The Waifs / Jim Lauderdale / Award: Andreas Karelas of RE-volv
10/16/2019 - 10/22/2019 | 1942

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 →

Michael Franti / Victoria Canal / Award: Dr. William Brown of One World Medical Relief
10/9/19 - 10/15/19 | 1941

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 →

The Infamous Stringdusters / Molly Tuttle / Award: Maria Rose Belding of MEANS
10/02/2019 - 10/08/2019 | 1940

The high energy, Grammy-winning bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters return to the eTown stage this week for their third visit, bringing a fresh crop of original songs. Also with us is Molly Tuttle, a California native who moved to Nashville a few years ago. Molly’s been performing since a young age (as a member of more →

Hiss Golden Messenger / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / Interview: Dr. Kenneth Lacovara
09/25/2019 - 10/01/2019 | 1939

This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Americana/folk band Hiss Golden Messenger, whose sound is deeply influenced by country, soul, blues, and rock. We’re very excited to have them on the show for the first time. Also with us are accomplished songwriters Chris Hillman (The Byrds) and Herb Pedersen. Rounding things out, we have a more →

Bettye LaVette / Vilray / Award Winner: Rose Tourje of ANEW
09/18/2019 - 09/24/2019 | 1938

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 →


Tyler Childers / The Suitcase Junket / Chad Bernstein (Guitars Over Guns)
10/23/2019 - 10/29/2019 | 1943

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 →

Damien Jurado / Laura Gibson / Award: Charles Robbins of Project Angel Heart
10/30/2019 - 11/05/2019 | 1944

Two ethereal singer/songwriters from the great Northwest join us this week: Damien Jurado, native to Seattle, Washington, but more recently relocated to Los Angeles, returns to eTown for his second visit; and Laura Gibson, who grew up in Coquille, Oregon, a small logging town and now lives in Portland (a bit of trivia: Laura was more →

Jack Johnson / The Weather Station / Interview: Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Coral)
11/06/2019 - 11/12/2019 | 1945

Iconic singer/songwriter and avid surfer Jack Johnson returns to eTown to share some of his original music, as well as thoughts and information about his passion: saving the oceans. Also joining us is Canadian folk artist Tamara Lindeman (who regularly performs under the moniker The Weather Station). Sticking with oceanic climate-related themes, we’ll also hear more →

Darrell Scott / Kaia Kater / Award: Becca Stevens (Thistle Farms)
11/13/2019 - 11/19/2019 | 1946

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 every more →

Loreena McKennitt / Greg Laswell/ Award: Sue Lee (Sock It To Em Sock Campaign)
11/20/2019 - 11/26/2019 | 1947

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 →