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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.

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.

Location:

Boulder, CO

Networks:

Progressive

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@eTownRadio

Language:

English

Contact:

P.O. Box 954 Boulder, CO 80306-0954 303-443-8696


Episodes

Darrell Scott / Kaia Kater / Award: Becca Stevens (Thistle Farms)

9/23/2020
The seasoned and the new meet this week on eTown: veteran songwriter, guitarist, and singer extraordinaire Darrell Scott shares the stage with our other musical guest, the bright, young, up-and-coming Canadian singer-songwriter Kaia Kater. Plus we’ll share an eChievement Award story about a woman who has helped hundreds of women transitioning from prison back to the everyday world. Watch videos from this show and others at: eTown.org

Duration:00:59:02

Patty Griffin / John Smith / Award: Jordan Kassalow (VisionSpring)

9/23/2020
Veteran singer-songwriter Patty Griffin returns to the eTown stage after a long absence. Also with us, talented British songwriter and performer John Smith. Plus, we’ll hear a truly awesome eChievement Award story about the founder of an organization that each year provides the gift of sight to thousands of people around the world who’ve been misdiagnosed as blind, with something most of us here in the US take for granted: eyeglasses. watch videos at: eTown.org

Duration:00:59:02

Damien Jurado / Laura Gibson / Award: Charles Robbins of Project Angel Heart

9/16/2020
Two intriguing singer-songwriters from the great Northwest join us this week: gifted, ethereal Damien Jurado returns to eTown; and talented Laura Gibson of Oregon is with us as well. Our eChievement Award story features the founder of a nonprofit that provides medically tailored meals to critically ill people, providing ease, care, much needed nutrition and, in many cases, saving lives. Watch videos at eTown.org

Duration:00:59:05

The Infamous Stringdusters / Molly Tuttle / Award: Maria Rose Belding of MEANS

9/9/2020
The high energy, Grammy-winning bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters returns to eTown this week in this “back by popular demand” re-airing. Also with us: California native Molly Tuttle. After performing from a very young age as a member of her family’s band, The Tuttles, Molly has moved to Nashville and launched her own solo career. She’s won a number of acknowledges, including the IBMA’s coveted Guitar Player of the Year Award (she’s the first female recipient of that, as a matter of...

Duration:00:59:02

Over the Rhine / David Huckfelt / Award: Michelle Angela of Veterans Garden Project

9/2/2020
This week’s program showcases the exceptionally talented musical husband and wife duo Over the Rhine, as they celebrate over 30 years of touring together. We’re also joined by gifted singer-songwriter David Huckfelt (member of the exceptional band called The Pines), who shares tunes from his solo album project. Nick also 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...

Duration:00:59:06

(PT. 2) Anders Osborne / Chatham County Line/ McIntosh County Shouters

8/26/2020
We continue with the second half of this special two-part 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 and guitarist Anders Osborne. 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,...

Duration:00:59:05

(PT. 1) Anders Osborne / Chatham County Line / Award: Gary Fine of Prisoner Express

8/19/2020
With more guests than usual, this unforgettable encore eTown 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; plus he and Nick have an “up close and personal” conversation about what’s been going on in Anders’ world. Nick also sits down with our eChievement Award...

Duration:00:59:04

Billy Strings / Jon Stickley Trio / Award: Arif Khan of Depave

8/12/2020
In this week’s back-by-popular-demand re-broadcast, popular young bluegrass artist Billy Strings joins us (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, the instrumental group known as the Jon Stickley Trio. Plus, Nick chats with our eChievement Award winner of the week, a young man who’s founded a group that’s transforming abandoned paved urban areas into...

Duration:00:59:11

Justin Townes Earle / Emily Gimble / Interview: Jane Zelikova (500 Women Scientists)

7/29/2020
This week’s eTown repeat airing features two dynamic musical talents: the famously raw and wonderful singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle (son of Steve Earle) as well as Emily Gimble, a talented pianist, vocalist, and songwriter who shares stories about growing up as a member of one of the most famous musical families in America (she’s third generation in a long line of iconic players). And Nick interviews a co-founder of “500 Women Scientists,” a grassroots organization that promotes the...

Duration:00:59:04

eTown On The Road: JJ Grey / Cicada Rhythm / Melaney Smith (Books For Keeps)

7/29/2020
In this week’s re-airing, Nick and Helen and the eTown crew head to Athens, Georgia for a special installment of our “eTown On the Road” series. We’ll be coming to you from the legendary Georgia Theater, joined by local musical duo Cicada Rhythm, as well as our longtime eTown friend, singer-songwriter extraordinaire JJ Grey. Plus, Nick talks with a local woman whose Georgia-based nonprofit organization provides books to low-income children in the area so they can keep their learning...

