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Music.Ideas.Community On the air since 1991, 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. Twitter: @eTownRadio, Instagram: @eTown_Radio

Music.Ideas.Community On the air since 1991, 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. Twitter: @eTownRadio, Instagram: @eTown_Radio
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Boulder, CO

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Progressive

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Music.Ideas.Community On the air since 1991, 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. Twitter: @eTownRadio, Instagram: @eTown_Radio

Twitter:

@eTownRadio

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English

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P.O. Box 954 Boulder, CO 80306-0954 303-443-8696


Episodes

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

4/17/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:57

Shook Twins / Danny Barnes / Bill Lavin (Where Angels Play Foundation)

4/10/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:57

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

4/3/2019
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In this week’s back-by-popular-demand re-airing, eTown welcomes the incredibly gifted singer/songwriter and piano virtuoso Beth Hart (@BethHart) 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 about Diane Cohen, founder of Finger Lakes ReUse, a woman in New York who’s headed up a highly successful ‘re-use and...

Duration:00:58:57

Joachim Cooder / Bonnie Paine / Sarah Evans (The Well Aware Project)

3/27/2019
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It’s an eclectic hour of music and conversation this week as we’re joined by the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Joachim Cooder (@JoachimCooder)(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/multi-instrumentalist Bonnie Paine (a founding member of Elephant Revival). Plus we’ll hear from eChievement Award winner Sarah Evans, founder of Austin-based nonprofit The Well Aware...

Duration:00:58:57

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

3/20/2019
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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 40 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 the Stanley Brothers, the members of Hot Rize have forged a path and a sound all their...

Duration:00:58:57

William Fitzsimmons / Raye Zaragoza / Bryan Ware (The Crayon Initiative)

3/13/2019
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William Fitzismmons (@wfitzsimmons) returns to the show with his a gentle, insightful sound (some compare him to Gregory Alan Isakov, Bon Iver and Sufjan Stevens). Also with us is a young newcomer, Raye Zaragoza (@rayezaragoza), an award-winning singer, songwriter, and performer known for her song “In The River” written in support of the protests at Standing Rock. All of that, plus an eChievement Award story about Bryan Ware, founder of The Crayon Initiative, an organization that is...

Duration:00:58:57

Väsen / Sam Amidon / Robert Adamson (One Bistro)

3/6/2019
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This week’s encore eTown program features a deep dive into folk music styles from around the world. The prolific Swedish folk band Väsen makes its first appearance on the show. Joining us for his second visit to eTown is American folk artist and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon (@samamidon), who shares his recent stripped down musical explorations. Plus we’ll bring you a great eChievement Award story Robert Adamson, founder of One Bistro (@onebistro_xenia), a ‘pay what you can afford’...

Duration:00:58:57

John Butler / Eliza Gilkyson / Frank Anello (Project Worthmore)

2/27/2019
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We welcome back genre-bending singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist John Butler (@JohnButlerTrio) to the show this week. John is usually joined by his band as the John Butler Trio, but for this special episode, he joins us solo for an intimate, stripped down set. Also with us is long-time eTown friend and talented, thought-provoking folk singer/songwriter Eliza Gilkyson (@elizagilkyson). Lastly, sandwiched between all that wonderful music is an inspiring story about Frank Anello, founder...

Duration:00:58:57

Fruition / Baskery / Sophia Watkins (Forest Fund)

2/20/2019
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This week we revisit a fan-favorite episode featuring Portland, Oregon-based bluegrass/Americana group Fruition (@fruitionpdx), who’ll share their unique take on acoustic-driven, high energy music. Also joining us this episode is Swedish alt-Americana group Baskery (@baskery), three multi-instrumentalist sisters who are each a musical force of their own. Plus we check in with Sophia Watkins of Forest Fund, an innovative initiative that is combating deforestation in the Amazon. Learn more...

Duration:00:58:57

Deer Tick / Garland Jeffreys / Kathleen Hower (Global Links)

2/13/2019
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This week in eTown, the Providence, Rhode Island-based alternative group Deer Tick (@deertickmusic) share their one-of-a-kind sound. Also with us is the legendary, genre-bending American singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys (@garlandjeffreys), who (by his own account) recorded his first real “Rock and Roll” record in 1977 with Wild In The Streets and has continued to break new ground musically ever since. All of this, plus a great eChievement Award story about Kathleen Hower, founder of...

Duration:00:58:57

Gregory Alan Isakov / Rayland Baxter / Dara Schoenwald (Volunteer Cleanup)

2/6/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:57

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

1/30/2019
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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,...

Duration:00:58:57

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

1/23/2019
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We welcome folk-pop singer/songwriter Laura Veirs (@lauraveirs) 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 (@aaronleetasjan1). And we’ll have a conversation with this week’s eChievement Award winner, Peter Mui of California, founder of the Fixit Clinic network. Watch...

Duration:00:58:57

eTown on the Road: Lafayette, LA (Pt. 2) w/ Sonny Landreth & More

1/16/2019
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This week, eTown returns to the Acadiana Center for the Arts (@AcadianaArts) in Lafayette, Louisiana for part two of our two-part exploratory adventure into the origins and vast musical styles native to the Louisiana area. The fabulous musical offerings continue where we left off last week, this time with music from Ann Savoy, Sonny Landreth (@sonnylandreth), Michael Doucet, The Broussard Sisters and much more. Plus we’ll visit with local eChievement Award winner Marylee Orr (@laenviro),...

Duration:00:58:57

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

1/9/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:57

Delbert McClinton / Robert Finley / Chris Pallister (Gulf of Alaska Keeper)

1/2/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:58

Loudon Wainwright III / Heather Maloney / Dan Rountree (Current Problems)

12/26/2018
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This week we revisit a fan-favorite from precisely one year ago. Folk singer, humorist and actor Loudon Wainwright III (@lw3official) shares a few of his classic musical creations, as well as excerpts from his book Liner Notes. And the incredibly talented singer/songwriter Heather Maloney (@heathermaloney_ )(one of Helen’s favorites to sing with!) joins us as well. Great music and conversation with our musical guests this week, plus we’ll share a wonderful eChievement Award story about a...

Duration:00:58:57

eTown Archive - J.J. Cale (2002)

12/23/2018
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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...

Duration:00:20:01

eTown’s Holiday Special

12/19/2018
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Back by popular demand – eTown’s holiday special! Join us as we delve deep into the eTown archives to share some of the best holiday music we’ve heard on the show over the years. There’s a little something for everyone under eTown’s musical tree this week so let’s celebrate the holidays together! As a nonprofit organization, eTown relies on the financial support of our listeners and community. Please consider making a donation at any level to help us expand eTown's impact. Donate at...

Duration:00:58:57

The War & Treaty / Haley Heynderickx / Hippie Jack Stoddart

12/12/2018
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We welcome two exciting musical ‘first timers’ to eTown this week. The husband-and-wife duo The War & Treaty (@warandtreaty) share their rockin’ and uplifting blend of Americana, soul, rock and gospel, guaranteed to get you up and moving. Contrast that with the tender, gentle sound of up-and-coming folk singer/songwriter Haley Heynderickx (@hhhendrixx) (whom you may have heard recently on NPR’s Tiny Desk Series). And we feature the incredibly inspiring story of Hippie Jack Stoddart, a man...

Duration:00:58:57