Leftover Salmon / Paul Thorn / Jen Kay (CU Boulder)

Leftover Salmon - eTown

We’re joined this week by the high energy band and old friends Leftover Salmon, known for their fast licks, clever lyrics and fun loving stage presence. Also with us, singer/songwriter Paul Thorn, who brings his muscular brand of roots rock – bluesy, at times rocking and always infectious. Plus Nick talks with scientist and professor Jen Kay more →

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Rodney Crowell / Robert Ellis / Mona Purdy (Share Your Soles)

Robert Ellis / Rodney Crowell

It’s a special encore broadcast this week, featuring two-time Grammy Award winner and legendary singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell to the solar-powered stage at eTown Hall. Rodney joins forces with eTown host Nick Forster and the eTown house band to share music from his recent collection of recordings entitled Close Ties. Also joining us is talented Texas singer/songwriter Robert Ellis. Plus there’s a more →

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Calexico / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Veronika Scott
(The Empowerment Plan)

Calexico / Ray Wylie Hubbard - eTown

This week, hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome the eclectic, Latin/country/jazz/rock  influenced sound of Arizona-based music veterans Calexico to the eTown airwaves. And Texas music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard shares some great music and hilarious stories. Our eChievement Award story this week focuses on a young Detroit woman who’s found a brilliant way to provide more →

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Noam Pikelny / The Lee Boys / Jonathan Rose

Noam Pikelny - eTown

In this week’s ‘back by popular demand’  broadcast/podcast, Punch Brothers’ band member and banjo impresario Noam Pikelny shares some of his original songs from his latest  CD as a solo artist. Also with us is the Miami-based “sacred steel” band The Lee Boys, who bring their powerhouse, gospel-influenced sound to eTown’s solar-powered stage. And Nick more →

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Billy Strings / Jon Stickley Trio / Arif Khan (Depave)

Billy Strings - eTown

This week on the air, we’re joined by up-and-coming bluegrass artist Billy Strings. Whether sharing stages with acoustic music royalty, crisscrossing the nation playing as a solo artist or performing high-energy, jaw-dropping sets at festivals, the reaction to Billy Strings tends to come in two varieties: “Who is this guy?” and “That kid can play!” more →

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David Bromberg Quintet / Jonatha Brooke / Himalayan Cataract Project

David Bromberg Quintet

It’s a special encore broadcast/podcast as we revisit an eTown fan favorite. Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, musical icon  and old friend David Bromberg, plus talented Americana folk/rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jonatha Brooke, provide great music this week. Plus we’ll feature yet another inspiring eChievement Award story, this time about Dr. Geoff Tabin, a man helping the blind more →

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Marlon Williams / Esmé Patterson / Doug Vilsack (Elephant Energy)

Marlon Williams - eTown

This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist and New Zealand native Marlon Williams! Known until recently for performing more in the country, bluegrass, and folk realm, Marlon‘s latest musical direction explores several different genres ranging anywhere from pop to 50s doo-wop to country/Americana crooning in a way that reveals his ever-reaching efforts to grow more →

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William Bell / Alejandro Escovedo / Justin Kruger (Project Helping)

William Bell - eTown

eTown welcomes legendary soul singer/songwriter William Bell for his very first visit to eTown. Known throughout the world for penning such soul classics as “You Don’t Miss Your Water” and “Born Under A Bad Sign”, William takes the stage with eTown’s house band to share music from his latest release, as well as a few more →

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Sarah Jarosz / Hymn For Her / Paula Claussen (Project Mercy)

Sarah Jarosz - eTown

This week, we welcome back long-time friend and musical virtuoso Sarah Jarosz to the eTown airwaves to share from her latest collection of songs. Sarah continues to skyrocket in her career, all while doing things her own way. We’ll learn more about what’s happening in her world these days, during her conversation with eTown host more →

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Tyminski / Angel Snow / Henry Red Cloud
(Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center)

Tyminski - eTown

This week, we welcome genre-bending multi-instrumentalist and vocalist extraordinaire Tyminski (you may remember him as a member of Union Station; he’s also familiar to many as the singing voice for George Clooney’s on-screen character in ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ and, more recently, as lead vocalist on Avicii’s international pop hit “Hey Brother”). We’re also joined by up-and-coming, more →

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John Oates / Lilly Hyatt / Helen Thorpe (Author of “The Newcomers”)

John Oates on eTown

We’re joined this week by rock/R&B/soul guitarist, singer/songwriter (and half of legendary duo Hall & Oates) John Oates! His new solo project Arkansas is inspired by the music and legacy of the legendary Mississippi John Hurt and encompasses other artists and styles that represent the dawn of American popular music. Also with us is Tennessee-based more →

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Hot Rize & Friends: Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan & Sam Bush

Hot Rize & Friends - eTown

This week features an impressive line-up of bluegrass impresarios. The legendary band Hot Rize (whose members include Pete Wernick, Tim O’Brien, Bryan Sutton and eTown’s own Nick Forster) celebrates its 40th anniversary with special guests and bluegrass heavy hitters Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan and Jerry Douglas. Grounded in the bluegrass traditions of artists like Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and more →

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Beth Hart / John McEuen / Diane Cohen (Finger Lakes ReUse)

Beth Hart & John McEuen - eTown

In this week’s back-by-popular demand re-airing, eTown welcomes the incredibly gifted singer/songwriter and piano virtuoso Beth Hart to the solar-powered stage at eTown Hall. Plus our longtime friend John McEuen, iconic American musician and founding member of the beloved Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, returns to the show. And we’ll hear a great eChievement Award story more →

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Väsen / Sam Amidon / Robert Adamson (One Bistro)

Väsen - eTown

This week’s eTown program features a deep dive into folk music styles from around the world. First up, the prolific Swedish folk band Väsen makes its first appearance on the show. Their musical collaboration has spanned decades; theirs is a rich, unique, beautiful sound, and their performance on eTown features rare, one-of-a-kind instruments. Joining us more →

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Blind Pilot / Mirah / George Basch (Himalayan Stove Project)

Blind Pilot - eTown

eTown welcomes two newcomers to the fold this week for lots of great music and conversation. Indie-folk outfit Blind Pilot makes the trek to eTown’s solar-powered stage from Portland, Oregon to share music from their latest effort, entitled And Then Like Lions. Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Mirah also makes her first stop in eTown. You’ll learn more more →

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Fruition / Baskery / Sophia Watkins (Forest Fund)

Fruition & Baskery on eTown

eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome up-and-coming, Portland, Oregon-based group Fruition for their first eTown appearance. Fresh off the festival circuit, Fruition is quickly building fans around the country with their unique take on acoustic-driven, high energy music. Also joining us for a first visit is the Swedish alt-Americana group Baskery, three multi-instrumentalist sisters more →

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