What a week at eTown Hall! In one seven day period, we hosted multiple Grammy winner, Steve Earle, 84 year-old legend David Amram (French horn jazz master, composer and Beat Generation music director), Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Jorma Kaukonen along with Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, the Fairview High School Jazz bands, songwriter Joe Purdy, a three day recording session with Bill Frisell and Tim O’Brien along with their 80 year old guitar teacher and Colorado jazz legend Dale Bruning, and the Truth Be Told Story Slam. Plus, the vinyl from the Hot Rize record that was recorded in the eTown Hall studio was released.
Not only did all of this happen under one roof in one week, the two radio shows will be shared globally on line and on air through our 300 stations around the country. This is, of course, consistent with the vision of eTown Hall, something we hoped and dreamed would happen once we opened our doors. The variety of events, quality of the music, diversity of styles and age ranges makes us all proud – and we’re only getting started!
As for this week’s national broadcast/podcast, we welcome friends both old and new: The celebrated rock band (and longtime eTown pals) Big Head Todd and The Monsters, plus a more recent acquaintance, the very talented singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop. Plus, we’ll have another inspiring eChievement Award story, this time about a woman who’s fighting the spread of Malaria in Uganda with the help of a surprisingly simple and inexpensive item (tune in to find out more).
A great week in eTown – all the way around. Be sure to tune in or podcast this week.
– Nick Forster