William Fitzsimmons / Raye Zaragoza / Award: Bryan Ware (The Crayon Initiative)
03/25/2020 - 03/31/2020 | 2013

William Fitzsimmons returns to the show with his gentle, insightful sound (some compare him to Gregory Alan Isakov, Bon Iver, and Sufjan Stevens). Also with us: young Raye Zaragoza, who is already an established singer, songwriter, and performer as well as a Native American activist. Plus we’ve got a heartwarming eChievement Award story about a more →

Railroad Earth / Matt Andersen / Interview: Bill Bennett (Sweet Relief Musician’s Fund)
03/18/2020 - 03/24/2020 | 2012

The iconic group Railroad Earth returns to eTown after five years to share their unique sound, featuring elements of progressive bluegrass, folk, rock, country, jazz, and more. We’ll also be joined by blues powerhouse Matt Andersen, for his second visit to eTown. And we’ll hear from the current executive director of a national organization that more →

Colin Hay / Doyle Bramhall II / Interview: Kate Greenberg (National Young Farmers Coalition)
03/11/2020 - 03/17/2020 | 2011

In this popular re-airing, eTown welcomes back one of the most recognizable musical voices of our generation, Colin Hay (of Men at Work fame), who brings music from his latest collection of recordings. And Austin guitar virtuoso Doyle Bramhall II makes his eTown debut this week to share new songs plus discuss his illustrious musical more →

Blind Pilot / Mirah / George Basch (Himalayan Stove Project)
03/04/2020 - 03/10/2020 | 2010

eTown welcomes two newcomers to the fold this week for lots of great music and conversation. Indie-folk outfit Blind Pilot makes the trek to eTown’s solar-powered stage from Portland, Oregon to share music from their latest effort, entitled And Then Like Lions. Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Mirah also makes her first stop in eTown. You’ll learn more more →

The Milk Carton Kids / Rose Cousins / Award: Roz Babener (Community Warehouse)
02/26/2020 - 03/03/2020 | 2009

This week on eTown, The Milk Carton Kids, an American Indie folk duo, return for their second visit to eTown along with Canadian folk-pop singer/songwriter Rose Cousins for her eTown debut. We’ll also hear from an eChievement Award winner who founded a community furniture and goods bank to help those in need in the Portland more →


The Lil Smokies / Jack Broadbent / Interview: Xiye Bastida
04/01/2020 - 04/07/2020 | 2014

Our musical guests this week include the Missoula-based bluegrass, folk band The Lil Smokies, for their first ever visit to eTown. We’re also joined by UK-born singer/songwriter Jack Broadbent, who received his start as a busker and is known for his unique blend of acoustic and slide guitar with folk and blues-inspired vocals. Also, Nick more →

Joachim Cooder / Bonnie Paine / Award: Sarah Evans (Well Aware)
04/08/2020 - 04/14/2020 | 2015

It’s an eclectic hour of music and conversation in this week’s rerun with 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 and multi-instrumentalist Bonnie Paine (a founding member more →

Special eTown Archival Earth Day Show
04/15/2020 - 04/21/2020 | 2016

In honor of Earth Day, eTown revisits some of its favorite moments from a host of past eTown musical guests, eChievement Award winners, and interviews.

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Shook Twins / Danny Barnes / Award: Bill Lavin (Where Angels Play Foundation)
04/22/2020 - 04/28/2020 | 2017

For this week’s encore broadcast, 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 Martin more →

Allen Stone / Nikki Lane / Interview: Marc Barasch
04/29/2020 - 05/05/2020 | 2018

This week on the eTown airwaves, we welcome neo-soul and modern R&B artist Allen Stone. Also with us for her second visit to eTown is Nashville-based American country and rock singer/songwriter Nikki Lane. Nick also has a conversation with a man who discusses how a regenerative agricultural revolution could be a solution to reversing climate more →