J.J. Cale (2002)

This week we are throwing it back to 2002 for an episode featuring one of the most influential songwriters of our time, J.J. Cale. Over a career that spanned more than a dozen albums of his own, beginning with ‘Naturally’ in 1972, Cale cultivated a quiet anonymity, doing few interviews, rarely performing live, and keeping more →

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John Hartford (2001)

This week we send birthday greetings to an icon, an American musical legend, and a good friend, Mr. John Hartford. John would’ve been turning 80 years old this week. This segment is from just a few weeks before John lost his battle with cancer back in 2001. John was joined by his friends David Grisman more →

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The Wood Brothers (2006)

This week we’d like to send some birthday love out to the one and only Chris Wood from The Wood Brothers. If you’ve ever seen Chris perform then you understand why he is the one and only. There aren’t many people out there that can play the upright bass quite like him or dance quite more →

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eTown Archive – Lyle Lovett (1991)

This week we’re digging deep as we throw it back to our first season in 1991 for an excerpt featuring our friend and prolific singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett. Lyle was one of the first artists to hop on board with eTown and over the years he has graced the eTown stage 4 times. It’s always a more →

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eTown Archive – Ben Harper (1994)

This week we’re looking back on a special show from all the way back in 1994 featuring our longtime friend, prolific singer and songwriter Ben Harper. It’s really hard to put Ben’s music down into one genre as he has covered so much ground throughout his career. We recently saw Ben perform on his tour more →

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eTown Archive – Gregory Alan Isakov (2013)

This week we’d like to send a birthday shout out to our longtime friend Gregory Alan Isakov. Greg is a fellow resident in our hometown of Boulder, Colorado and has been joining us on the eTown stage since early on his career, with his first visit a decade ago back in 2008. Since then he more →

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eTown Archive – John Prine (1996)

This week we’re looking back on a special show from all the way back in 1996 featuring legendary singer/songwriter John Prine. John turns 72 this week and is still at it on tour! His most recent release and his 20th album to date, ‘The Tree of Forgiveness’, has drawn rave reviews from across the musical more →

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eTown Archive – Nathaniel Rateliff (2013)

This week we’d like to send some birthday love out to our friend Nathaniel Rateliff. Nathaniel is somewhat of a hometime hero in our homestate of Colorado as he gained critical acclaim for his breakout album ‘Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’. He regularly sells out shows around the country including two sold out shows more →

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eTown Archive – Moby (2009)

This week we’re throwing it back to 2009 with legendary electronic musician, singer/songwriter, producer and activist Moby. Moby is most well known for his work in the electronic genre but here he joins us in a more stripped-down acoustic setting for this intimate performance that we recorded in Baltimore. Enjoy!

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eTown Archive – Leo Kottke (1992)

This week we’re sending birthday love out to legendary guitarist and longtime friend of the show Leo Kottke. Leo has been with us almost from the very beginning, as he joined us in our second season all the way back in 1992. Leo is a true master of his instrument and his signature fingerpicking style more →

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eTown Archive – Loudon Wainwright III (1993)

This week we’d like to send some birthday love to the one-and-only Loudon Wainwright III. We’ve had the pleasure of having Loudon on the show 9 times throughout the years, the first of which is this excerpt from 1993. His classic wit was on display!

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eTown Archive – Willie Nelson (1996)

This week we’re going all the way back to August 22, 1996, when we had the pleasure of welcoming country music legend Willie Nelson to the eTown stage. Willie is one of the best songwriters, storytellers, singers and guitar players that we know and we’re so thrilled that he is still at it at age more →

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eTown Archive – John Hiatt (1995)

Fresh out of the eTown Archives this week is an excerpt from a special eTown show from all the way back in 1995 featuring master lyricist and satirical storyteller John Hiatt! John has released an astounding 23 albums throughout his career and we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming him to the eTown stage 3 times.

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eTown Archive – Steve Martin w/ The Steep Canyon Rangers (2012)

This week we’re sending birthday love out to the legendary, actor, comedian, author, and musician Steve Martin. Steve has always included his banjo playing in his comedy routines throughout his career and has been focused more on playing music since the early 2000s. He often collaborates with fellow bluegrass group The Steep Canyon Rangers, who more →

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eTown Archive – Rodney Crowell (2003)

This week, join us as we send some birthday love out to prolific Country singer and songwriter Rodney Crowell. We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Rodney to the show 3 times, the first of which was this show from 2003!

