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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


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Episodes

Nick Forster's Teach Me One Thing - Sarah Jarosz

6/2/2020
In this week’s release of Teach Me One Thing, longtime eTown friend and Grammy award winner, Sarah Jarosz, introduces Nick to “Eustace”, her homemade companion, while giving a lesson in creating and feeding a living sourdough starter.

Duration:00:15:04

Greensky Bluegrass / Israel Nash / Interview: Christine & Lief Beck (U.S. National Junior Tennis League)

5/27/2020
This encore broadcast brings an eclectic hour of music and conversation this week as bluegrass-jam band Greensky Bluegrass returns to the show along with Texas genre-bending rock ‘n’ roller Israel Nash. We’ll also hear from about a couple who has been introducing tennis to inner-city youth since the 1970s as a vehicle for inspiring a lifelong affinity for learning. Watch videos from this show and others at etown.org

Duration:00:59:27

Nick Forster's Teach Me One Thing - Billy Strings

5/26/2020
For this week’s episode of Teach Me One Thing, guitarist and bluegrass powerhouse Billy Strings joins Nick by video from his home in Nashville to break down a really cool cross-picking lick from their mutual hero, Doc Watson. Teach Me One Thing l Viewers can find Teach Me One Thing by visiting eTown.org, eTown’s YouTube Channel, or by following eTown_Radio on Instagram, and eTownRadio on Facebook and Twitter. The episodes will also be available to listeners via podcast streaming services...

Duration:00:14:11

Patrick Watson / Basia Bulat / Award: Brandon Dennison (Coalfield Development)

5/20/2020
This week’s show features Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson, as he makes his first visit to eTown. Patrick grew up in Montreal and has some of the art-music sensibilities that remind us of Rufus Wainwright or Gregory Alan Isakov. Also joining us is another Canadian singer-songwriter and eTown veteran, Basia Bulat. This is her second eTown, and she’ll be sharing songs from her upcoming album that’s produced by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. We’ll also have an inspiring conversation...

Duration:00:59:36

Nick Forster's Teach Me One Thing - Steve Martin

5/19/2020
For episode 2 of Teach Me One Thing, Nick connects with his longtime friend actor/banjoist extraordinaire Steve Martin. Steve shows Nick a banjo lick and also demonstrates how to perfectly shuffle a deck of cards, a skill he learned after months of practice at the age of 16. Watch the Video at etown.org

Duration:00:08:01

Beth Hart / John McEuen / Award: Diane Cohen (Finger Lakes ReUse)

5/13/2020
In this week’s back-by-popular-demand re-airing, eTown welcomes the incredibly gifted singer-songwriter and piano virtuoso Beth Hart to the solar-powered stage at eTown Hall. Plus, our longtime friend John McEuen, iconic American musician and founding member of the beloved Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, returns to the show. We’ll also hear a motivating eChievement Award story about a woman in New York who’s headed up a highly successful “re-use and recycling” program, repurposing everything from...

Duration:00:59:32

Nick Forster's Teach Me One Thing - Mike Gordon

5/12/2020
To kick off the first ever episode of Nick Forster’s Teach Me One Thing, a homebound Nick calls up Mike Gordon, the bass guitarist and vocalist for Phish. Mike teaches Nick the art of using “non-varying exercises” as a secret weapon inspired by meditation to get in sync with other bandmates during sound check. Watch the video here

Duration:00:14:21

Sarah Jarosz / Hymn For Her / Award: Paula Claussen (Project Mercy)

5/6/2020
In this week’s re-airing, we welcome back long-time friend and musical virtuoso Sarah Jarosz to the eTown airwaves to share from her latest collection of songs. Sarah continues to skyrocket in her career, all while doing things her own way. We’ll learn more about what’s happening in her world these days, during her conversation with eTown host Nick Forster. Also, eTown newcomers Hymn for Her bring their unique brand of Americana music to eTown’s solar-powered stage. All of this, plus a...

Duration:00:59:32

Allen Stone / Nikki Lane / Interview: Marc Barasch

4/29/2020
This week on the eTown airwaves, we welcome neo-soul and modern R&B artist Allen Stone. Also with us for her second visit to eTown is Nashville-based American country and rock singer/songwriter Nikki Lane. Nick also has a conversation with Marc Barasch, founder of the Green World Campaign, who discusses how a regenerative agricultural revolution could be a solution to reversing climate change. Join us this week… in eTown! Watch videos from the show HERE!

Duration:00:59:42

eTown Archival Earth Day 50th Anniversary Special

4/22/2020
Earth Day is a huge deal for eTown. We taped our first show on Earth Day in 1991, launching our program with a commitment to both entertain and inform by featuring great live music, plus interviews with artists while presenting the views of experts, scientists, authors, and policy makers about the state of our environment and how we can each try to help heal the planet. When we started, many radio stations were unsure of our particular format: one-of-a-kind live musical moments combined...

