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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

eTown with Laura Veirs, Aaron Lee Tasjan, & Award Winner Peter Mui

1/20/2021
In this encore broadcast/podcast, we welcome folk-pop singer-songwriter Laura Veirs. A prolific songwriter for nearly 20 years, Veirs has garnered praise throughout the years with her exquisite folk-pop sound. Also joining us is a truly gifted, one-of-a-kind singer-songwriter, Aaron Lee Tasjan. And we’ll have a conversation with this week’s eChievement Award winner, Peter Mui of California, founder of the Fixit Clinic network, an empowering and sustainability-based grassroots effort that...

Duration:00:59:11

Shemekia Copeland, Kelsey Waldon, & Interview Guest Catherine Coleman Flowers

1/13/2021
Shemekia Copeland returns to eTown for her second visit, in this (first time aired!) new eTown episode. As an award-winning vocalist (daughter of famous jazzer Johnny Copeland), Shemekia started recording in 1998 at the age of 18 and is recognized as one of the most talented artists in today’s blues and roots scene. Also joining us is Kelsey Waldon, a gifted and seasoned American country singer and songwriter. And Catherine Coleman Flowers, a recent MacArthur Fellow, is the author of a new...

Duration:00:59:37

eTown with Valerie June / Mick Flannery - plus Anne Rolfes (Louisiana Bucket Brigade)

1/6/2021
Memphis singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June joins us in this “back by popular demand” rebroadcast. Her unique sound is a mixture of folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian, and bluegrass. Singer and songwriter Mick Flannery, who hails from County Cork in Ireland, is our other terrific musical guest. And we’ll hear from this week’s eChievement Award winner, the founder of an environmental health and justice organization based in New Orleans which works with...

Duration:00:59:30

eTown with Rising Appalachia, Ramy Essam, & Joseph Teipel

12/30/2020
This week, we welcome Rising Appalachia, 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, known as “The Singer of the Egyptian Revolution.” 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...

Duration:00:59:31

eTown with Ron Pope, Pieta Brown, & Award Winner Martin Tyner & Scout the Eagle (Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah)

12/23/2020
Talented singer/songwriter Ron Pope joins us, bringing some of his more recent original songs; plus the elegant performer and singer Pieta Brown returns to eTown after several years to share some of her well-crafted tunes. And a golden eagle named Scout appears on the eTown stage in person with his “personal human” (and dear friend) who has been single-handedly saving injured wildlife in Utah for decades.

Duration:00:59:23

eTown Holiday Special: The Indigo Girls, Robert Earl Keen, The Subdudes, & More

12/16/2020
It’s eTown’s brand new Holiday Special: to get you in the mood for the holidays! A look back on performances by the likes of The Indigo Girls, Robert Earl Keen, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Subdudes and many more. Join Nick and Helen Forster for some holiday cheer and memories!

Duration:00:59:29

eTown with Rufus Wainwright, Joan Osborne, & Jeff Orlowski

12/9/2020
eTown welcomes Grammy-nominated artist Rufus Wainwright, who’ll talk with Nick and also share songs from his latest album release (nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album) called “Unfollow The Rules.” Other musical guests include the remarkable singer/songwriter Joan Osborne. Plus, we’ll feature a special one song collaboration between Rufus and Brandi Carlile. And our accomplished filmmaker friend Jeff Orlowski (of Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral fame) returns to etown to talk with...

Duration:00:59:34

eTown with Nathaniel Rateliff, Colin Butfield of WWF, & More

12/2/2020
Longtime eTown friend and talented artist Nathaniel Rateliff joins us for a stunning private performance at eTown Hall, featuring several beautifully written songs from his most recent musical project. Plus, he and Nick have an up close and personal conversation. We’ll also feature musical samples from various iconic New Orleans artists from a Soul Jazz Records compilation that Nathaniel highly recommends. And Nick chats with Colin Butfield, WWF’s Executive Producer of the Our Planet...

