/songwriter/actor Jimmie Dale Gilmore. We dig deep into the songbooks of each artist, and hear some great road stories and insights into the many influences that have shaped their musical styles. Jimmie and Dave will perform both solo […]
Jun 20, 2018
eTown Archive – Ray LaMontagne (2008)
19:43
This week we are kicking off our weekly dig into the eTown Archives with a special snippet from a show back in 2008 at the Boulder Theatre with Ray LaMontagne.Be on the lookout as we will be releasing tons of content from the Archives weekly. Wherever you are this Saturday, sit back and enjoy!
Jun 16, 2018
Leftover Salmon / Paul Thorn / Jen Kay (CU Boulder)
59:00
We’re joined this week by the high energy band and old friends Leftover Salmon, known for their fast licks, clever lyrics and fun loving stage presence. Also with us, singer/songwriter Paul Thorn, who brings his muscular brand of roots rock – bluesy, at times rocking and always infectious. Plus Nick talks with scientist and professor Jen Kay about some alarming developments […]
Jun 13, 2018
Rodney Crowell / Robert Ellis / Mona Purdy (Share Your Soles)
59:00
It’s a special encore broadcast this week, featuring two-time Grammy Award winner and legendary singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell to the solar-powered stage at eTown Hall. Rodney joins forces with eTown host Nick Forster and the eTown house band to share music from his recent collection of recordings entitled Close Ties. Also joining us is talented Texas singer/songwriter Robert Ellis. Plus there’s a […]
Jun 06, 2018
The Travelin’ McCourys / Liz Vice / Lina Sergie Attar (Karam Foundation)
59:00
This week we’re joined on the air by the  Nashville, TN-based bluegrass band The Travelin’ McCourys. As the sons of the legendary Del McCoury, Ronnie and Rob McCoury continue their father’s legacy of stellar bluegrass music (along with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram). We’re also visited by Gospel, soul, and R&B vocalist Liz Vice who’s been […]
May 31, 2018
Calexico / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Veronika Scott (The Empowerment Plan)
59:01
This week, hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome the eclectic, Latin/country/jazz/rock  influenced sound of Arizona-based music veterans Calexico to the eTown airwaves. And Texas music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard shares some great music and hilarious stories. Our eChievement Award story this week focuses on a young Detroit woman who’s found a brilliant way to provide warmth for the homeless […]
May 23, 2018
Noam Pikelny / The Lee Boys / Jonathan Rose
59:00
In this week’s ‘back by popular demand’  broadcast/podcast, Punch Brothers’ band member and banjo impresario Noam Pikelny shares some of his original songs from his latest  CD as a solo artist. Also with us is the Miami-based “sacred steel” band The Lee Boys, who bring their powerhouse, gospel-influenced sound to eTown’s solar-powered stage. And Nick has a conversation […]
May 16, 2018
Billy Strings / Jon Stickley Trio / Arif Khan (Depave)
59:01
This week on the air, we’re joined by up-and-coming bluegrass artist Billy Strings. Whether sharing stages with acoustic music royalty, crisscrossing the nation playing as a solo artist or performing high-energy, jaw-dropping sets at festivals, the reaction to Billy Strings tends to come in two varieties: “Who is this guy?” and “That kid can play!” Also […]
May 09, 2018
David Bromberg Quintet / Jonatha Brooke / Himalayan Cataract Project
59:01
It’s a special encore broadcast/podcast as we revisit an eTown fan favorite. Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, musical icon  and old friend David Bromberg, plus talented Americana folk/rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jonatha Brooke, provide great music this week. Plus we’ll feature yet another inspiring eChievement Award story, this time about Dr. Geoff Tabin, a man helping the blind see again […]
May 02, 2018
Marlon Williams / Esmé Patterson / Doug Vilsack (Elephant Energy)
59:01
This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist and New Zealand native Marlon Williams! Known until recently for performing more in the country, bluegrass, and folk realm, Marlon‘s latest musical direction explores several different genres ranging anywhere from pop to 50s doo-wop to country/Americana crooning in a way that reveals his ever-reaching efforts to grow and […]
Apr 25, 2018