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Thoughts on Labor Day, and this Week’s Broadcast/Podcast

Singer/ songwriter/ actor (and author) Steve Earle joins us once again in eTown, this time to rock out with his band The Dukes. A youthful protégé of legendary songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve quickly became a stellar songsmith himself, eventually evolving into a musical force to be reckoned with. His original tunes […]

Two great guests this week! – Rogue Wave and Aoife O’Donovan

Two newcomers grace the eTown stage this week: Hot indie band Rogue Wave and rising star singer/songwriter, Aoife O’Donovan. Many of you remember Rogue Wave from a few years back – They were on fire in the music world, when two things interrupted the band’s trajectory: Band member burnout and an unexpected kidney transplant! Band […]

Tune in to hear Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin!

Two of my favorite singer/songwriters are with us this week. First, Mary Chapin Carpenter: What can you say about Chapin? She’s gorgeous, ageless (looks just the same as she did when I first met her over 20 years ago) talented, funny AND smart. VERY smart. And she sounds like . . well . . herself. […]

This Week’s Musical Visitors: Joe Pug / Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer

Well, as the saying goes, better late than never . . running late with the blog this week due to a variety of unexpected things, health issues, the specific details of which I won’t bore you with, but man when it rains it pours (another old saying). Between a several day bout of vertigo, a […]

BRIEF Blog This Week, with Details About This Week’s Show with Young the Giant & Civil Twilight!

Musically, we’ve got Young the Giant and Civil Twilight visiting eTown this week. Young the Giant now has millions of fans around the world, captivating audiences with their diverse sound, a blend of French Canadian-Persian-British-Indian-Italian influences. They’re young and boundlessly energetic; they’re also vastly talented for their tender years. Check them out for sure. Our […]

A Classic eTown broadcast/podcast . . And Thoughts About Patience:

eTown friend Arlo Guthrie joins us for this encore airing (as one of the most popular eTown programs we’ve offered in the past several years, you’ve let us know you’d like another chance to catch it): At the time we originally aired this one, it had been over a dozen years since Arlo had last […]

Helpful Festival Tips! And This Week’s Airing Info:

Hey, first of all, our sincere best wishes to Ted Dwane of Mumford & Sons for a fast and solid recovery. Scary stuff, especially for one so young; all of us at eTown are so glad he’s doing well and out of danger. Mumford & Sons were on the show a few years back, and […]

An icon comes to eTown …

If I had only one word to describe Judy Collins, it would be “incredible.” Seriously. Man oh man. Where do I begin? First of all, she sings like an angel; and her voice is as strong as it ever was. You hear her live and you cannot help but think, “How does she still SING […]

Short and Sweet: Here’s the scoop on this week’s show, airing the week of May 15 – May 21:

Hi! Unfortunately I’m under the weather this week, so I will skip my usual musing and get right to this week’s program: Nick and I get to welcome some old friends: the Irish musical group Solas and brilliant songwriter, musician, conceptual artist, and poet Terry Allen. “Solas” is Gaelic for “light”; kind of perfect, really, when describing these guys […]

Big Reasons . . To be Grateful in General AND To Tune in to eTown this Week!

Been thinking lately about some big reasons to do certain things. Vague statement, I know, but stay with me and read on. First, some big reasons to catch this week’s show: Singer/songwriter Darrell Scott is definitely one of my very most favorite people on the planet. He’s a true gentleman, a loving father and husband, […]