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eTown Archive – Buddy Guy (2001)

This week we would like to send some birthday love out to the legendary bluesman Buddy Guy. We have had the honor of welcoming Buddy to the eTown stage a couple of times and today we look back on his first visit from back August of 2001. Enjoy!

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eTown Archive – Arlo Guthrie (1995)

In celebration of Arlo Guthrie’s 70th birthday this past week we wanted to look back on a classic eTown episode from February 1995, the first time Arlo visited eTown. He was joined by his son Abe for part of his set and even shared some of his poetry about Moose in Massachusetts. Enjoy!

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John Paul White / Marley’s Ghost / Kathleen Baumgardner (FoCo Cafe)

In this week’s episode, we’re joined by singer/songwriter/producer John Paul White who originally joined us back in 2011 as part of the widely popular musical duo The Civil Wars. Our longtime friends in the genre-bending Americana group Marley’s Ghost also stop in for another visit to eTown Hall’s solar-powered stage. Lots of great music and conversation with our musical guests, plus more →

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eTown Archive – In Remembrance of Henry Butler (2003)

Today we remember Henry Butler, who passed away this week at the age of 69. Butler was a cornerstone of the New Orleans sound and a prime force in the city’s piano tradition. Away from the piano, in spite of being blind, Butler was an enthusiastic photographer, which you can hear all about in Nick’s more →

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eTown Archive – Chuck Prophet (2009)

If anyone was born with a rock and roll heart, it’s Chuck Prophet. A long-time friend of the show, Chuck has gained a cult following since he began recording and producing music in 1985. He’s been on the show 4 times and today we look back on one of our favorites from 2009. “Let Freedom more →

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eTown Archive – Colin Hay (2013)

Scottish-born, Australian singer/songwriter Colin Hay, of Men at Work fame, has always been a fan-favorite when he visits the eTown stage. He has accomplished quite a lot throughout his solo career, putting out 13 albums! Join us as we revisit his trip to eTown from back in 2013.

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eTown Archive – Grace Potter (2010)

This week we’ve dug up a show from May of 2010 featuring Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. At the time Grace and her band were emerging as one of the nation’s foremost rock bands with a rabid fan following. Now, in 2018, Grace has solidified herself as one of the foremost female rockers in music today. Sit back, enjoy, more →

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Dave Alvin / Jimmie Dale Gilmore / Elaine Hamel (Girls at Work)

It’s an hour packed full of great songwriting and storytelling on the airwaves this week with singer/songwriter/guitarist/poet Dave Alvin and singer/songwriter/actor Jimmie Dale Gilmore. We dig deep into the songbooks of each artist, and hear some great road stories and insights into the many influences that have shaped their musical styles. Jimmie and Dave will perform both solo more →

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eTown Archive – David Gray @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (2006)

English singer/songwriter David Gray was catapulted into the spotlight with the release of his album ‘White Ladder’ in 1998. Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of having David on the show 3 times. One of those times was at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre here in home state of Colorado in 2006. Today we revisit more →

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eTown Archive – Ray LaMontagne (2008)

This week we are kicking off our weekly dig into the eTown Archives with a special snippet from a show back in 2008 at the Boulder Theatre with Ray LaMontagne.Be on the lookout as we will be releasing tons of content from the Archives weekly. Wherever you are this Saturday, sit back and enjoy!

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Leftover Salmon / Paul Thorn / Jen Kay (CU Boulder)

We’re joined this week by the high energy band and old friends Leftover Salmon, known for their fast licks, clever lyrics and fun loving stage presence. Also with us, singer/songwriter Paul Thorn, who brings his muscular brand of roots rock – bluesy, at times rocking and always infectious. Plus Nick talks with scientist and professor Jen Kay about some alarming developments more →

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Rodney Crowell / Robert Ellis / Mona Purdy (Share Your Soles)

It’s a special encore broadcast this week, featuring two-time Grammy Award winner and legendary singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell to the solar-powered stage at eTown Hall. Rodney joins forces with eTown host Nick Forster and the eTown house band to share music from his recent collection of recordings entitled Close Ties. Also joining us is talented Texas singer/songwriter Robert Ellis. Plus there’s a more →

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The Travelin’ McCourys / Liz Vice / Lina Sergie Attar (Karam Foundation)

