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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

Citizen Cope / Anna Tivel / Award: Mark Dibner (Kramden Institute)

7/8/2020
Joining us for this week’s popular re-airing is singer/songwriter extraordinaire Citizen Cope known for his unique and exquisite fusion of blues, soul, and hip-hop. We also welcome Portland-based singer/songwriter Anna Tivel, 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:00:59:02

Nick Forster's Teach Me One Thing - Pete Muller

7/7/2020
This week on Teach Me One Thing, Pete Muller, a musician, businessman, and crossword puzzle constructor, calls in to instruct Nick about the process of creating and solving crossword puzzles, specifically the unique style of the “meta puzzle.”

Duration:00:14:11

DeVotchKa / Kyle Emerson / Award: Sr. Edna Lonergan (St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care)

7/1/2020
This week’s encore episode features Denver-based, internationally renowned, multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble DeVotchKa. Also joining us is talented, up-and-coming folk rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Kyle Emerson. 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. Find out more about her here. Watch videos from this show at eTown.org

Duration:00:59:01

Nick Forster's Teach Me One Thing - Danny Barnes

6/30/2020
Musician, composer and visual artist Danny Barnes connects with Nick from his home on the Olympic Peninsula. Danny shares some of his recent paintings during quarantine and also explores the 1793 writings of poet and illustrator William Blake in “America a Prophecy.” Watch the video at: eTown.org

Duration:00:14:06

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

6/24/2020
Joining us musically for this encore broadcast and their eTown debut is the beloved indie-folk duo known as The Mountain Goats. In addition, talented singer-songwriter Joe Sampson, 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 conversation with a woman in Brownsville, Texas who’s lending aid to migrant families in need, as they wait to seek asylum in America. Watch...

Duration:00:59:57

Nick Forster's Teach Me One Thing - Bryan Sutton

6/23/2020
For this week’s episode of Teach Me One Thing, Nick connects with his old Hot Rize bandmate and award-winning guitarist Bryan Sutton, who shares a guitar method that blends tradition and innovation. The result is a transformation of old, familiar melodies to something purely authentic by tapping in to tools of improvisation and deconstruction. Watch the video of this episode at: eTown.org

Duration:00:14:15

Aoife O’Donovan / Che Apalache / Interview: Bea Johnson (Zero Waste Home)

6/17/2020
For part two of a two part show, we’re joined by eTown veteran Aoife O’Donovan of the Grammy Award-winning band “I’m With Her.” Aoife returns to eTown for a very special performance with collaborator Jeremy Kittel, who co-produced and arranged Aoife’s first new studio recording in four years. Aoife and Jeremy are also joined by a string quartet. Also with us for their visit is Latin and American roots band Che Apalache, featuring three powerhouse Latin American musicians – two from...

Duration:00:59:31

Nick Forster's Teach Me One Thing - Louie Pérez

6/16/2020
This week, Nick catches up with longtime friend Louie Pérez, songwriter, percussionist, guitarist, and co-founder of Los Lobos. Louie thought about sharing his recipe for vegan tofu scramble but wound up sharing some of the secrets of the rhythm that drives so many of Los Lobos’ more folkloric songs that have their roots in various regions in Mexico. Visit us at eTown.org

Duration:00:15:44

Aoife O’Donovan / Che Apalache / Award: KC Curberson-Alvarado (Part 1 of 2)

6/10/2020
In this week’s two part airing, we’re joined by eTown veteran Aoife O’Donovan of the Grammy Award-winning band “I’m With Her.” Aoife returns to eTown for a very special performance with collaborator Jeremy Kittel, who co-produced and arranged Aoife’s first new studio recording in four years. Aoife and Jeremy are also joined by members of a string quartet. Also with us for their visit is Latin and American roots band Che Apalache, featuring three powerhouse Latin American musicians – two...

Duration:00:59:57

Jonathan Wilson / Steve Earle / Award: Samir Lakhani (Eco-Soap Bank)

6/3/2020
Both of our artists in this week’s re-airing are prolific in their own right. Joining us for the first time is psychedelic folk-rock songwriter and producer Jonathan Wilson. He’s an amazing musician in his own right (besides touring on his own, he spent two years on the road as part of Roger Waters’ touring band), plus he’s a sought after producer (Connor Oberst, Father John Misty, Dawes and many others have worked with him). And iconic, prolific country Americana singer-songwriter Steve...

Duration:00:59:51

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