Our Remarkable eTown Video Library . . and Specifics About This Week’s Airing
By Helen ~ March 20, 2013
Hey, did you know there are literally hundreds of great videos from past eTown programs that you can access and watch anytime you want? Artfully created by our resident videographer (and all around awesome guy) Zack Littlefield, these are short videos (usually 4-6 minutes on the average) that include everything from unique live musical performances by our visiting artists, to live onstage award interviews, to snippets of backstage scene activity; as well as comments and insights from various musicians about eTown, its mission and the experience of playing the show.
Zack and his capable crew (Nick Tapia, Joe Corporon, and more) do a terrific job. Truly, you should check these out; whether its an artist you love (you name it, we’ve got footage of Ray LaMontagne, The Head & The Heart, Shawn Colvin, Mumford & Sons, Martin Sexton, City & Colour, Lyle Lovett, Young the Giant, the list just goes on and on and on) or someone you’ve never heard of, take a look . . and be adventurous! That’s your assignment for this week (there WILL be a test! Nah, just kidding); that and checking out this this week’s broadcast/podcast:
Nationally renowned, Denver-based trio Tennis makes their first visit to eTown. They have an original sound that is like a Phil Spector 60’s group (think The Shirelles) but with their own wonderful twist. In its relatively young lifespan, the band has already logged thousands of road miles, made recent appearances on shows like Conan and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and provided music for TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge and The Secret Circle. (A bit of music biz trivia: The Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney produced their recent CD; and it’s damn good.)
Also with us: Soulful and introspective musician Neil Halstead, known as “one of Britain’s most respected current songwriters.” You may know him as a member of the popular bands Slowdive and Mojave 3, groups he fronted before venturing into solo artist territory. He’s a cool counterpoint to Tennis and their sound, which makes for an interesting musical combo this week.
Add to that our very first ‘Cure’ cover finale and an inspiring E-Chievement Award story (about a great guy who’s using bicycles to improve the health of tons of folks in Africa), and that’s our show for you this week!
Back to the eTown videos:
Just FYI, there are several different places you can access our video library:
For this blog, I usually pull the videos straight from our official eTown YouTube channel, where you’ll find all of our webisodes (as we call them) plus playlists from tapings, and ways to add our videos to your own collections, share them with your friends or comment on what you are watching (which we hope you will enthusiastically and frequently do).
We also have an official eTown Vimeo channel that includes this content as well, for folks that prefer that platform.
Enjoy! Hopefully they’ll provide you with another way of diving into the world of eTown.