Calexico / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Veronika Scott
(The Empowerment Plan)
5/23/18 - 5/29/18 | 1821

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 →

Noam Pikelny / The Lee Boys / Jonathan Rose
5/16/18 - 5/22/18 | 1820

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 →

Billy Strings / Jon Stickley Trio / Arif Khan (Depave)
5/9/18 - 5/15/18 | 1819

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 →

David Bromberg Quintet / Jonatha Brooke / Himalayan Cataract Project
5/2/18 - 5/8/17 | 1818

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 →

Marlon Williams / Esmé Patterson / Doug Vilsack (Elephant Energy)
4/25/18 - 5/1/18 | 1817

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 →


The Travelin’ McCourys / Liz Vice / Lina Sergie Attar (Karam Foundation)
5/30/18 - 6/5/18 | 1822

This week we’re joined on the air by the  Nashville, TN-based bluegrass band The Travelin’ McCourys. As the sons of the legendary Del McCoury, Ronnie and Rob McCoury continue their father’s legacy of stellar bluegrass music (along with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram). We’re also visited by Gospel, soul, and R&B vocalist Liz more →

Rodney Crowell / Robert Ellis / Mona Purdy (Share Your Soles)
6/6/18 - 6/12/18 | 1823

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 →

Leftover Salmon / Paul Thorn / Jen Kay (CU Boulder)
6/13/18 - 6/19/18 | 1824

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 →

Dave Alvin / Jimmie Dale Gilmore / Elaine Hamel (Girls at Work)
6/20/18 - 6/26/18 | 1825

It’s an hour packed full of great songwriting and storytelling on the airwaves this week with singer/songwriter/guitarist/poet Dave Alvin and singer/songwriter/actor Jimmie Dale Gilmore. We dig deep into the songbooks of each artist, and hear some great road stories and insights into the many influences that have shaped their musical styles. Jimmie and Dave will perform both solo more →