Tag Archives: Helen Forster

Another trip to NYC, and info about this week’s broadcast

We continue our celebration of the holiday season! You’ve maybe noticed we’re doing a three-week series of special eTown holiday programs, two from the past and also this year’s 2011 offering. This week we bring back our Christmas show from last year, with Indigo Girls and Tim O’Brien as our musical guests. Nick and the […]

Hello my friends,

This week’s show features Tori Amos and Loudon Wainwright III, as eTown revisits the Big Apple for a live taping at the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center. (This was a special program, one that so many of our listeners requested another chance to hear, we just had to accommodate them.) It’s just Tori and […]


Cake, Danny Barnes and Eliza Gilkyson join us for part two of this special version of  ’eTown on the Road’ in the great state of Washington. Nick and I and the eTown gang are happily in the Northwest to be part of in ‘Celebrate Elwha’, a multi-day event commemorating the nation’s largest dam removal project. […]

Removal of eco-damaging dams in the Northwest brings eTown out ‘on the road:’

It’s a special eco-themed road show for you, both this week and next (see videos below). eTown packs its bags and heads to Port Angeles, Washington to take part in ‘Celebrate Elwha’, a multi-day event commemorating the nation’s largest dam removal project. (The back story: In the early 1900’s two privately installed dams were built […]

Thoughts on OWS and what’s on the air this week for eTown:

Hello all, First the show: Ray LaMontagne and JJGrey are our musical guests this week. Both of these talented, charismatic men bring their stellar bands with them (this show originally aired last year, and we got such a tremendous response from our listeners, we’re bringing it back for you all again to enjoy). Some info […]

(Airing Nov 2 – Nov 8) Abigail Washburn and Jimmie Dale Gilmore with Wronglers

Hi all, This week’s broadcast/podcast features Abigail Washburn and Jimmie Dale Gilmore with The Wronglers. Here’s the scoop: Illinois-born, Nashville-based Abigail Washburn (the talented singer, songwriter, clawhammer banjo player and vocalist – and personal friend of ours, as is her spouse, Bela Fleck, one of our favorite guys on the planet) joins us to share […]

(Airing Oct. 26 – Nov. 1) Tedeschi Trucks Band and Joseph Arthur

Hello everyone, Great show this week – We welcome musical guests Joseph Arthur and The Tedeschi Trucks Band. A little about each of them: Joseph Arthur is a virtuoso musician, writer, painter and poet (in no particular order.) He’s also terribly funny, sincere, quirky, witty and tall (plus, as my dad used to say, he’s […]

(Airing Oct. 19 – Oct. 25) eTown broadcast/podcast with Jackie Greene and Meklit Hadero

Hi all, First, a little about this week’s musical guests Jackie Greene and Meklit Hadero: Jackie Greene is a young singer-songwriter who is a dynamic performer, a talented player and a great singer. The New York Times has called him ‘The Prince of Americana.’ Not sure if I like that moniker, seems a bit affected […]

(Airing Oct. 12 – Oct. 18) eTown broadcast/podcast with The Civil Wars and Sarah Jarosz

Great show this week, with visitors The Civil Wars and Sarah Jarosz, two terrific musical guests. Plus a cool, ‘in person, on stage’ E-Chievement Award winner. First, the Civil Wars: This indie duo (Joy Williams & John Paul White) has a stripped-down sound that’s garnered a lot of attention recently. They became a sensation after […]

(Airing Sept. 28 – Oct. 4) eTown broadcast/podcast with Loretta Lynn and Chuck Mead

This week’s show is a very special one, featuring legendary singer/songwriter Loretta Lynn. Wow! That’s right, Nick and I welcome the ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ herself, Loretta Lynn. This encore airing is classic eTown. For one thing, Loretta is a hoot in her conversation with Nick, just funny and charming and real as all get out.  She talks […]