John Butler / Eliza Gilkyson / Award: Frank Anello (Project Worthmore)
02/12/2020 - 02/18/2020 | 2007

For this week’s encore broadcast, 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 joined us solo for an intimate, stripped down set. Also with us is long-time eTown friend and talented, thought-provoking folk more →

Capitol Sun Rays / John Long / Award: Laura Stachel (We Care Solar)
02/05/2020 - 02/11/2020 | 2006

For their first visit to eTown, we’re honored to welcome the recently formed rootsy super group Capitol Sun Rays. The group is made up by the talented Luther Dickinson, Amy Helm, Grahame Lesh along with the three core members of a real eTown favorite, Birds of Chicago: Allison Russell, JT Nero, and Drew Lindsay. We more →

Gregory Alan Isakov / Rayland Baxter / Award: Dara Schoenwald (Volunteer Cleanup)
1/29/20 - 2/4/20 | 2005

This week, we’re joined on the airwaves by one of our good friends (not to mention one of our favorite songwriters out there), Gregory Alan Isakov. This is Gregory’s sixth time on the show (his first all the way back in 2008) and he shares tunes from his critically acclaimed new record ‘Evening Machines.’ Also more →

The Band of Heathens / Stephen Kellogg / Award: Jamie Van Leeuwen (Global Livingston Institute)
01/22/2020 - 01/28/2020 | 2004

Austin, TX-based artists, The Band of Heathens, join us this week to share some tunes, including a few from their album ‘A Message From the People Revisited’, in which they reimagine Ray Charles’ 1972 classic of the same name. In addition, we’re joined by popular Americana/folk singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg. And we’ll talk with Jamie Van more →

Laura Veirs / Aaron Lee Tasjan / Award: Peter Mui (Fixit Clinic)
01/15/2020 - 01/21/2020 | 2003

We welcome folk-pop singer/songwriter Laura Veirs for her first eTown appearance. A prolific songwriter for nearly 20 years, Veirs has garnered praise throughout the years with her exquisite folk-pop sound. Also joining us for his first eTown visit is a truly gifted, one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter, Aaron Lee Tasjan. And we’ll have a conversation with this week’s more →


Väsen / Sam Amidon / Award: Robert Adamson (One Bistro)
02/19/2020 - 02/25/2020 | 2008

This week’s eTown program features a deep dive into folk music styles from around the world. First up, the prolific Swedish folk band Väsen makes its first appearance on the show. Their musical collaboration has spanned decades; theirs is a rich, unique, beautiful sound, and their performance on eTown features rare, one-of-a-kind instruments. Joining us 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 →

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

Our musical guests this week include the nationally acclaimed indie-folk group Blind Pilot from Portland, Oregon, as well as Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Mirah. In addition, we’ll share an interesting eChievement Award conversation with the founder of an organization combating the drastically negative health and environmental effects of traditional but highly pollutive cooking methods in the Himalayas. more →

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

eTown welcomes back one of the most recognizable musical voices of our generation, Colin Hay (known in part as his work as a member of Men at Work). And Austin guitar virtuoso Doyle Bramhall II makes a trip to eTown this week to share some original songs. Plus Nick talks with a representative of the more →