Hot Rize & Friends: Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan & Sam Bush
3/20/19 - 3/26/19 | 1912

This week features an impressive line-up of bluegrass impresarios. The legendary band Hot Rize (whose members include Pete Wernick, Tim O’Brien, Bryan Sutton and eTown’s own Nick Forster) celebrates its 40th anniversary with special guests and bluegrass heavy hitters Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan and Jerry Douglas. Grounded in the bluegrass traditions of artists like Bill Monroe, Flatt & more →

William Fitzsimmons / Raye Zaragoza / Bryan Ware (The Crayon Initiative)
3/13/19 - 3/19/19 | 1911

William Fitzismmons returns to the show with his a gentle, insightful sound (some compare him to Gregory Alan Isakov, Bon Iver and Sufjan Stevens). Also with us is a young newcomer, Raye Zaragoza, an award-winning singer, songwriter, and performer known for her song “In The River” written in support of the protests at Standing Rock. more →

Väsen / Sam Amidon / Robert Adamson (One Bistro)
3/6/19 - 3/12/19 | 1910

This week’s encore eTown program features a deep dive into folk music styles from around the world. The prolific Swedish folk band Väsen makes its first appearance on the show. Joining us for his second visit to eTown is American folk artist and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon, who shares his recent stripped down musical explorations. Plus more →

John Butler / Eliza Gilkyson / Frank Anello (Project Worthmore)
2/27/19 - 3/5/19 | 1909

We welcome back genre-bending singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist John Butler to the show this week. John is usually joined by his band as the John Butler Trio, but for this special episode, he joins us solo for an intimate, stripped down set. Also with us is long-time eTown friend and talented, thought-provoking folk singer/songwriter Eliza Gilkyson. Lastly, sandwiched more →

Fruition / Baskery / Sophia Watkins (Forest Fund)
2/20/19 - 2/26/19 | 1908

This week we revisit a fan-favorite episode featuring Portland, Oregon-based bluegrass/Americana group Fruition, who’ll share their unique take on acoustic-driven, high energy music. Also joining us this episode is Swedish alt-Americana group Baskery, three multi-instrumentalist sisters who are each a musical force of their own. Plus we check in with a young American woman currently more →


Joachim Cooder / Bonnie Paine / Sarah Evans (The Well Aware Project)
3/27/19 - 4/2/19 | 1913

It’s an eclectic hour of music and conversation this week as we’re joined by the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Joachim Cooder (a talent in his own right who also happens to be the son of the iconic musician Ry Cooder). Also making her first solo appearance on the show is singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Bonnie Paine (a founding member of more →

Beth Hart / John McEuen / Diane Cohen (Finger Lakes ReUse)
4/3/19 - 4/9/19 | 1914

In this week’s back-by-popular-demand re-airing, eTown welcomes the incredibly gifted singer/songwriter and piano virtuoso Beth Hart to the solar-powered stage at eTown Hall. Plus our longtime friend John McEuen, iconic American musician and founding member of the beloved Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, returns to the show. And we’ll hear a great eChievement Award story about more →

Shook Twins / Danny Barnes / Bill Lavin (Where Angels Play Foundation)
4/10/19 - 4/16/19 | 1915

This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Shook Twins, the Portland-based indie-folk duo (and twin sisters) known for their incredible harmonies as well as the wide range of instruments they play. Also with us is longtime friend of the show, gifted songwriter and player extraordinaire Danny Barnes (a past winner of The Steve more →

Tyminski / Angel Snow / Henry Red Cloud
(Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center)
4/17/19 - 4/23/19 | 1916

This week’s encore eTown broadcast features multi-instrumentalist and vocalist extraordinaire Tyminski (you may remember him as a member of Union Station; he’s also familiar to many as the singing voice for George Clooney’s on-screen character in ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ and as lead vocalist on Avicii’s international pop hit “Hey Brother”). We’re also joined more →

Greensky Bluegrass / Israel Nash / Christine Beck (U.S. National Junior Tennis League)
4/24/19 - 4/30/19 | 1917

It’s an eclectic hour of music and conversation this week as bluegrass/jam band Greensky Bluegrass returns to the show along with Texas genre-bending rock ‘n’ roller Israel Nash. We’ll also hear from about a couple who has been introducing tennis to inner-city youth since the 1970s as a vehicle for inspiring a lifelong affinity for more →