eTown

Progressive

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 On The Road - FORMAT Festival in Bentonville, AR: The War On Drugs - Elle King

2/1/2023
eTown travels back to Bentonville Arkansas this week to the first ever FORMAT Festival. Nick goes backstage to interview Adam Granduciel and Elle King and we are treated with live performances from each from the South of Oz Stage, one of six unique stages on the beautiful festival grounds in Bentonville. Visit our Youtube Channel to see artist interviews, live recordings, studio sessions, and more! Be a part of the audience at our next recording:...

Duration:00:59:02

eTown On The Road - Athens Georgia: JJ Grey - Cicada Rhythm

1/25/2023
eTown heads to Athens, Georgia for the first time to tape musical guests JJ Grey and Georgia natives, Cicada Rhythm. Nick also discusses the value of summer reading for young students with Melaney Smith - founder of Books for Keeps. Visit our Youtube Channel to see artist interviews, live recordings, studio sessions, and more! Be a part of the audience at our next recording: https://www.etown.org/etown-hall/all-events/

Duration:00:59:04

eTown: Daniel Rodriguez - Dead Horses

1/18/2023
Join us as we head back to the stage at eTown Hall in Boulder, Colorado for the first time in over two years! This week we feature local hero, Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival fame as well as Sarah Voss and her band Dead Horses from Wisconsin. It's good to be back! Visit our Youtube Channel to see artist interviews, live recordings, studio sessions, and more! Be a part of the audience at our next recording: https://www.etown.org/etown-hall/all-events/

Duration:00:58:19

eTown On The Road -Bentonville, AR: The Milk Carton Kids - Buffalo Nichols

1/11/2023
Join us as eTown goes on the Road to Bentonville Arkansas. Our musical guests include the hilariously funny yet seriously talented duo The Milk Carton Kids along with the tradition-stretching sonic talents of Buffalo Nichols. Nick also discusses the community-building magic of barbeque with a local Bentonville hero. That's all this week on eTown! Visit our Youtube Channel to see artist interviews, live recordings, studio sessions, and more! Be a part of the audience at our next...

Duration:00:58:04

eTown On The Road - Red Rocks: Wilco - Margo Price

1/4/2023
Join us as we visit the beautiful natural wonder of Red Rocks Colorado where Wilco and Margo Price take to the venerable stage! Visit our YouTube Channel to see artist interviews, live recordings, studio sessions, and more! Be a part of the audience at our next recording: https://www.etown.org/etown-hall/all-events/

Duration:00:57:49

eTown’s Best of 2016 - PARTTWO

12/29/2022
More special moments from our 2016 season: Great conversations and wonderful live musical ‘one-of-a-kind’ performances from the eTown stage. Visit our YouTube Channel to see artist interviews, live recordings, studio sessions, and more! Be a part of the audience at our next recording: https://www.etown.org/etown-hall/all-events/

Duration:00:58:16

eTown’s Best of 2016 - PART ONE

12/22/2022
Highlights from the year 2016 abound, both musically and conversationally, in part one of this ‘Best Of’ show, featuring some of the incredible offerings of this particular season. Visit our Youtube Channel to see artist interviews, live recordings, studio sessions, and more! Be a part of the audience at our next recording: https://www.etown.org/etown-hall/all-events/

Duration:00:58:16

eTown‘s Holiday Special with hosts Nick and Helen Forster

12/14/2022
Back by popular demand! It’s eTown’s Holiday Special: to get you in the mood for the season! A look back on performances by (and conversation with) the likes of The Indigo Girls, Robert Earl Keen, The Blind Boys of Alabama, the Subdudes, and more. Join Nick and Helen Forster for some holiday cheer and memories! Visit our YouTube Channel to see artist interviews, live recordings, studio sessions, and more! Be a part of the audience at our next recording:...

Duration:00:58:14

eTown Time Capsule 2016 - Bill Frisell - Sam Amison

12/7/2022
This week eTown continues our ‘look back’ at stellar shows from our archives, with a rebroadcast from 2016 featuring legendary guitarist, composer and long-time friend of the show Bill Frisell. Bill shares music from his collection of recordings inspired by television and film. Also joining us is independent folk artist Sam Amidon, who grew up in a musical household and began performing at an early age. Lots of great music and conversation on the show this week, plus an inspiring eChievement...

Duration:00:58:04

eTown Time Capsule 2016 - Calexico - Ray Wylie Hubbard

11/30/2022
As we continue our ‘look back' through our archive of great shows, we offer an incredible full rebroadcast from 2016, when hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcomed the eclectic sounds of Arizona-based music veterans Calexico to eTown’s solar-powered stage. Drawing from the vast landscapes of the desert territories surrounding them, the band has been fusing their influences of various Latin musical styles, country, jazz and rock to create a sound that has been all their own for decades. Also...

Duration:00:57:47

eTown Time Capsule 2015 - Ryan Bingham - Nikki Lane

11/23/2022
eTown continues celebrating 30 years of great programming. This week, from season 2015, we feature singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham (he’d just made a big splash with his work on the soundtrack of the popular movie Crazy Heart). And Nashville-based country singer Nikki Lane gives us a taste of her irreverent and original take on a classic country sound. Plus, we’ve got an inspiring eChievement Award story about a couple collecting and distributing food to offset weekend hunger for kids in their...

