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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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Location:

Boulder, CO

Networks:

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

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Ron Pope / Pieta Brown / Award: Martin Tyner & Scout the Eagle (Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah)

12/11/2019
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First time visitor to eTown, Ron Pope, joins us with some of his original songs; plus 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. Watch videos at: etown.org

Duration:01:00:22

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

12/4/2019
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Veteran singer/songwriter Patty Griffin returns to the eTown stage after a long absence, and talented Brit John Smith brings his brilliant songwriting and gifted singing and playing to share during his first visit to eTown. Plus, we’ll hear a truly awesome eChievement Award story about the founder of an organization that provides glasses (and a new lease on life) for thousands of people around the world who’ve been misdiagnosed as blind. Watch videos at: eTown

Duration:01:00:26

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

11/27/2019
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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 round out the musical portion of the show is young Anna Burch of Detroit, Michigan. And we’ll have an award interview with a young man who’s come up with a truly unique and natural way to clean up the polluted waters of New York Harbor.

Duration:00:59:42

Loreena McKennitt / Greg Laswell / Sue Lee (Sock It To ’em Sock Campaign)

11/25/2019
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This week’s encore program features the lovely Loreena McKennitt. McKennitt’s “eclectic Celtic” music has received critical acclaim worldwide; she’s won gold, platinum, and multi-platinum sales awards in fifteen countries across four continents. We’re happy to welcome her back. Also with us, rising star and folk-pop singer/songwriter Greg Laswell. Plus we’ll have a conversation with eChievement Award winner Sue Lee, founder of the Sock It To Em Sock Campaign, which provides much-needed...

Duration:00:59:55

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

11/13/2019
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The seasoned and the new meet this week on eTown: veteran songwriter, guitarist, and singer extraordinaire Darrell Scott pairs up 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 into the every day world, a daunting task made easier by the support our winner provides.

Duration:00:59:40

Jack Johnson / The Weather Station / Interview: Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Coral)

11/6/2019
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This week brings a special encore broadcast featuring renowned singer/songwriter and avid environmental activist Jack Johnson. Jack shares some of his recent music as well as a few old favorites. Canadian The Weather Station (folk artist Tamara Lindeman) joins us as well. And we’ll hear from enviro-filmmaker Jeff Orlowski who discusses his latest film, Chasing Coral, which documents the pressing danger to the world’s crucial ecosystems housed in declining coral reefs. Its a climate-themed...

Duration:01:00:07

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

10/30/2019
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Two ethereal singer/songwriters from the great Northwest join us this week: Damien Jurado, native to Seattle, Washington, but more recently relocated to Los Angeles, returns to eTown for his second visit; and Laura Gibson, who grew up in Coquille, Oregon, a small logging town and now lives in Portland (a bit of trivia: Laura was the first performer on NPR’s Tiny Desk Series). And our eChievement Award winner, Charles Robbins of Project Angel Heart, is a man who founded a nonprofit to...

Duration:01:00:03

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

10/30/2019
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Two ethereal singer/songwriters from the great Northwest join us this week: Damien Jurado, native to Seattle, Washington, but more recently relocated to Los Angeles, returns to eTown for his second visit; and Laura Gibson, who grew up in Coquille, Oregon, a small logging town and now lives in Portland (a bit of trivia: Laura was the first performer on NPR’s Tiny Desk Series). And our eChievement Award winner is a man who founded a nonprofit to provide medically tailored meals to critically...

Duration:00:58:57

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

10/23/2019
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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:00:59:56

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

10/16/2019
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Our musical guests this week have one thing in common: They’re all returning to the eTown stage after many years. First up are The Waifs, the dynamic Australian band headed up by sisters Vikki Thorn and Donna Simpson. Also joining us is gifted singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale, whose songs have been recorded by a Who’s Who of country stars over the years. And we’ll hear from the Andreas Karelas young founder of RE-volv, a nonprofit that enables other nonprofits around the country to go...

Duration:01:00:18

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