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Taped before a live studio audience in Boulder, CO and other places around the country, eTown delivers the perfect mix of music, information and interviews. This one-hour variety show features musicians from many genres of music along with stories of people doing good work in their communities. Host Nick Forster, formerly of the progressive bluegrass band Hot Rize, helps make for an entertaining and inspiring hour of radio.

Taped before a live studio audience in Boulder, CO and other places around the country, eTown delivers the perfect mix of music, information and interviews. This one-hour variety show features musicians from many genres of music along with stories of people doing good work in their communities. Host Nick Forster, formerly of the progressive bluegrass band Hot Rize, helps make for an entertaining and inspiring hour of radio.
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Location:

Boulder, CO

Networks:

Progressive

Description:

Taped before a live studio audience in Boulder, CO and other places around the country, eTown delivers the perfect mix of music, information and interviews. This one-hour variety show features musicians from many genres of music along with stories of people doing good work in their communities. Host Nick Forster, formerly of the progressive bluegrass band Hot Rize, helps make for an entertaining and inspiring hour of radio.

Twitter:

@eTownHall

Language:

English

Contact:

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


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Episodes

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

5/23/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:59:01

Noam Pikelny / The Lee Boys / Jonathan Rose

5/16/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:59:00

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

5/9/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:59:01

David Bromberg Quintet / Jonatha Brooke / Himalayan Stove Project

5/2/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:59:01

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

4/25/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:59:01

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

4/18/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:59:01

Jessica Lea Mayfield / Birds of Chicago / Twesigye Jackson Kaguri (Nyaka Aids Orphans Project)

4/11/2018
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This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by talented singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield. She shares a bunch of new music from her latest album, Sorry Is Gone, which explores love and loss from the bitter to the sweet. Also with us is Birds of Chicago, an eTown favorite! This uber-gifted husband & wife musical combo (JT Nero […]

Duration:00:59:01

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

4/4/2018
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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. […]

Duration:00:59:00

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

3/28/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:59:01

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

3/21/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:59:00

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

3/14/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:59:01

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

3/7/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:59:01

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

2/28/2018
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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 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 […]

Duration:00:59:00

Väsen / Sam Amidon / Robert Adamson (One Bistro)

2/21/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:59:01

Colin Hay / Doyle Bramhall II / Kate Greenberg (National Young Farmers Coalition)

2/14/2018
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In this popular re-airing, eTown welcomes back one of the most recognizable musical voices of our generation, Colin Hay (of Men at Work fame), who brings music from his latest collection of recordings. And Austin guitar virtuoso Doyle Bramhall II makes his eTown debut this week to share new songs plus discuss his illustrious musical […]

Duration:00:59:00

Blind Pilot / Mirah / George Basch (Himalayan Stove Project)

2/7/2018
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eTown welcomes two newcomers to the fold this week for lots of great music and conversation. Indie-folk outfit Blind Pilot makes the trek to eTown’s solar-powered stage from Portland, Oregon to share music from their latest effort, entitled And Then Like Lions. Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Mirah also makes her first stop in eTown. You’ll learn more […]

Duration:00:59:00

The London Souls / Wood & Wire / Thomas Boruff (Leave A Legacy)

1/17/2018
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In this week’s encore broadcast, eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome two new and upcoming acts to the solar-powered stage at eTown Hall. First up, New York City-based rock duo The London Souls whose musical influences include Buddy Miles and Jimi Hendrix, while infusing their own special sound. This young duo has been playing […]

Duration:00:59:00

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

1/10/2018
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This week in eTown, the Providence, Rhode Island-based alternative group Deer Tick makes a visit to eTown to share their one-of-a-kind sound that has been bending the ears of rabid fans for more than a decade. Also with us is the legendary, genre-bending American singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys, who (by his own account) recorded his first […]

Duration:00:59:22

Greensky Bluegrass / Elizabeth Cook / Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

1/3/2018
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In this week’s back-by-popular-demand airing, eTown welcomes the young (and already widely popular) Greensky Bluegrass to eTown’s solar-powered stage. Since winning the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band in 2006, the band’s career has been on an upward trajectory that is showing no sign of slowing down soon, with headlining slots at some of the country’s most prestigious festivals […]

Duration:00:58:58

Loudon Wainwright III / Heather Maloney

12/27/2017
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This week, eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome back folk singer, humorist and actor Loudon Wainwright III to hear some of his latest musical creations, as well as excepts from his recent book – Liner Notes. Also joining us for a return visit to eTown’s solar-powered stage is singer/songwriter Heather Maloney. is Lots of great music and conversation […]

Duration:00:59:00

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