Duration:00:58:57

Strand of Oaks / Anna Burch / Award: Murray Fisher (Billion Oyster Project)

11/25/2020
One of our all time favorites, Strand of Oaks, returns to the eTown stage this week. This dynamic, gifted writer and singer (and one of the genuinely nicest people you’ll ever meet) brings his full band this time around. Coming solo to play with the eTones and Nick for the rest of the musical portion of the show is talented young Anna Burch of Detroit, Michigan. And, for this encore broadcast, we’ll have an eChievement Award story of a young man who’s come up with a truly unique and natural...

Duration:00:58:57

The Waifs / Jim Lauderdale / Award: Andreas Karelas of RE-volv

11/18/2020
When this eTown episode first aired last year, our musical guests had one thing in common: They were all returning to the eTown stage after many years. They include the dynamic Australian band The Waifs, which normally consists of sisters Vikki Thorn and Donna Simpson and their longtime collaborator Josh Cunningham; and gifted singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale, whose songs have been recorded by a Who’s Who of country and pop music stars over the years. Plus, we’ll hear from the young founder...

Duration:00:58:57

eTown Special: From Our House to the White House

11/11/2020
This week on eTown, after a very long election season, we wanted to think about the White House in a different way – as the people’s house – and celebrate music being a part of it for decades. Many of the artists who’ve joined us at eTown have played for Presidents, too, and we’ll revisit their eTown performances along with some memories of their visits to the White House. We’ll hear from folks like Loretta Lynn, who played for every administration from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama, Mavis...

Duration:00:58:57

Tyler Childers / The Suitcase Junket / Chad Bernstein (Guitars Over Guns)

11/4/2020
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 out, we have a conversation with eChievement Award winner Chad Bernstein, founder of Guitars Over Guns, an organization that...

Duration:00:58:57

John Oates / Lilly Hiatt / Helen Thorpe (Author of “The Newcomers”)

10/28/2020
Rock, R&B, soul guitarist, singer-songwriter (and half of legendary duo Hall & Oates) John Oates joins us. His solo project Arkansas is inspired by the music and legacy of the legendary Mississippi John Hurt, as well as other artists and styles that represent the dawn of American popular music. Also with us is Tennessee-based singer-songwriter Lilly Hiatt (daughter of John Hiatt), who has become a fixture of the indie scene in Nashville. Nick also sits down for a conversation with renowned...

Duration:00:58:57

Bill Frisell / Sam Amidon / Award: Doniece Sandoval (Lava Mae)

10/21/2020
Legendary guitarist, composer, and long-time friend of the show Bill Frisell visits our solar-powered stage to share music from his collection of recordings inspired by television and film. Also joining us is independent folk artist Sam Amidon, who began cutting his musical teeth as a young person in a musical household. Plus an inspiring eChievement Award story about a nonprofit that has created several much needed mobile shower units, providing a much needed, private, safe, and dignified...

Duration:00:58:57

John Paul White / Marley's Ghost / Award: Kathleen Baumgardner (FoCo Cafe)

10/14/2020
In this week’s episode, we’re joined by the incredibly talented singer-songwriter and producer John Paul White (formerly of the 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. This episode features lots of great music and conversation with our musical guests. Plus, we’ll check in with a hard working nonprofit restaurant that’s providing organic and nutritious...

Duration:00:58:54

Hayes Carll / Wild Child / Interview: Garett Reppenhagen

10/7/2020
eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome Texas singer/songwriter Hayes Carll to eTown Hall’s solar-powered stage for lots of great music, collaborations with eTown’s house band and conversation about both the craft of songwriting and influences that have inspired him along the way. Also with us for another visit is the uber-talented Austin-based indie musical entity known as Wild Child. Plus an interview with an Iraqi veteran, now an anti-war activist, who is fighting for the...

Duration:00:59:04

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

9/30/2020
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

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

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