Justin Townes Earle / Emily Gimble / Interview: Jane Zelikova (500 Women Scientists)
07/17/19 - 7/23/19 | 1929

This week’s eTown program showcases the famously raw and wonderful singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle, performing some of his most recent original songs from his latest CD. We also welcome third-generation Texas musician Emily Gimble, a talented young pianist, vocalist, and songwriter who shares her own special brand of songs along with stories of growing up more →

Billy Strings / Jon Stickley Trio / Award: Arif Khan of Depave
7/10/19 - 7/16/19 | 1928

In this week’s back-by-popular-demand re-airing, we’re joined by popular young bluegrass artist Billy Strings. Whether he’s performing as a solo artist or with his band, the reaction to Billy tends to come in two varieties: “Who is this guy?” and “That kid can play!” Also with us is the progressive instrumental group, the Jon Stickley more →

Rising Appalachia / Ramy Essam / Joseph Teipel
07/03/2019 - 07/09/2019 | 1927

This week, we welcome Rising Appalachia, led by sisters Leah and Chloe Smith. It’s worth tuning in just for those incredible sibling harmonies alone; but you’ll also be moved by our other musician guest, Egyptian rock musician Ramy Essam, known as “The Singer of the Egyptian Revolution.” And the finale collaboration between Nick, Helen, and more →

Bob Schneider / Joan Shelley / Jeremy Bloom
06/26/19 - 07/2/19 | 1926

This week, eTown revisits musical pairing with Austin-based singer/songwriter Bob Schneider, on his return visit to eTown to share music and stories spanning his varied career. Also with us is eTown newcomer Joan Shelley, who joins us to share beautiful, stripped down versions of songs from her widely acclaimed release Over and Even, as well more →

DeVotchKa / Kyle Emerson / Sr. Edna Lonergan
06/19/19 - 06/25/19 | 1925

This week’s eTown 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 →


Jessica Lea Mayfield / Birds of Chicago / Twesigye Jackson Kaguri (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 →

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 →

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 →

(PART ONE) 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 →

(PART TWO) 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 →