eTown at Red Rocks: Part Two

This week’s show is a special “eTown at Red Rocks” episode, as we return to the legendary Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre for part two of a two part series. Tune in for an hour of amazing music and interesting conversation, coming to you from one of the most beautiful natural music venues on the more →

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eTown at Red Rocks: Part One

This week’s show is a special “eTown at Red Rocks” episode, as we return to the legendary Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre for part one of a two part series. Tune in for an hour of amazing music and interesting conversation, coming to you from one of the most beautiful natural music venues on the more →

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Citizen Cope / Anna Tivel / Award: Mark Dibner (Kramden Institute)

Joining us for this week’s popular re-airing is singer/songwriter extraordinaire Citizen Cope known for his unique and exquisite fusion of blues, soul, and hip-hop. We also welcome Portland-based singer/songwriter Anna Tivel, who is widely recognized for her lyrics-driven folk and Americana style. Plus, Nick talks with this week’s eChievement Award winner, who saves discarded computers more →

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DeVotchKa / Kyle Emerson / Award: Sr. Edna Lonergan (St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care)

This week’s encore episode features Denver-based, internationally renowned, multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble DeVotchKa. Also joining us is talented, up-and-coming folk rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Kyle Emerson. Plus, our award story focuses on a woman who’s found a way to help both senior citizens and young children interact, resulting in healthier, happier lives for all. Watch more →

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Allen Stone / Nikki Lane / Interview: Marc Barasch

This week on the eTown airwaves, we welcome neo-soul and modern R&B artist Allen Stone. Also with us for her second visit to eTown is Nashville-based American country and rock singer/songwriter Nikki Lane. Nick also has a conversation with a man who discusses how a regenerative agricultural revolution could be a solution to reversing climate more →

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eTown Archival Earth Day 50th Anniversary Special

Earth Day is a huge deal for eTown. We taped our first show on Earth Day in 1991, launching our program with a commitment to both entertain and inform by featuring great live music, plus interviews with artists while presenting the views of experts, scientists, authors, and policy makers about the state of our environment more →

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Aoife O’Donovan / Che Apalache / Award: KC Curberson-Alvarado (Part 1 of 2)

This week, appropriately, we have an especially international eTown show, one in which the performances and conversations were all so strong that we’re presenting it in two parts. Irish-American singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan of the Grammy Award-winning band “I’m With Her” returns to eTown, sharing pieces from her latest collaboration with Jeremy Kittel, who co-produced and more →

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Joachim Cooder / Bonnie Paine / Award: Sarah Evans (Well Aware)

Joachim Cooder - Bonnie Paine - eTown

It’s an eclectic hour of music and conversation this week as we’re joined by the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Joachim Cooder (a talent in his own right who also happens to be the son of the iconic musician Ry Cooder). Also making her first solo appearance on the show is singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Bonnie Paine (a founding member of more →

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The Lil Smokies / Jack Broadbent / Interview: Xiye Bastida

Our musical guests this week include the Missoula-based bluegrass, folk band The Lil Smokies, for their first ever visit to eTown. We’re also joined by UK-born singer/songwriter Jack Broadbent, who received his start as a busker and is known for his unique blend of acoustic and slide guitar with folk and blues-inspired vocals. Also, Nick 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. We’ll also hear a motivating eChievement Award story about more →

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

Sarah Jarosz - eTown

In this week’s re-airing, 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 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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Väsen / Sam Amidon / Award: Robert Adamson (One Bistro)

Vasen - Sam Amidon - 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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John Butler / Eliza Gilkyson / Award: Frank Anello (Project Worthmore)

John Butler - eTown

For this week’s encore broadcast, we welcome back genre-bending singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist John Butler to the show this week. John is usually joined by his band as the John Butler Trio, but for this special episode, he joined us solo for an intimate, stripped down set. Also with us is long-time eTown friend and talented, thought-provoking folk more →

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Laura Veirs / Aaron Lee Tasjan / Award: Peter Mui (Fixit Clinic)

Laura Veirs - Aaron Lee Tasjan - eTown

We welcome folk-pop singer/songwriter Laura Veirs for her first eTown appearance. A prolific songwriter for nearly 20 years, Veirs has garnered praise throughout the years with her exquisite folk-pop sound. Also joining us for his first eTown visit is a truly gifted, one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter, Aaron Lee Tasjan. And we’ll have a conversation with this week’s more →

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Christone “Kingfish” Ingram / Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms / Interview: Nona Yehia (Vertical Harvest)

