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eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast/podcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.

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eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast/podcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.

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Etown is one of the best!

By werttyuioophfdasfhkl - Oct 06 2019
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Every etown show is a celebration of good work and good music!

Love it, thank you Forresters

By GoMuresan - Oct 15 2018
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I love both the music and the concern for the community that etown delivers.

iTunes Ratings

102 Ratings
Average Ratings
88
7
2
5
0

Etown is one of the best!

By werttyuioophfdasfhkl - Oct 06 2019
Read more
Every etown show is a celebration of good work and good music!

Love it, thank you Forresters

By GoMuresan - Oct 15 2018
Read more
I love both the music and the concern for the community that etown delivers.
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eTown

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eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast/podcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.

Rank #1: Bob Weir / John Fullbright (Pt. 1)

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Be sure to tune in to eTown this week for part one of a special two-part broadcast featuring the legendary singer/songwriter and Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir, plus Americana artist John Fullbright. While we’ve been lucky to have both artists with us in previous years, this marks the first time we’ve been able to host Weir at eTown […]

Sep 12 2018

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Rank #2: Billy Strings / Jon Stickley Trio / Arif Khan (Depave)

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In this week’s back-by-popular-demand re-airing, we’re joined by popular young bluegrass artist Billy Strings (@bstrings1). 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 Trio (@jonstickleytrio).

Plus, we’ll have a conversation with our eChievement Award winner of the week who’s founded a group that’s transforming abandoned paved places into urban gardens, parks and more.

Watch videos at: www.etown.org

Jul 10 2019

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Rank #3: Gregory Alan Isakov / Rayland Baxter / Dara Schoenwald (Volunteer Cleanup)

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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 (@GregoryAIsakov). 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 with us: Alt-country/American singer/songwriter Rayland Baxter (@RaylandisHere), a truly one-of-a-kind performer and individual (don’t miss his interview w/Nick).

Plus we’ll hear from Dara Schoenwald, who along with her husband, founded Volunteer Cleanup, a website that connects potential volunteers with organized shoreline cleanups all over their state.

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Feb 06 2019

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Rank #4: Hiss Golden Messenger / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / Dr. Kenneth Lacovara

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This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Americana/folk band Hiss Golden Messenger, whose sound is deeply influenced by country, soul, blues, and rock. We’re very excited to have them on the show for the first time. Also with us are accomplished songwriters Chris Hillman (The Byrds) and Herb Pedersen. Rounding things out, we have a conversation with […]

Aug 08 2018

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Rank #5: eTown Archive – Steve Martin w/ The Steep Canyon Rangers (2012)

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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 […]

Aug 11 2018

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Rank #6: Tyler Childers / The Suitcase Junket / Chad Bernstein (Guitars Over Guns)

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This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Americana/country singer/songwriter Tyler Childers. Tyler fuses gritty original song lyrics with the folk, bluegrass and rock influences of his Appalachian upbringing.

Also with us is “one-man-band” The Suitcase Junket, with his one of a kind sound created from an array of instruments all played at once.

Rounding things out, we have a conversation with eChievement Award winner Chad Bernstein, founder of Guitars Over Guns, an organization that provides mentoring to at-risk youth through music and arts education as an alternative to the negative and harmful influences that typically dominate their environments.

Oct 23 2019

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Rank #7: Greensky Bluegrass / Israel Nash / Christine Beck (U.S. National Junior Tennis League)

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It’s an eclectic hour of music and conversation this week as bluegrass/jam band Greensky Bluegrass (@campgreensky) returns to the show along with Texas genre-bending rock ‘n’ roller Israel Nash (@israelnash).

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 learning.

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Apr 24 2019

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Rank #8: Willie Nelson / Kacey Musgraves

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This special encore broadcast is from our “eTown on the Road” series. Visiting with us is legendary outlaw country artist Willie Nelson, who features great songs from the stage at Denver’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater. Willie has a candid conversation with Nick (direct from Willie’s tour bus!).

Also on the show is first-time eTown visitor Kacey Musgraves, who’s been on an astronomical trajectory as one of country music’s rapidly rising stars since winning Album of the Year at the Grammy’s in 2018 for her breakout ‘Golden Hour’.

Watch videos at:  www.etown.org

Sep 11 2019

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Rank #9: eTown in Boone, NC: Mandolin Orange / Josh Ritter / Ali Casparian (Bounty and Soul Food Rescue)

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This week, it’s a special ‘eTown on the Road’ show! We’re joined by gifted singer/songwriter Josh Ritter (@joshritter) and Americana/bluegrass duo Mandolin Orange (@Mandolin_Orange). The show takes place at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts in Boone, North Carolina.