Duration:00:59:03

eTown at Red Rocks (Pt. 2): The Wood Brothers, Fruition, & Steep Canyon Rangers

7/22/2020
This week, it’s part two of a special “eTown on the Road,” as we return to the iconic Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, continuing with our musical guests from last week: The Wood Brothers, Fruition, and Steep Canyon Rangers. Nick will also share some fascinating historic facts about holding concerts at Red Rocks, a tradition which started all the way back in the early 1900s. Great music and some interesting conversation along the way, coming to you from one of the most exquisite natural...

Duration:00:58:59

eTown at Red Rocks (Pt. 1): The Wood Brothers, Fruition, & Steep Canyon Rangers

7/15/2020
This week’s show is part one of a two-part special “eTown at Red Rocks,” as we return to the legendary Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre for an hour of live music with Boulder-born, Nashville-based American folk trio The Wood Brothers, consisting of brothers Chris and Oliver Wood, as well as multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix. We’re also joined by Portland-bred bluegrass folk band Fruition and North Carolina-based bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers. Tune in for an episode of amazing music and...

Duration:00:59:03

Citizen Cope / Anna Tivel / Award: Mark Dibner (Kramden Institute)

7/8/2020
Joining us for this week’s popular re-airing is singer/songwriter extraordinaire Citizen Cope known for his unique and exquisite fusion of blues, soul, and hip-hop. We also welcome Portland-based singer/songwriter Anna Tivel, 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...

Duration:00:59:02

Nick Forster's Teach Me One Thing - Pete Muller

7/7/2020
This week on Teach Me One Thing, Pete Muller, a musician, businessman, and crossword puzzle constructor, calls in to instruct Nick about the process of creating and solving crossword puzzles, specifically the unique style of the “meta puzzle.”

Duration:00:14:11

DeVotchKa / Kyle Emerson / Award: Sr. Edna Lonergan (St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care)

7/1/2020
This week’s encore episode features Denver-based, internationally renowned, multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble DeVotchKa. Also joining us is talented, up-and-coming folk rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Kyle Emerson. 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. Find out more about her here. Watch videos from this show at eTown.org

Duration:00:59:01

Nick Forster's Teach Me One Thing - Danny Barnes

6/30/2020
Musician, composer and visual artist Danny Barnes connects with Nick from his home on the Olympic Peninsula. Danny shares some of his recent paintings during quarantine and also explores the 1793 writings of poet and illustrator William Blake in “America a Prophecy.” Watch the video at: eTown.org

Duration:00:14:06

The Mountain Goats / Joe Sampson / Interview: Andrea Rudnik (Team Brownsville)

6/24/2020
Joining us musically for this encore broadcast and their eTown debut is the beloved indie-folk duo known as The Mountain Goats. In addition, talented singer-songwriter Joe Sampson, 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 conversation with a woman in Brownsville, Texas who’s lending aid to migrant families in need, as they wait to seek asylum in America. Watch...

Duration:00:59:57

Nick Forster's Teach Me One Thing - Bryan Sutton

6/23/2020
For this week’s episode of Teach Me One Thing, Nick connects with his old Hot Rize bandmate and award-winning guitarist Bryan Sutton, who shares a guitar method that blends tradition and innovation. The result is a transformation of old, familiar melodies to something purely authentic by tapping in to tools of improvisation and deconstruction. Watch the video of this episode at: eTown.org

Duration:00:14:15

Aoife O’Donovan / Che Apalache / Interview: Bea Johnson (Zero Waste Home)

6/17/2020
For part two of a two part show, we’re joined by eTown veteran Aoife O’Donovan of the Grammy Award-winning band “I’m With Her.” Aoife returns to eTown for a very special performance with collaborator Jeremy Kittel, who co-produced and arranged Aoife’s first new studio recording in four years. Aoife and Jeremy are also joined by a string quartet. Also with us for their visit is Latin and American roots band Che Apalache, featuring three powerhouse Latin American musicians – two from...

Duration:00:59:31

Nick Forster's Teach Me One Thing - Louie Pérez

6/16/2020
This week, Nick catches up with longtime friend Louie Pérez, songwriter, percussionist, guitarist, and co-founder of Los Lobos. Louie thought about sharing his recipe for vegan tofu scramble but wound up sharing some of the secrets of the rhythm that drives so many of Los Lobos’ more folkloric songs that have their roots in various regions in Mexico. Visit us at eTown.org

Duration:00:15:44