Tag Archives: Helen Forster

Charlie Musselwhite AND Cyndi Lauper . . Who Could Ask For More?

Let me warn you, we have one full eTown program for you this week, crammed with great music as well as compelling conversation; definitely worth tuning in for: For one thing, joining us is Grammy winning, pop music icon Cyndi Lauper. Cyndi continues to mix things up as she’s always done in her career. In the […]

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 […]

Birthday fun … and news about this week’s broadcast/podcast

First of all, thanks so much to all of our friends and fans who passed along happy birthday wishes to both Nick and me (for those of you who don’t know, the two of us share the same birthday, May 16). We were truly touched by all of your kindness and well wishes. So, the […]

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, […]

The passing of Richie Havens

Dear friends, We are indeed saddened to hear of the passing of eTown friend Richie Havens. He was a sweet, present, kind-hearted, gracious and elegant man. He will forever be remembered, both for his incredible music (so many recognize him as an iconic symbol of Woodstock – who can forget his improvised song ‘Freedom’) and […]

Senator Udall Swings By . . Plus the Scoop on this Week’s Show!

As Nick sometimes says, “Holy Samolians!” Have we got a show for you this week! World-class artists Marcia Ball and Paul Thorn join us for a program steeped in the musical traditions of the American south, with a generous serving of great conversation to go along with the music: Marcia Ball is an old friend, one we’ve known […]

Old Friends . . Of All Kinds, including our Musical Guests

I’m sitting here at my office, it’s a bright, beautiful day. I’m lucky to have a big window right by my desk and I’m marveling at the sky that is so clear today; its that “Colorado blue” (if you’ve never been to our state you won’t know what that means, but if you’ve ever experienced […]

Back from California in time for a really great show . . .

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Nellie McKay are our musical guests for this week’s broadcast/podcast, two truly fantastic acts, I must say. Here’s a little bit about them: The huge sound of California swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is guaranteed to get you moving. These guys have close to two decades of playing and […]

The scoop on this week’s airing, featuring Dar Williams, Slaid Cleaves and James Balog of the movie ‘Chasing Ice’. Plus . . The Red Violin comes to eTown Hall!

Two movies rank among my top ten favorites: “Chasing Ice” and “The Red Violin.” What do these two very different films have in common you might be wondering? They’re both linked through eTown Hall. I’ll tell you more about that in a moment; but first, here’s what’s in store for you on the air this […]