We partnered with Appalachian State University’s Energy Summit, An Appalachian Summer Festival (@AppalachianArts), and 88.7 WNCW (@WNCW) for this eclectic event of music and conversation.

Along with our musical guests, we were also joined by Ali Casparian of Bounty and Soul Food Rescue, an organization that is creating healthier communities by providing fresh healthy food, nutrition literacy, and health & wellness resources. Plus Lee Ball, Chief Sustainability Officer at Appalachian State, talks with Nick about the Energy Summit purpose and goals.

Learn more about / Donate to Bounty and Soul Food Rescue at www.bountyandsoul.org

Watch full videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Nov 07 2018

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Rank #10: eTown Archive – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings (1999)

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Join us in the eTown Archive this week as we revisit a special show from 1999 featuring two of our favorite artists out there – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings!

Sep 30 2018

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Rank #11: Jonathan Wilson / Steve Earle / Samir Lakhani (Eco-Soap Bank)

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Joining us for the first time this week is Psychedelic Folk-Rock songwriter and producer Jonathan Wilson (@songsofjw). He’s an amazing musician, a sought after producer (Connor Oberst, Father John Misty, Dawes and many others...) as well as a proficient sideman (he spent two years on the road as part of Roger Waters’ touring band).

And back again for his 9th visit is the iconic and prolific Country/Americana singer-songwriter Steve Earle (@SteveEarle).  He came to eTown to showcase his recent tribute album to the legendary Guy Clark.

Rounding things out is the winner our eChievement Award - Samir Lakhani, a young man who founded a humanitarian non-profit organization dedicated to improving sanitary conditions in developing countries.

Watch videos from this episode at www.etown.org

May 15 2019

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Rank #12: Rising Appalachia / Ramy Essam / Joseph Teipel

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This week, we welcome Rising Appalachia (@RisingApp), 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(@RamyEssam), known as “The Singer of the Egyptian Revolution.” And the finale collaboration between Nick, Helen, and our musical guests this week is one of the most inspiring ever done on eTown.

We round things out with an eChievement Award story about a man who’s helping folks in low-income neighbourhoods obtain healthy food by creating their own gardens.

Watch videos at etown.org

Jul 03 2019

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Rank #13: The Wailin’ Jennys / Willie Watson / Dr. Patricia Limerick

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This week we’ve got both ‘Wailin’ and Willy! Our musical guests, all making their first visit to eTown, are the incredible Canadian trio of singers known as The Wailin’ Jennys (@thewailinjennys)(their three-part harmonies will make you cry) as well as singer/songwriter Willie Watson (@WillieWatsongs), co-founder of the band @crowmedicine and talented traditional music enthusiast now enjoying a successful solo career.

All of that plus a conversation w/ Western historian Dr. Patricia Limerick (University of Colorado Boulder & Center of the American West) about the importance of the role of immigrants in the formation of our country

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org.

Oct 17 2018

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Rank #14: eTown on the Road: Lafayette, LA w/ Rhiannon Giddens & More

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It’s a not-to-be-missed ‘eTown On the Road’ episode this week! In this special two-part re-broadcast, eTown heads to the beautiful Acadiana Center for the Arts (@AcadianaArts) in Lafayette, Louisiana to delve into the origins and vast musical styles of this rich cultural area.

There’ll be lots of great music from local artists including Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and banjo player Rhiannon Giddens (@RhiannonGiddens), Dirk Powell, The Band Courtbouillon, and a host of other artists. Also in Part One, we interview Joel Savoy and Josh Caffery, producers of the Grammy-nominated recording project entitled ‘I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax in the Evangeline Country.’

Jan 09 2019

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Rank #15: Hot Rize & Friends: Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan & Sam Bush

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This week features an impressive line-up of bluegrass impresarios. The legendary band Hot Rize (@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 BushStuart Duncan and Jerry Douglas. Grounded in the bluegrass traditions of artists like Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and the Stanley Brothers, the members of Hot Rize have forged a path and a sound all their own since forming back in 1978.

This beloved and iconic band is now taking an extended, open-ended ‘hiatus,’ all the more reason to not miss this incredible musical gathering, which includes a special audience Q&A with Hot Rize (moderated by eTown’s own Helen Forster).