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Two eTown newcomers grace the show this week: brilliant young bluesman Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, a 20-year-old guitar/vocal/writing sensation; and the tasteful, charismatic singing and playing duo Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms. Plus, we’ll hear from a well-versed, passionate vertical farming advocate. It’s a classic eTown broadcast/podcast you won’t want to miss! Subscribe to the Podcast more →

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eTown’s Holiday Special

eTown's Holiday Special

Back by popular demand – eTown’s holiday special! Join Nick and Helen as they delve deep into the eTown archives to share some of the best holiday music we’ve heard on the show over the years. There’s a little something for everyone under eTown’s musical tree this week so let’s celebrate the holidays together! Subscribe more →

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Patty Griffin / John Smith / Award: Jordan Kassalow (VisionSpring)

Patty Griffin - John Smith - eTown

Veteran singer/songwriter Patty Griffin returns to the eTown stage after a long absence, and talented Brit John Smith brings his brilliant songwriting and gifted singing and playing to share during his first visit to eTown. Plus, we’ll hear a truly awesome eChievement Award story about the founder of an organization that provides glasses (and a more →

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Darrell Scott / Kaia Kater / Award: Becca Stevens (Thistle Farms)

Darrell Scott - eTown

The seasoned and the new meet this week on eTown: veteran songwriter, guitarist, and singer extraordinaire Darrell Scott pairs up with our other musical guest, the bright, young, up-and-coming Canadian singer/songwriter Kaia Kater. Plus we’ll share an eChievement Award story about a woman who has helped hundreds of women transitioning from prison into the everyday more →

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Tyler Childers / The Suitcase Junket / Chad Bernstein (Guitars Over Guns)

Tyler Childers - eTown

This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Americana/country singer/songwriter Tyler Childers. Tyler fuses gritty original song lyrics with the folk, bluegrass and rock influences of his Appalachian upbringing. Also with us is “one-man-band” The Suitcase Junket, with his one of a kind sound created from an array of instruments all played at once. more →

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Michael Franti / Victoria Canal / Award: Dr. William Brown of One World Medical Relief

Michael Franti - eTown

We’re joined this week by prolific musician, humanitarian, filmmaker, and activist Michael Franti. Franti believes in using music as a vehicle for positive change and is revered for his energetic live shows, inspiring music, worldwide philanthropy efforts and connection to his global fanbase. Also with us is up-and-coming singer/songwriter Victoria Canal. Victoria has one arm yet more →

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Loreena McKennitt / Greg Laswell / Sue Lee (Sock It To ’em Sock Campaign)

Loreena McKennitt - eTown

This week’s encore program features the lovely Loreena McKennitt. McKennitt’s “eclectic Celtic” music has received critical acclaim worldwide; she’s won gold, platinum, and multi-platinum sales awards in fifteen countries across four continents. We’re happy to welcome her back. Also with us, rising star and folk-pop singer/songwriter Greg Laswell. Plus we’ll have a conversation with eChievement more →

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Bettye LaVette / Vilray / Award Winner: Rose Tourje of ANEW

Bettye LaVette - eTown

We’ve got a soulful hour of music and conversation this week featuring the legendary soul singer Bettye LaVette. Bettye’s gift is being able to take a song, whether well known or obscure, from any genre and make it completely her own. She began performing and recording during the birth of soul music in the 60s more →

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Willie Nelson / Kacey Musgraves

This special encore broadcast is from our “eTown on the Road” series. Visiting with us is legendary outlaw country artist Willie Nelson, who features great songs from the stage at Denver’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater. Willie has a candid conversation with Nick (direct from Willie’s tour bus!). Also on the show is first-time eTown visitor Kacey more →

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The Travelin’ McCourys / Liz Vice / Award: Lina Sergie Attar of Karam Foundation

The Travelin' McCourys - eTown

In this week’s back-by-popular-demand re-airing, we’re joined by longtime friends of the Forsters, The Travelin’ McCourys. This Nashville-based bluegrass band was founded by Ronnie and Rob McCoury, sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury. The boys continue their father’s legacy of stellar bluegrass music, along with band members Jason Carter (fiddle) and Alan Bartram (bass). And more →

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The Waifs / Jim Lauderdale / Award: Andreas Karelas of RE-volv

The Waifs - Jim Lauderdale - eTown

Our musical guests this week have one thing in common: They’re all returning to the eTown stage after many years. They include The Waifs, the dynamic Australian band headed up by sisters Vikki Thorn and Donna Simpson, and gifted singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale, whose songs have been recorded by a Who’s Who of country stars over more →

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