This week we’re joined on the air by the  Nashville, TN-based bluegrass band The Travelin’ McCourys. As the sons of the legendary Del McCoury, Ronnie and Rob McCoury continue their father’s legacy of stellar bluegrass music (along with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram). We’re also visited by Gospel, soul, and R&B vocalist Liz Vice who’s been more →

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Calexico / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Veronika Scott (The Empowerment Plan)

This week, hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome the eclectic, Latin/country/jazz/rock  influenced sound of Arizona-based music veterans Calexico to the eTown airwaves. And Texas music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard shares some great music and hilarious stories. Our eChievement Award story this week focuses on a young Detroit woman who’s found a brilliant way to provide warmth for the homeless more →

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Noam Pikelny / The Lee Boys / Jonathan Rose

In this week’s ‘back by popular demand’  broadcast/podcast, Punch Brothers’ band member and banjo impresario Noam Pikelny shares some of his original songs from his latest  CD as a solo artist. Also with us is the Miami-based “sacred steel” band The Lee Boys, who bring their powerhouse, gospel-influenced sound to eTown’s solar-powered stage. And Nick has a conversation more →

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Billy Strings / Jon Stickley Trio / Arif Khan (Depave)

This week on the air, we’re joined by up-and-coming bluegrass artist Billy Strings. Whether sharing stages with acoustic music royalty, crisscrossing the nation playing as a solo artist or performing high-energy, jaw-dropping sets at festivals, the reaction to Billy Strings tends to come in two varieties: “Who is this guy?” and “That kid can play!” Also more →

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David Bromberg Quintet / Jonatha Brooke / Himalayan Cataract Project

It’s a special encore broadcast/podcast as we revisit an eTown fan favorite. Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, musical icon  and old friend David Bromberg, plus talented Americana folk/rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jonatha Brooke, provide great music this week. Plus we’ll feature yet another inspiring eChievement Award story, this time about Dr. Geoff Tabin, a man helping the blind see again more →

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Marlon Williams / Esmé Patterson / Doug Vilsack (Elephant Energy)

This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist and New Zealand native Marlon Williams! Known until recently for performing more in the country, bluegrass, and folk realm, Marlon‘s latest musical direction explores several different genres ranging anywhere from pop to 50s doo-wop to country/Americana crooning in a way that reveals his ever-reaching efforts to grow and more →

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William Bell / Alejandro Escovedo / Justin Kruger (Project Helping)

eTown welcomes legendary soul singer/songwriter William Bell for his very first visit to eTown. Known throughout the world for penning such soul classics as “You Don’t Miss Your Water” and “Born Under A Bad Sign”, William takes the stage with eTown’s house band to share music from his latest release, as well as a few classics. Also more →

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Sarah Jarosz / Hymn For Her / Paula Klaussen (Project Mercy)

This week, we welcome back long-time friend and musical virtuoso Sarah Jarosz to the eTown airwaves to share from her latest collection of songs. Sarah continues to skyrocket in her career, all while doing things her own way. We’ll learn more about what’s happening in her world these days, during her conversation with eTown host Nick Forster. more →

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Tyminski / Angel Snow / Henry Red Cloud (Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center)

This week, we welcome genre bending 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, more recently, as lead vocalist on Avicii’s international pop hit “Hey Brother”). We’re also joined by up-and-coming, indie-folk more →

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John Oates / Lilly Hyatt / Helen Thorpe (Author of “The Newcomers”)

We’re joined this week by rock/R&B/soul guitarist, singer/songwriter (and half of legendary duo Hall & Oates) John Oates! His new solo project Arkansas is inspired by the music and legacy of the legendary Mississippi John Hurt and encompasses other artists and styles that represent the dawn of American popular music. Also with us is Tennessee-based singer/songwriter Lilly more →

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Steep Canyon Rangers / Matt the Electrician / Susan Chidley (Children Without Shoes Int’l)

In this week’s encore broadcast, Grammy Award-winning bluegrass outfit Steep Canyon Rangers bring their energetic sound back to eTown to share music from their recent collection of songs, fittingly titled Radio. Also with us this week is Austin-based singer/songwriter Matt The Electrician who brings his unique and witty music to the eTown stage, where he joins forces with Nick, Helen more →

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Hot Rize & Friends: Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas & Sam Bush

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 & Scruggs, and more →

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Beth Hart / John McEuen / Diane Cohen (Finger Lakes ReUse)

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 more →

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Väsen / Sam Amidon / Robert Adamson (One Bistro)

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 for his more →

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