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Mar 20 2019

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Rank #16: Darrell Scott / Kaia Kater / Award: Becca Stevens (Thistle Farms)

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The seasoned and the new meet this week on eTown: veteran songwriter, guitarist, and singer extraordinaire Darrell Scott pairs up with our other musical guest, the bright, young, up-and-coming Canadian singer/songwriter Kaia Kater.

Plus we’ll share an eChievement Award story about a woman who has helped hundreds of women transitioning from prison into the every day world, a daunting task made easier by the support our winner provides.

Nov 13 2019

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Rank #17: Patty Griffin / John Smith / Award: Jordan Kassalow (VisionSpring)

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Veteran singer/songwriter Patty Griffin returns to the eTown stage after a long absence, and talented Brit John Smith brings his brilliant songwriting and gifted singing and playing to share during his first visit to eTown.

Plus, we’ll hear a truly awesome eChievement Award story about the founder of an organization that provides glasses (and a new lease on life) for thousands of people around the world who’ve been misdiagnosed as blind.

Watch videos at: eTown

Dec 04 2019

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Rank #18: Andrew Bird / Leif Vollebekk / Tom Chappell (Tom’s of Maine)

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This week we revisit a fan-favorite episode featuring singer/songwriter and violin virtuoso Andrew Bird (@andrewbird). Andrew got his start in the popular bands Squirrel Nut Zippers and Bowl of Fire before embarking on what has become a very successful solo career.

Also joining us on this encore episode is Canadian indie-folk artist Leif Vollebekk (@leifvollebekk), who shares music from his latest collection of songs (his conversation with Nick is hilarious, worth tuning in for!).

Plus we’ll check in with Tom Chappell, co-founder of the Tom’s of Maine (@TomsofMaine), to hear about his latest endeavor, Rambler's Way: providing jobs and raising awareness about the importance (and profitability) of sustainable wool.

Learn more about Rambler's Way at www.ramblersway.com

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Nov 21 2018

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Rank #19: Jack Johnson / The Weather Station / Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Coral)

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This week brings a special encore broadcast featuring renowned singer/songwriter and avid environmental activist Jack Johnson. Jack shares some of his recent music as well as a few old favorites. Canadian The Weather Station (folk artist Tamara Lindeman) joins us as well. And we’ll hear from enviro-filmmaker Jeff Orlowski who discusses his latest film, Chasing Coral, which documents the pressing danger […]

Oct 03 2018

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Rank #20: Tyminski / Angel Snow / Henry Red Cloud (Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center)

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This week’s encore eTown broadcast features multi-instrumentalist and vocalist extraordinaire Tyminski (@tyminskimusic)(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 by talented up-and-coming indie-folk singer/songwriter Angel Snow (@ImAngelSnow).

Rounding things out, our eChievement Award story this week features Native American Henry Red Cloud, who discusses how he’s brought solar power, green technology and employment to reservations throughout the country.

Learn more about / Donate to Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center at lakotasolarenterprises.com

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Apr 17 2019

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The Band of Heathens / Stephen Kellogg / Award: Jamie Van Leeuwen (Global Livingston Institute)

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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 Leeuwen, this week’s eChievement Award winner, who is the founder of an organization using music to connect a diverse group of people in Africa, in order to provide health education and care.

Jan 22 2020

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Laura Veirs / Aaron Lee Tasjan / Award: Peter Mui (Fixit Clinic)

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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 eChievement Award winner, Peter Mui of California, founder of the Fixit Clinic network.

Jan 15 2020

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Valerie June / Mick Flannery/ Award: Anne Rolfes (Louisiana Bucket Brigade)

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Memphis singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June joins us for her first visit to eTown. Her unique sound is a mixture of folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian and bluegrass.

Singer and songwriter Mick Flannery, who hails from County Cork in Ireland, is our other musical guest.

And we’ll hear from Ann Rolfes the founder of Louisiana Bucket Brigade an environmental health and justice organization based in New Orleans which works with communities to help them hold state oil refineries and chemical plants in their neighborhoods accountable for following clean air standards.

Jan 08 2020

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Delbert McClinton / Robert Finley /Award: Chris Pallister

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Our first broadcast of 2020 features Grammy Award-winning blues multi-instrumentalist Delbert McClinton and blues and soul singer/songwriter and guitarist Robert Finley. Plus Nick sits down with Chris Pallister, the founder of Gulf of Alaska Keeper to learn how his organization is protecting the waters and habitat of the Northern Gulf of Alaska. It’s another “back by popular demand” re-airing!