Duration:00:58:21

eTown’s Best Of 2015

11/16/2022
On we go with eTown’s special 30th anniversary series, serving up highlights from the past three decades of programming. This week we revisit some of eTown’s most stellar live performances featuring guests from our 2015 season, including musical icon Robert Earl Keen, the hilarious Matt the Electrician, smooth jazz vocalist Kat Edmonson, the intimate sound of Iron & Wine, the innovative collaborative duo Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, the legendary genre-bending artist Ben Folds and more. And of...

Duration:00:58:18

eTown Time Capsule 2015 - Jose Gonzalez - Mandolin Orange

11/9/2022
In this eTown program from 2015, hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome Swedish indie folk artist José Gonzålez and his band to the eTown stage. Jose has only gained in popularity since then with his relaxed, uplifting and almost hypnotic songs. Also with us is North Carolina-based husband and wife musical duo Mandolin Orange playing original songs with some traditional acoustic instrumentation. Plus there’s a great eChievement Award story about a woman who is keeping office supplies out of...

Duration:00:58:17

eTown Time Capsule 2014 - David Bromberg - Wanda Jackson

11/2/2022
eTown favorite and American musical legend, David Bromberg joins Rockabilly legend, Wanda Jackson for an unforgettable eTown show from our 2014 season. Bromberg’s versatile variety of bluegrass, blues and country is a perfect foil for Wanda’s unmistakable take on her classic songs she made famous in the 50s, back when she was on tour with Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash. Bromberg, who got his start playing with his own set of legends like Jerry Jeff Walker and Bob...

Duration:00:59:11

eTown’s Best Of 2014

10/26/2022
This week, we bring you some of the best moments from our 2014 season. The variety of talent that we welcomed to the eTown stage that year was astounding. We’ve got, among others, the danceable Cumbia of Los Lobos, the delicate vocals of Jesca Hoop and Laura Marling, the energy of Lake Street Dive and Rodney Crowell and the thoughtful poetry of hip hop artist, Atmosphere. As usual, it’s all tied together with Nick Forster’s thoughtful conversation and the pacing and excellent production of...

Duration:00:59:04

eTown Time Capsule 2014 - The Devil Makes Three - Parker Millsap

10/19/2022
Join us as we continue celebrating 30 years of spectacular etown shows! This re-airing from 2014 brings the energetic California-based trio The Devil Makes Three to the eTown stage. And singer/songwriter Parker Millsap joins us too, with his dynamic mix of blues, folk and roots (he was all of 19 years old at the time this show originally took place!). Plus an inspiring E-Chievement Award story about the cofounder of a project countering bullying by teaching elementary kids about acceptance...

Duration:00:58:58

eTown Time Capsule 2014 - Shakey Graves - Heather Maloney

10/12/2022
We look back fondly to our 2014 season with this special re-broadcast featuring two young and extremely talented performers: Alejandro Rose-Garcia, (performing under the moniker Shakey Graves) and Heather Maloney. We’ll also share a great eChievement Award story of a young Canadian woman building safe classrooms for children, particularly girls, in Afghanistan. Visit our YouTube Channel to see artist interviews, live recordings, studio sessions, and more! Be a part of the audience at...

Duration:00:58:58

eTown Time Capsule 2014 - Thurston Moore - Greyhounds

10/5/2022
Thurston Moore joins us with his blend of alternative, experimental rock and post-punk for this encore airing. Popularly known as singer, songwriter and guitarist of Sonic Youth, Moore was listed as one of Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” The talented Texas R&B/soul duo Greyhounds is also with us, and our eChievement Award winner shares her story of “rescuing” food that would otherwise go to waste in order to feed the hungry in her community. Visit our...

Duration:00:58:17

eTown’s Best of 2013 - PART TWO

9/28/2022
We're back this week with more from our 2013 season including songs from Lord Huron, Joe Purdy, Terry Allen, Aoife O'Donovan, The Milk Carton Kids, Gregory Alan Isakov, Caitlyn Rose, and Solas! Nick also sits down with Terry Tempest Williams to discuss education and environmentalism. Join us as we continue to savor special musical and conversational moments throughout eTown’s decades of programming. Visit our YouTube Channel to see artist interviews, live recordings, studio sessions, and...

Duration:00:58:13

eTown’s Best of 2013 - PART ONE

9/21/2022
This week, we continue with eTown’s ‘look back’ with a collection of highlights from eTown’s 30 seasons featuring some amazing artists: Joe Ely, The Wood Brothers, City And Colour, Kat Edmonson, Max Gomez, Leon Russell, Dave Alvin, Kate Earl, and The Head And The Heart. Magnificent music and memorable conversations galore are coming your way!! Visit our YouTube Channel to see artist interviews, live recordings, studio sessions, and more! Be a part of the audience at our next recording:...

Duration:00:58:01