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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

Location:

Boulder, CO

Networks:

Progressive

Description:

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

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

Väsen / Sam Amidon / Award: Robert Adamson (One Bistro)

2/19/2020
This week’s eTown program features a deep dive into folk music styles from around the world. First up, the prolific Swedish folk band Väsen makes its first appearance on the show. Their musical collaboration has spanned decades; theirs is a rich, unique, beautiful sound, and their performance on eTown features rare, one-of-a-kind instruments. Joining us for his second visit to eTown is American folk artist and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon, who shares his recent stripped down musical...

Duration:01:00:00

Tribute To Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder

2/13/2020
Joseph Shabalala (28 August 1941 – 11 February 2020) was the founder of South African musical group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The group found fame in the late 80's when they were invited to collaborate with Paul Simon on the landmark album Graceland. Joseph and Ladysmith Black Mambazo performed on Etown in 2006 along with Etown favorite Darrell Scott. This podcast episode features a chat with Nick Forster and Joseph as well as an amazing finale collaboration featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo...

Duration:00:10:54

John Butler / Eliza Gilkyson / Award: Frank Anello (Project Worthmore)

2/12/2020
For this week’s encore broadcast, we welcome back genre-bending singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist John Butler to the show this week. John is usually joined by his band as the John Butler Trio, but for this special episode, he joined us solo for an intimate, stripped down set. Also with us is long-time eTown friend and talented, thought-provoking folk singer/songwriter Eliza Gilkyson. Lastly, sandwiched between all that wonderful music is an inspiring story about a couple who founded...

Duration:01:00:07

Capitol Sun Rays / John Long / Award: Laura Stachel (We Care Solar)

2/5/2020
For their first visit to eTown, we’re honored to welcome the recently formed rootsy super group Capitol Sun Rays. The group is made up by the talented Luther Dickinson, Amy Helm, Grahame Lesh along with the three core members of a real eTown favorite, Birds of Chicago: Allison Russell, JT Nero, and Drew Lindsay. We also welcome eTown friend and bluesman John Long, who became immersed in the blues scene at an early age, traveling and living with blues legend Homesick James starting in...

Duration:01:00:50

Gregory Alan Isakov / Rayland Baxter / Award: Dara Schoenwald

1/29/2020
This week, we’re joined on the airwaves by one of our good friends (not to mention one of our favorite songwriters out there), Gregory Alan Isakov. This is Gregory’s sixth time on the show (his first all the way back in 2008) and he shares tunes from his critically acclaimed new record ‘Evening Machines.’ Also with us: Alt-country/American singer/songwriter Rayland Baxter, a truly one-of-a-kind performer and individual (don’t miss his interview w/Nick). Plus we’ll hear from Dara...

Duration:01:00:16

The Band of Heathens / Stephen Kellogg / Award: Jamie Van Leeuwen (Global Livingston Institute)

1/22/2020
Austin, TX-based artists, The Band of Heathens, join us this week to share some tunes, including a few from their album ‘A Message From the People Revisited’, in which they reimagine Ray Charles’ 1972 classic of the same name. In addition, we’re joined by popular Americana/folk singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg. And we’ll talk with Jamie Van Leeuwen, this week’s eChievement Award winner, who is the founder of an organization using music to connect a diverse group of people in Africa, in...

Duration:00:59:39

Laura Veirs / Aaron Lee Tasjan / Award: Peter Mui (Fixit Clinic)

1/15/2020
We welcome folk-pop singer/songwriter Laura Veirs for her first eTown appearance. A prolific songwriter for nearly 20 years, Veirs has garnered praise throughout the years with her exquisite folk-pop sound. Also joining us for his first eTown visit is a truly gifted, one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter, Aaron Lee Tasjan. And we’ll have a conversation with this week’s eChievement Award winner, Peter Mui of California, founder of the Fixit Clinic network.

Duration:00:59:36

Valerie June / Mick Flannery/ Award: Anne Rolfes (Louisiana Bucket Brigade)

1/8/2020
Memphis singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June joins us for her first visit to eTown. Her unique sound is a mixture of folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian and bluegrass. Singer and songwriter Mick Flannery, who hails from County Cork in Ireland, is our other musical guest. And we’ll hear from Ann Rolfes the founder of Louisiana Bucket Brigade an environmental health and justice organization based in New Orleans which works with communities to help them hold...

Duration:00:59:42

Delbert McClinton / Robert Finley /Award: Chris Pallister

1/1/2020
Our first broadcast of 2020 features Grammy Award-winning blues multi-instrumentalist Delbert McClinton and blues and soul singer/songwriter and guitarist Robert Finley. Plus Nick sits down with Chris Pallister, the founder of Gulf of Alaska Keeper to learn how his organization is protecting the waters and habitat of the Northern Gulf of Alaska. It’s another “back by popular demand” re-airing!

Duration:00:59:51

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram / Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms / Interview: Nona Yehia (Vertical Harvest)

12/25/2019
Two eTown newcomers grace the show this week: brilliant young bluesman Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, a 20 year old guitar/vocal/writing sensation; and the tasteful, charismatic singing and playing duo Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms. Plus, we’ll hear from a well-versed, passionate vertical farming advocate. It’s a classic eTown broadcast/podcast you won’t want to miss!

Duration:01:00:31

eTown’s Holiday Special

12/25/2019
Back by popular demand – eTown’s holiday special! Join Nick and Helen as they delve deep into the eTown archives to share some of the best holiday music we’ve heard on the show over the years. There’s a little something for everyone under eTown’s musical tree this week so let’s celebrate the holidays together!

Duration:01:00:00

eTown’s Holiday Special

12/18/2019
Nick and Helen share their favorite eTown holiday moments from a host of past eTown musical visitors.

Duration:01:00:07

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

12/11/2019
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
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
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