Jan 01 2020

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Christone “Kingfish” Ingram / Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms / Interview: Nona Yehia (Vertical Harvest)

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Two eTown newcomers grace the show this week: brilliant young bluesman Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, a 20 year old guitar/vocal/writing sensation; and the tasteful, charismatic singing and playing duo Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms. Plus, we’ll hear from a well-versed, passionate vertical farming advocate. It’s a classic eTown broadcast/podcast you won’t want to miss!

Dec 26 2019

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eTown’s Holiday Special

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Nick and Helen share their favorite eTown holiday moments from a host of past eTown musical visitors.

Dec 18 2019

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Ron Pope / Pieta Brown / Award: Martin Tyner & Scout the Eagle (Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah)

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First time visitor to eTown, Ron Pope, joins us with some of his original songs; plus Pieta Brown returns to eTown after several years to share some of her well crafted tunes. And a golden eagle named Scout appears on the eTown stage in person with his “personal human” (and dear friend) who has been single-handedly saving injured wildlife in Utah for decades.

Watch videos at: etown.org

Dec 11 2019

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Patty Griffin / John Smith / Award: Jordan Kassalow (VisionSpring)

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Veteran singer/songwriter Patty Griffin returns to the eTown stage after a long absence, and talented Brit John Smith brings his brilliant songwriting and gifted singing and playing to share during his first visit to eTown.

Plus, we’ll hear a truly awesome eChievement Award story about the founder of an organization that provides glasses (and a new lease on life) for thousands of people around the world who’ve been misdiagnosed as blind.

Watch videos at: eTown

Dec 04 2019

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Strand of Oaks / Anna Burch / Award: Murray Fisher (Billion Oyster Project)

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One of our all time favorites, Strand of Oaks, returns to the eTown stage this week. This dynamic, gifted writer and singer (and one of the genuinely nicest people you’ll ever meet) brings his full band this time around.

Coming solo to round out the musical portion of the show is young Anna Burch of Detroit, Michigan.

And we’ll have an award interview with a young man who’s come up with a truly unique and natural way to clean up the polluted waters of New York Harbor.

Nov 27 2019

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Loreena McKennitt / Greg Laswell / Sue Lee (Sock It To ’em Sock Campaign)

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This week’s encore program features the lovely Loreena McKennitt. McKennitt’s “eclectic Celtic” music has received critical acclaim worldwide; she’s won gold, platinum, and multi-platinum sales awards in fifteen countries across four continents. We’re happy to welcome her back.

Also with us, rising star and folk-pop singer/songwriter Greg Laswell.

Plus we’ll have a conversation with eChievement Award winner Sue Lee, founder of the Sock It To Em Sock Campaign, which provides much-needed socks to the homeless.

Nov 25 2019

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Darrell Scott / Kaia Kater / Award: Becca Stevens (Thistle Farms)

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The seasoned and the new meet this week on eTown: veteran songwriter, guitarist, and singer extraordinaire Darrell Scott pairs up with our other musical guest, the bright, young, up-and-coming Canadian singer/songwriter Kaia Kater.

Plus we’ll share an eChievement Award story about a woman who has helped hundreds of women transitioning from prison into the every day world, a daunting task made easier by the support our winner provides.

Nov 13 2019

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Jack Johnson / The Weather Station / Interview: Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Coral)

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This week brings a special encore broadcast featuring renowned singer/songwriter and avid environmental activist Jack Johnson. Jack shares some of his recent music as well as a few old favorites.

Canadian The Weather Station (folk artist Tamara Lindeman) joins us as well.

And we’ll hear from enviro-filmmaker Jeff Orlowski who discusses his latest film, Chasing Coral, which documents the pressing danger to the world’s crucial ecosystems housed in declining coral reefs. Its a climate-themed eTown classic, direct from eTown’s solar-powered performance space – eTown Hall.

Nov 06 2019

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Damien Jurado / Laura Gibson / Award: Charles Robbins of Project Angel Heart

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Two ethereal singer/songwriters from the great Northwest join us this week: Damien Jurado, native to Seattle, Washington, but more recently relocated to Los Angeles, returns to eTown for his second visit;

and Laura Gibson, who grew up in Coquille, Oregon, a small logging town and now lives in Portland (a bit of trivia: Laura was the first performer on NPR’s Tiny Desk Series).

And our eChievement Award winner, Charles Robbins of Project Angel Heart, is a man who founded a nonprofit to provide medically tailored meals to critically ill people, providing ease, care, much needed nutrition and, in many cases, saving lives.

