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Music.Ideas.Community On the air since 1991, 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, Instagram: @eTown_Radio

Music.Ideas.Community On the air since 1991, 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, Instagram: @eTown_Radio
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Boulder, CO

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Progressive

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Music.Ideas.Community On the air since 1991, 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, Instagram: @eTown_Radio

Twitter:

@eTownRadio

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English

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


Episodes

Michael Franti / Victoria Canal / Award: Dr. William Brown of One Medical Relief

10/9/2019
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Back by popular demand! This rebroadcast features prolific musician, humanitarian, filmmaker, and activist Michael Franti, well known for his amazing stage presence as well as using his music as a vehicle for positive change. Also joining us, up-and-coming singer/songwriter Victoria Canal. Rounding things out, Nick sits down with Dr. William Brown of One World Medical Relief who is using cosmetic surgery who works in 3rd world countries to give children with birth defects a chance at a...

Duration:00:59:45

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

10/2/2019
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The high energy, Grammy winning bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters return to the eTown stage this week for their third visit, bringing a fresh crop of original songs. Also with us is Molly Tuttle, a California native who moved to Nashville a few years ago. Molly’s been performing since a young age (as a member of her family’s band, The Tuttles) and in more recent years she’s gone on to start her own solo career. Despite only being in her mid-twenties, she’s already won several...

Duration:01:00:25

Hiss Golden Messenger / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / Interview: Dr. Kenneth Lacovara

9/25/2019
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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 renowned paleontologist, explorer, and author Dr. Kenneth Lacovara. Watch videos at www.etown.org

Duration:01:00:00

Bettye LaVette / Vilray / Award Winner: Rose Tourje of ANEW

9/18/2019
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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...

Duration:01:00:00

Willie Nelson / Kacey Musgraves

9/11/2019
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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...

Duration:01:00:11

Over the Rhine / David Huckfelt / Award: Michelle Angela

9/4/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:54

The Travelin’ McCourys / Liz Vice / Award: Lina Sergie Attar

8/28/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:54

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

8/21/2019
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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...

Duration:01:00:36

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

8/14/2019
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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...

Duration:01:00:00

Marlon Williams / Esmé Patterson / Award: Doug Vilsack

8/7/2019
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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...

Duration:01:00:03

Citizen Cope / Anna Tivel / Award: Mark Dibner

7/31/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:57

Jessica Lea Mayfield / Birds of Chicago / Twesigye Jackson Kaguri (Nyaka Aids Orphans Project)

7/24/2019
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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.

Duration:00:59:27

Justin Townes Earle / Emily Gimble / Interview: Jane Zelikova

7/17/2019
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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...

Duration:01:00:21

Billy Strings / Jon Stickley Trio / Arif Khan (Depave)

7/10/2019
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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...

Duration:01:00:16

Rising Appalachia / Ramy Essam / Joseph Teipel

7/3/2019
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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...

Duration:01:00:57

Bob Schneider / Joan Shelley / Jeremy Bloom

6/26/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:19

DeVotchKa / Kyle Emmerson / Sr. Edna Lonergan

6/19/2019
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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

Duration:00:59:30

Noam Pikelny / The Lee Boys / Jonathan Rose

6/12/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:56

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

6/5/2019
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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) . This taping holds lots of great music, plus a conversation with a local woman whose...

Duration:00:59:55

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

5/29/2019
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Joining us musically is the beloved indie-folk duo known as The Mountain Goats (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...

Duration:01:00:02