Show Number: 1304

Air Dates: January 23, 2013 - January 29, 2013

E-Chievement Award: Barbara Van Dahlen

In this week’s broadcast/podcast, eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome two world-class acts with Boulder roots – The Wood Brothers and Gretchen Peters.Native sons, The Wood Brothers make another stop in eTown, to christen the new stage at eTown Hall with their soulful fusion of folk, blues, jazz and classic R&B music. Although Chris and Oliver have an undeniable musical chemistry, it took them many years to recognize and acknowledge it. Now with more than eight years and three full-length albums under their belts as The Wood Brothers proper, it’s obvious they have found a one-of-a-kind sound that only siblings can create. Also on the show is singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters, an artist that has risen to the top of her craft by writing and recording songs that explore the deep corners of life with empathy and integrity. Odds are, you’ve heard her music interpreted by the likes of Martina McBride, Pam Tillis, Neil Diamond, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James and countless others. Now based in Nashville, Peters makes her first stop in eTown on the heels of her newest recording, Hello Cruel World. It’s all of this and another inspiring E-Chievement Award story this week! Be sure to tune in or podcast!

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