Oct 30 2019

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Tyler Childers / The Suitcase Junket / Chad Bernstein (Guitars Over Guns)

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This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Americana/country singer/songwriter Tyler Childers. Tyler fuses gritty original song lyrics with the folk, bluegrass and rock influences of his Appalachian upbringing.

Also with us is “one-man-band” The Suitcase Junket, with his one of a kind sound created from an array of instruments all played at once.

Rounding things out, we have a conversation with eChievement Award winner Chad Bernstein, founder of Guitars Over Guns, an organization that provides mentoring to at-risk youth through music and arts education as an alternative to the negative and harmful influences that typically dominate their environments.

Oct 23 2019

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The Waifs / Jim Lauderdale / Award: Andreas Karelas of RE-volv

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Our musical guests this week have one thing in common: They’re all returning to the eTown stage after many years. First up are The Waifs, the dynamic Australian band headed up by sisters Vikki Thorn and Donna Simpson.

Also joining us is gifted singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale, whose songs have been recorded by a Who’s Who of country stars over the years.

And we’ll hear from the Andreas Karelas young founder of RE-volv, a nonprofit that enables other nonprofits around the country to go solar, despite their modest budgets.

Oct 16 2019

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Michael Franti / Victoria Canal / Award: Dr. William Brown of One Medical Relief

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Back by popular demand! This rebroadcast features prolific musician, humanitarian, filmmaker, and activist Michael Franti, well known for his amazing stage presence as well as using his music as a vehicle for positive change.

Also joining us, up-and-coming singer/songwriter Victoria Canal.

Rounding things out, Nick sits down with Dr. William Brown of One World Medical Relief who is using cosmetic surgery who works in 3rd world countries to give children with birth defects a chance at a normal life.

Oct 09 2019

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The Infamous Stringdusters / Molly Tuttle / Award: Maria Rose Belding of MEANS

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The high energy, Grammy winning bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters return to the eTown stage this week for their third visit, bringing a fresh crop of original songs.

Also with us is Molly Tuttle, a California native who moved to Nashville a few years ago. Molly’s been performing since a young age (as a member of her family’s band, The Tuttles) and in more recent years she’s gone on to start her own solo career. Despite only being in her mid-twenties, she’s already won several awards, including as the first female recipient of the IBMA’s coveted Guitar Player of the Year Award.

Rounding out the hour is an award story about a young woman who founded an international online database that connects food donors with organizations that feed the hungry, saving edible food from the landfill in the process.

Oct 02 2019

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Hiss Golden Messenger / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / Interview: Dr. Kenneth Lacovara

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This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Americana/folk band Hiss Golden Messenger, whose sound is deeply influenced by country, soul, blues, and rock. We’re very excited to have them on the show for the first time.

Also with us are accomplished songwriters Chris Hillman (The Byrds) and Herb Pedersen

Rounding things out, we have a conversation with renowned paleontologist, explorer, and author Dr. Kenneth Lacovara.

Watch videos at www.etown.org

Sep 25 2019

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Bettye LaVette / Vilray / Award Winner: Rose Tourje of ANEW

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We’ve got a soulful hour of music and conversation this week featuring the legendary soul singer Bettye LaVette. Bettye’s gift is being able to take a song, whether well known or obscure, from any genre and make it completely her own. She began performing and recording during the birth of soul music in the 60s and is still touring today.

Also with us is NYC-based composer and musician Vilray, who offers jazz and country-style swing music as it was performed in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.

All of this, plus a conversation with Rose Tourje, founder of a nonprofit organization that rescues usable office furniture, supplies, and equipment from the landfill, then sends it to schools and organizations in poorer areas.

Sep 18 2019

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Willie Nelson / Kacey Musgraves

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This special encore broadcast is from our “eTown on the Road” series. Visiting with us is legendary outlaw country artist Willie Nelson, who features great songs from the stage at Denver’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater. Willie has a candid conversation with Nick (direct from Willie’s tour bus!).

Also on the show is first-time eTown visitor Kacey Musgraves, who’s been on an astronomical trajectory as one of country music’s rapidly rising stars since winning Album of the Year at the Grammy’s in 2018 for her breakout ‘Golden Hour’.

Watch videos at:  www.etown.org

Sep 11 2019

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Etown is one of the best!

By werttyuioophfdasfhkl - Oct 06 2019
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Every etown show is a celebration of good work and good music!

Love it, thank you Forresters

By GoMuresan - Oct 15 2018
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I love both the music and the concern for the community that etown delivers.