(PT. 2) Anders Osborne / Chatham County Line/ The McIntosh County Shouters
08/21/2019 - 08/27/2019 | 1934

We continue with Part Two of this rich and full program, with more music from (and an in-depth conversation with) North Carolina-based bluegrass quartet Chatham County Line. We’ll also hear more from legendary singer/songwriter/guitarist Anders Osborne, who shares more of his New Orleans flavored sound. In addition, eTown is visited by The McIntosh County Shouters, more →

(PT. 1) Anders Osborne / Chatham County Line /Award: Gary Fine
08/14/19 - 08/20/19 | 1933

With more guests than usual, this show will be spread over two weeks. This week, noted New Orleans resident (originally born in Sweden) and performer extraordinaire Anders Osborne returns to the eTown stage after several years absence, to share his soulful vocals, rich songwriting, and tasteful guitar work. And Nick sits down for a conversation more →

Marlon Williams / Esmé Patterson / Award: Doug Vilsack
08/7/19 - 08/13/19 | 1932

This encore broadcast features award-winning singer/songwriter and talented New Zealand native Marlon Williams. Also with us, indie-folk singer/songwriter Esmé Patterson, who has been making waves over the past few years since departing from the group Paper Bird. Plus, Nick has a conversation with the founder of a nonprofit organization that provides simple yet crucial renewable more →

Citizen Cope / Anna Tivel / Award: Mark Dibner
07/31/19 - 08/06/19 | 1931

Joining us this week 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 from going into more →

Jessica Lea Mayfield / Birds of Chicago / Award: Twesigye Jackson Kaguri of Nyaka Aids Orphans Project
07/24/2019 - 07/30/19 | 1930

For this encore broadcast, we’re joined by talented singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield.  Also with us, the gifted husband/wife musical duo Birds of Chicago  (JT Nero and Allison Russell). Completing this eTown episode is a conversation with our  eChievement Award winner of the week, who personally rose from poverty in his native Africa to found an more →


The Travelin’ McCourys / Liz Vice / Award: Lina Sergie Attar
8/28/19 - 9/3/19 | 1935

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 →

Over the Rhine / David Huckfelt / Award: Michelle Angela
09/04/2019 - 09/10/2019 | 1936

This week’s program showcases the exceptionally talented musical husband and wife duo Over the Rhine, as they celebrate their 30th year of touring together. We’re also joined by gifted singer/songwriter David Huckfelt (member of the band The Pines), who shares songs from his new solo album project. And Nick sits down for a conversation with more →

Willie Nelson / Kacey Musgraves
09/11/2019 - 09/17/2019 | 1937

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 →

Bettye LaVette / Vilray / Award Winner: Rose Tourje (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 →

Hiss Golden Messenger / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / 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 →