Tag Archives: Helen Forster

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 […]

(Airing September 21 – September 27) eTown broadcast/podcast with Railroad Earth and The Travelin’ McCourys

Railroad Earth and The Travelin’ McCourys join me and Nick as we pack up the crew and hit the road for Jacksonville, Oregon to be part of the fabulous annual Britt Festival Music Series. Beautiful country out that way, and great local folks as well. Railroad Earth, as usual, provides Americana music at its progressive-bluegrass, […]

(Airing September 14 – September 20) eTown broadcast/podcast with Dan Hick & the Hot Licks and Vienna Teng

Hello everyone, This week’s encore broadcast features two great musical visitors: the legendary guitarist and songwriter Dan Hicks as well as pianist and singer-songwriter extraordinaire Vienna Teng. First Dan: NO one sounds like him. And lucky for us, he brings his great backup vocalists, The Lickettes. Dan’s unique style and counter-culture roots (the beginning of […]

(Airing Sept 7th – September 13th) eTown broadcast/podcast with The Avett Brothers and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Hey everyone, Great show this week with musical guests The Avett Brothers and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals at Red Rocks Amphitheater! We take eTown ‘on the road’ to one of the best (and most stunning) outdoor music venues on the planet. Check out our website to see photos of both the show and eTown […]