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Tape Date: January 26, 2012

E-Chievement Award: Floss Blackburn


Don’t Miss This Live eTown ‘On-The-Road’ Taping!


Presented by: KUNC

WHEN: JANUARY  26, 2012 / 7:00PM SHOW (6:00 PM Doors)
WHERE: Lincoln Center
417 West Magnolia
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Box Office: (970) 221-6730 (box office open Tuesday – Saturday 12:00pm – 6:00pm)

COST: $25.00 (plus tax and theater fee) ON SALE NOW

TICKETS: On Sale Nov. 3, 2011 / Available at Lincoln Center box office or online at




Hosts Nick and Helen Forster return to Fort Collins’ newly-renovated Lincoln Center for a special ‘on-the-road’ live radio show taping of eTown, featuring  influential alt-country legends, The Jayhawks, and Americana darling Justin Townes Earle.

This more-than-a-concert live event will feature musical performances by both guests, as well as conversation and insightful interviews, collaboration and a special E-Chievement Award winner story. As 2012 marks the radio variety program’s 21st year of production, eTown welcomes both The Jayhawks and Justin Townes Earle for their first appearances on the show.

Mockingbird Time, the Jayhawk’s new album released on Rounder Records, is the first full-band studio release featuring all original members of the group, including both founding members Gary Louris and Mark Olson, since 1995’s Tomorrow the Green Grass. The new release comes on the heels of several pivotal and reinvigorating years for the band, as the reunited quintet breathe new life into the art of blended melodies and balanced songwriting.

Justin Townes Earle will make his inaugural visit to eTown following the lead of his father, Steve Earle, who has appeared on the show multiple times over the years. With a sound that straddles not only the Mason-Dixon line, but time itself, The New York Times calls Justin “a gifted performer in his own right.” In October of 2011, Earle won the Song of the Year award at the 2011 Americana Music Awards for “Harlem River Blues,” after winning recognition as Best New and Emerging Artist just two years prior. In addition to eTown, Justin has made recent appearances on HBO’s Treme (alongside his father, who also appears on the show), NPR’s Morning Edition and The Grand Ole Opry.




The Jayhawks
The Jayhawks are an American alternative country and rock band that emerged from the Twin Cities music scene during the mid 1980s. Their country rock sound was influential on many bands that played the Twin Cities circuit during the 80s and 90s, such as Uncle Tupelo, The Gear Daddies and The Honeydogs. They have released several studio albums, including five on the American Recordings label. On hiatus from 2005 to 2009, the band has since reunited and released a new album, Mockingbird Time,  in September 2011.

During their heyday in the first half of the 1990s, The Jayhawks perfected a captivating sound that seamlessly blended the elegant folk-rock of the Byrds, the adventurousness of Buffalo Springfield, the hippiebilly soulfulness of the Flying Burrito Brothers and the soaring harmonies of the Beach Boys. On Mockingbird Time, the band’s eighth album, they’re once again pushing the envelope in songs and performances of rarefied dynamism and grace, forming boldly intriguing stylistic and thematic combinations while retaining their unmistakable sound.


Justin Townes Earle
Justin Townes Earle is an anomaly. He’s tall as the day is long, all angles and elbows and a hard stare, both welcoming and deadly serious. He’s Nashville North, all set up in lower Manhattan now, just like his hero Woody Guthrie, with twang and charm intact.

That hard working earnestness has paid off, to say the least. Justin won the Best New and Emerging Artist at the 2009 Americana Music Awards. His record, Midnight at the Movies, was named one of the best records of last year by Amazon, received four stars in Rolling Stone and found a sweet spot in the blackened hearts of fans and critics alike. GQ Magazine named him one of the 25 best-dressed men in the world in 2010. He also appeared on HBO’s Treme with his dad, troubadour Steve Earle, on whose Grammy Award-winning Townes record Justin also guests.

The aforementioned Woody Guthrie once said, “Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.” On Harlem River Blues, Justin chose the simple route. The record’s not a wall of sound produced to the rafters. It’s rockin’ and reelin’ at times, sweet and slow at others—and it’s great. Like good fried chicken, a well-cut suit and a handmade guitar, there’s heaven to be found in the beautifully crafted simpler things.

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January 26, 2012

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