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Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three / Shovels & Rope on eTown!

Here’s details about our broadcast/podcast this week: You’re in for a treat. Seriously. We’re bringing you two world-class Americana groups, both hotter than h*ll and both making their first appearance on our show. Our musical guests this week are Pokey LaFarge (with his great band The South City Three) and the husband/wife duo called Shovels […]

Hurricane Sandy . . and details about this week’s eTown airing

Well, by now we all have seen the effects of the ‘storm of the century’ hitting up and down the east coast, in this country and beyond. So very sad, the destruction and devastation. Lives lost, homes and businesses gone, billions of dollars of damage. All of us here at eTown send our sincere sympathy […]

Are You Part of the 47 percent? And the Scoop on this Week’s eTown on the Air:

It’s part two this week, of eTown ‘on the road’ . .  . We’re back at the Flynn Center in Burlington, Vermont in this encore airing with three great musical guests: Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, and Anais Mitchell. Also with us: author Woody Tasch (last week in part one we featured E-Chievement award winner Will Raap). Steve Earle is an […]

Another great road show . . . and, the bike race

Hey everyone, It’s another ‘eTown on the Road’ show coming to you this week from Red Rocks Amphitheater. This one features The Avett Brothers, an astronomically popular band with a huge following, mostly among 20-somethings, and the Vermont rock band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. And we set up something called ‘eTown Square,’ providing spaces for […]

Our First Show from eTown Hall! With musical guests: City and Colour / Birds of Chicago

What an absolute thrill, our first show from eTown Hall! And I’ll be very sad if you don’t join us for this most monumental occasion. Let me tell you about it: Nick & I welcome renowned Canadian singer and songwriter, Dallas Green, who performs under the moniker City and Colour. He has an unmistakable sound, […]

The Benefits and Challenges of Being American . . Seeing the World with New Eyes . . And This Week’s Show:

First, this week’s broadcast/podcast details: Nick & I welcome two musical guests who are true originals, each with their own identifiable, unique sound (when you hear them, you know immediately that it’s them). They are also totally different from each other (something we take pride in here at eTown, pairing seemingly disparate musical entities). The […]

Brief Thoughts on Blessings, Plus the Scoop on this week’s Broadcast/Podcast:

Interesting musical combo for you this week: a Colorado based band with international fame, (who are VERY cool, very hip, very committed and socially/environmentally aware people) and a solo artist who’s smart, with a slightly self deprecating sense of humor, a New Yorker by way of London (and one of THE best singers I know). […]

The scoop on this week’s broadcast/podcast, plus some random ‘visionary’ thoughts:

Boy oh boy, am I excited! Love the broadcast/podcast we have for you, airing the week of 6/20 to 6/26: First-time eTown visitors The Infamous Stringdusters take the eTown stage, bringing their very own special sound, reflecting the old and new, the classic and progressive. This hugely popular bluegrass band is awesome in my book. […]

Exquisite pairings this week: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin, plus our friends’ wedding:

We welcome back two very close friends (and musical muses) to eTown this week, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin. A few comments about each of them: Mary Chapin Carpenter has her very own unique, compelling, glorious sound and style. There’s no doubt in your mind when you hear her sing and play; she’s universally […]

Additional thoughts on Doc, plus info on this week’s show on-the-air:

Got a great re-broadcast for you this week. As I’ve said before, I’m not sure how we managed to pack all the great stuff (the music, the various conversations, a KILLER E-Chievement Award story) we did into this hour of eTown, but somehow we’ve managed to so. The result? A classic eTown experience. Here’s a […]