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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 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.

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.

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.

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!!

Duration:00:58:01

eTown Time Capsule 2013 - John Fullbright - Bahamas

9/14/2022
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter John Fullbright graces the eTown stage with his powerful keyboard and vocal skills. This young Americana/ folk musician and blues artist has been compared to the likes of Woody Guthrie. Canadian indie artist Afie Jurvanen, performing under the moniker "Bahamas," also joins us to share a few of his intimate, stripped-down acoustic originals. There’s lots of great music and conversation in this archival show from 2013, plus an uplifting interview with the...

Duration:00:58:19

eTown Time Capsule 2013 - Marcia Ball/Paul Thorn

9/7/2022
This week, as we continue to celebrate 30 years on the air, eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome two world-class artists, Marcia Ball and Paul Thorn for an episode from 2013 that’s steeped in the musical traditions of the American south. Marcia is truly an iconic blues player, writer and singer. And talented, funny and insightful singer/songwriter Paul Thorn will have you laughing, especially in his chat with Nick! Plus a woman from Michigan tells us how she’s brought back crucial art...

Duration:00:58:15

eTown Time Capsule 2012 - North Mississippi Allstars Duo / Big Al Anderson

8/31/2022
Nick & Helen welcome back some old friends: brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars fame. They bring their special Southern blues sound, this time as a duo (Nick & Helen and the eTones lend musical support as well for them). There's more great music from first time eTown visitor Big Al Anderson. Al is known for his time (23 years as lead guitarist) with the iconic band NRBQ. He's a gifted singer, songwriter and guitarist, whose work is a dynamic fusion of Country,...

Duration:00:58:19

BEST OF 2012 PART TWO

8/24/2022
We continue our deep dive into the eTown archives, with more great moments from our treasure trove of musical and conversational gems. This week, we're back with more highlights from our incredible 2012 season of shows including performances by: Elephant Revival - Remembering a Beginning Shovels & Rope - I'm Comin' Out Nicole Atkins - My Baby Don't Lie Jimmy LaFave - Deportees Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Elle King - Can't Be Love Sarah and Christian Dugas - Tomorrow's Another Day...

Duration:00:58:15

BEST OF 2012 PART ONE

8/17/2022
eTown’s anniversary celebration series continues, as we serve up great musical and conversational moments from the show’s three decades of past programs. Join us this week as we share more highlights, both musical and conversational, from eTown’s 2012 season! Anders Osborne - Echoes Of My Sins Anders Osborne - Summer in New Orleans Ruthie Foster - Ring of Fire Shawn Colvin - Ship of Fools Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter - That's The Way Love Goes The Jayhawks - She Walks In So Many...

Duration:00:58:01

eTown Time Capsule 2012 - The Tallest Man on Earth / The Spring Standards

8/10/2022
Nick & Helen welcome indie sensation Kristian Matsson (who performs under the moniker The Tallest Man on Earth). Kristian hails from Sweden and, of late, has burst onto the US music scene, building a huge fan base in an astonishingly short amount of time. He brings his stripped down, soulful sound (which often gets him compared to Bob Dylan) to the show. And relative newcomers The Spring Standards join us this week as well. They were childhood friends and reunited after college to continue...

Duration:00:59:16

eTown Time Capsule 2012 - City and Colour / Birds of Chicago

8/3/2022
Nick & Helen welcome renowned Canadian singer and songwriter, Dallas Green, who performs under the moniker City and Colour. He has an unmistakable sound, both instrumentally and vocally, he's wildly popular, and we're excited to have him with us for his first visit to eTown. Also joining us for the first time is the dynamic duo Birds of Chicago, which consists of talented musicians JT Nero and Allison Russell (two emerging artists gathering a following in American Roots music). There’s of...

Duration:00:59:06

eTown Time Capsule 2011 - The Civil Wars / Sarah Jarosz

7/27/2022
This week, we bring you another of our favorite episodes from the eTown archives. Nick & Helen Forster welcome special guests The Civil Wars. Joy Williams & John Paul White had a several-year run as a wildly popular indie duo before going their separate ways to pursue solo projects. Also with us, Sarah Jarosz, one of the most talked about singer/writers today. Plus, an inspiring E-Chievement Award story as well, to inform and inspire!

Duration:00:59:18

eTown’s Best of 2011 - PART TWO

7/20/2022
We continue our deep dive into the eTown archives, with more great moments from our treasure trove of musical and conversational gems. This week, we'll hear from Teddy Thompson, Suzanne Vega, Mohammed Alidu & The Bizung Family, Cyndi Lauper, and more! Plus, we'll revisit our conversation with a 2011 eChievement Award winner from Denver, Colorado!

Duration:00:59:11