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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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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.

Just a guy listening

By Jake1980americanguy - Jun 12 2017
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Great show, amazing music!

iTunes Ratings

91 Ratings
Average Ratings
78
7
1
5
0

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.

Just a guy listening

By Jake1980americanguy - Jun 12 2017
Read more
Great show, amazing music!
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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
58 mins
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Rank #2: eTown at Red Rocks: Jason Isbell / Amanda Shires

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This week it’s the encore airing of another special ‘eTown On The Road’ episode, as we return to our favorite home away from home, the beautiful and iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, for an hour of live music with songwriter extraordinaire Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) and his band, The 400 Unit; plus singer/songwriter/violinist Amanda Shires. (@amandashires)

Tune in for some great music and interesting conversation, coming to you from one of the most beautiful natural music venues on the planet!

Listen to all the singles from this show at www.etown.org.

May 08 2019
58 mins
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Rank #3: The Band of Heathens / Stephen Kellogg / Jamie Van Leeuwen (Global Livingston Institute)

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Austin, TX-based artists, The Band of Heathens (@BandofHeathens), 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 (@Stephen_Kellogg).

And we’ll talk with Jamie Van Leeuwen (@jvanlee6), this week’s eChievement Award winner, who is the founder of the Global Livingston Institute, an organization using music to connect a diverse group of people in Africa, in order to provide health education and care.

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Jan 30 2019
58 mins
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Rank #4: 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
58 mins
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Rank #5: 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
58 mins
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Rank #6: Bob Weir / John Fullbright (Pt. 2)

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Be sure to tune in to eTown this week for part two of our special two-part pod/broadcast featuring the legendary singer/songwriter and Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir, plus Americana artist John Fullbright. We’ll pick up where we left off last week, by delving deeper into conversation with Bob, and further exploring the vast realms of his musical catalog. […]
Sep 19 2018
58 mins
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Rank #7: 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
58 mins
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Rank #8: eTown at Red Rocks: Lake Street Dive / Josh Ritter

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This week, it’s another installment of ‘eTown on the Road,’ as we’re joined by the powerhouse group Lake Street Dive (@lakestreetdive), as they headline Red Rocks Amphitheater for the first time. If you’re not yet familiar with them, LSD is renowned for their dynamic mix of alt-pop, rock, jazz and R&B, plus stellar vocals. And they come with their newest addition to the band, vocalist/keyboardist Akie Bermiss, the most recent band member to be added.

Also stopping by is popular singer/songwriter Josh Ritter (@joshritter) (who joined us not too long ago for our Boone, North Carolina roadshow). And we’ll have a most informative conversation with gifted paleontologist and dear friend Ken Lacovara (@kenlacovara ), about how Red Rocks was formed.

Learn more about Ken Lacovara at kennethlacovara.com

As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, we couldn't do what we do without your support. Please consider a charitable donation to eTown this holiday season - www.eTown.org/giving

Dec 05 2018
58 mins
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Rank #9: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives / Cassandra Jenkins / Michael Kodas (Author of “Megafire”)

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eTown welcomes legendary Grammy Award-winning country singer/songwriter Marty Stuart (@martystuarthq), along with his virtuosic band – The Fabulous Superlatives – in this encore broadcast. Marty shares music from his group’s recent release, Way Out West, as well as insightful conversation about his storied career as a recording artist, television personality and one time son-in-law to Johnny Cash. Also with us this week is refreshingly vibrant singer/songwriter and eTown newcomer Cassandra Jenkins (@CassFreshUSA).

And we’ll check in with author/photographer Michael Kodas(@MichaelKodas), whose book "Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame" addresses climate change and wildfires. All this, this week in eTown!

Oct 31 2018
58 mins
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Rank #10: 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
1 hour
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Rank #11: eTown Archive - Ben Harper (1994)

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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 (@BenHarper). 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 with fellow blues legend Charlie Musselwhite (@musselwhiteharp ), and it was yet another example of Ben's curious and excellent musical creation.

This excerpt happens to be from our 100th taping! It's always fun to look back on shows like these from the archives. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have!

Hear more from the eTown archives HERE.

Oct 27 2018
19 mins
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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
1 hour
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Rank #13: Citizen Cope / Anna Tivel / Award: Mark Dibner

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Joining us this week is singer/songwriter extraordinaire Citizen Cope (@citizencope) known for his unique and exquisite fusion of blues, soul and hip-hop.

We also welcome Portland-based singer/songwriter Anna Tivel (@annativelmusic) who is widely recognized for her lyrics-driven folk and Americana style.

Plus, Nick talks with this week’s eChievement Award winner, who saves discarded computers from going into the landfill and then refurbishes them to give to low-income students for academic use.

Watch videos from this show at: www.etown.org

Jul 31 2019
59 mins
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Rank #14: eTown Archive - J.J. Cale (2002)

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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 his picture off his album covers in the first decade and a half of his career. However, in spite of his low profile, Cale exerted an influence on multiple generations of musicians that is prevalent all over popular music today.

We had the pleasure of welcoming J.J. to eTown back in August of 2002 for a rousing performance that featured intimate solo tunes along with a few rockin' classics with his band, including one of his most famous tunes 'After Midnight', made famous by Eric Clapton. J.J. would've turned 79 this month so in honor of him, wherever you are, kick back and enjoy the timeless songwriting of Mr. J.J. Cale.

Hear more from the eTown Archives at www.eTown.org.

Dec 23 2018
20 mins
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Rank #15: eTown Archive - Gregory Alan Isakov (2013)

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This week we'd like to send a birthday shout out to our longtime friend Gregory Alan Isakov (@GregoryAIsakov). 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 has grown quite a bit to the say the least, having headlined the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre numerous times over the past few years, notably with the Colorado Symphony (@CO_Symphony).

For this excerpt, we send it back to 2013 when Greg joined us for an 'eTown on the Road' show up in Ft. Collins, Colorado with The Head and The Heart (@headandtheheart ‏). Enjoy!

Oct 20 2018
17 mins
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Rank #16: Shook Twins / Danny Barnes / Bill Lavin (Where Angels Play Foundation)

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This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Shook Twins (@ShookTwins), 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 (@Wildknees) (a past winner of The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass).

Plus we’ll share an inspiring eChievement Award story about a New Jersey man who started a foundation that builds playgrounds in areas of disaster or devastation, to honor the victims of tragedy, provide places of hope and community for children and inspire healing.

Learn more about / Donate to Where Angels Play Foundation at whereangelsplayfoundation.org

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Apr 10 2019
58 mins
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Rank #17: 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
18 mins
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Rank #18: 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
58 mins
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Rank #19: 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 […]
Sep 26 2018
58 mins
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Rank #20: Delbert McClinton / Robert Finley / Chris Pallister (Gulf of Alaska Keeper)

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Our first broadcast of 2019 features Grammy Award-winning blues multi-instrumentalist Delbert McClinton (@officialdelbert) 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!

Learn more about / Donate to Gulf of Alaska Keeper at www.goak.org

Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org

Jan 02 2019
58 mins
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