Duration:00:59:34

Shook Twins / Danny Barnes / Award: Bill Lavin (Where Angels Play Foundation)

4/15/2020
For this week’s encore broadcast, we’re joined by Shook Twins, the Portland-based indie-folk duo (and twin sisters) known for their incredible harmonies, as well as the wide range of instruments they play. Also with us is longtime friend of the show, gifted songwriter and player extraordinaire Danny Barnes (a past winner of The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass). To round things out, we’ll share an inspiring eChievement Award story about Bill Lavin from New Jersey...

Duration:00:59:20

Loretta Lynn Birthday Podcast

4/14/2020
In honor of Loretta Lynn’s birthday, April 14th, we decided to pull up this interview with the country music icon from her visit to eTown back in 2009. We hope you enjoy this gem as much as we do. Happy birthday, Loretta Lynn!

Duration:00:11:19

John Prine Tribute

4/9/2020
With the recent passing of the legendary singer-songwriter John Prine (October 10, 1946 - April 7, 2020), eTown host Nick Forster revisits the interview from John’s 1996 visit to the eTown stage. This podcast features a brief reflection from Nick and a conversation with John, as he discusses his family history and musical roots. John Prine left a lasting memory on us all, both here at eTown and beyond, and we’re forever grateful to have experienced his soul and legacy.

Duration:00:06:37

Joachim Cooder / Bonnie Paine / Award: Sarah Evans (Well Aware)

4/8/2020
It’s an eclectic hour of music and conversation in this week’s rerun with the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Joachim Cooder (a talent in his own right who also happens to be the son of the iconic musician Ry Cooder). Also making her first solo appearance on the show is singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bonnie Paine (a founding member of Elephant Revival). Plus, we’ll hear from eChievement Award winner Sarah Evans, founder of an Austin-based nonprofit The Well- Aware Project that...

Duration:00:59:47

The Lil Smokies / Jack Broadbent / Interview: Xiye Bastida

4/1/2020
Our musical guests this week include the Missoula-based bluegrass, folk band The Lil Smokies, for their first ever visit to eTown. We’re also joined by UK-born singer/songwriter Jack Broadbent, who received his start as a busker and is known for his unique blend of acoustic and slide guitar with folk and blues-inspired vocals. Also, Nick has a conversation with Xiye Bastida, a 17-year-old youth environmental youth activist, who is often called “America’s Greta.” It’s a classic eTown not to...

Duration:00:59:33

William Fitzsimmons / Raye Zaragoza / Award: Bryan Ware (The Crayon Initiative)

3/25/2020
William Fitzsimmons returns to the show with his gentle, insightful sound (some compare him to Gregory Alan Isakov, Bon Iver, and Sufjan Stevens). Also with us: young Raye Zaragoza, who is already an established singer, songwriter, and performer as well as a Native American activist. Plus we’ve got a heartwarming eChievement Award story about a California man, Bryan Ware (The Crayon Initiative) who is reducing waste while helping young patients heal, all by recycling crayons. All, this...

Duration:01:00:05

Railroad Earth / Matt Andersen / Interview: Bill Bennett (Sweet Relief)

3/18/2020
The iconic group Railroad Earth returns to eTown after five years to share their unique sound, featuring elements of progressive bluegrass, folk, rock, country, jazz, and more. We’ll also be joined by blues powerhouse Matt Andersen, for his second visit to eTown. And we’ll hear from Bill Bennet, the current executive director of Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a support organization that provides medical and financial relief to artists and musicians in need. Be sure to tune in!

Duration:01:00:07

Colin Hay / Doyle Bramhall II / Interview: Kate Greenberg (National Young Farmers Coalition)

3/11/2020
eTown welcomes back one of the most recognizable musical voices of our generation, Colin Hay (known in part as his work as a member of Men at Work). And Austin guitar virtuoso Doyle Bramhall II makes a trip to eTown this week to share some original songs. Plus Nick talks with Kate Greenberg of the National Young Farmers Coalition about the financial challenges of starting out in sustainable agriculture today. That’s this week, in eTown!

Duration:01:00:16

Blind Pilot / Mirah / Award: George Basch (Himalayan Stove Project)

3/4/2020
Our musical guests this week include the nationally acclaimed indie-folk group Blind Pilot from Portland, Oregon, as well as Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Mirah. In addition, we’ll share an interesting eChievement Award conversation with the George Basch, founder of the organization, The Himalayan Stove Project combating the drastically negative health and environmental effects of traditional but highly pollutive cooking methods in the Himalayas. It’s a classic eTown not to be...

Duration:00:59:46

The Milk Carton Kids / Rose Cousins / Award: Roz Babener (Community Warehouse)

2/26/2020
This week on eTown, The Milk Carton Kids, an American Indie folk duo, return for their second visit to eTown along with Canadian folk-pop singer/songwriter Rose Cousins for her eTown debut. We’ll also hear from an eChievement Award winner, Roz Babener who founded a Community Warehouse, a furniture and goods bank to help those in need in the Portland community.

Duration:00:59:28