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eTown is an exciting weekly radio show that’s been on the air from coast to coast for 20 years. Unlike any other program, eTown mixes live music from top performers in a wide variety of styles with conversation and information about our communities, our environment and common sense stewardship. Every eTown show is full of great music, and the musicians get a chance to open up during interviews with host, Nick Forster. The weekly presentation of the E-chievement Award highlights hometown heroes from around the country, each one taking small steps towards solving big problems. It all winds up with the grand finale with all musicians joining together in one last song.
eTown’s mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience, through music and conversation, to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 6:05ameTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome two world-class acts with Boulder roots. The Wood Brothers join us with a one-of-a-kind sound that only siblings can create, sharing their soulful fusion of folk, blues, jazz and classic R&B music. Also on the show: Singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters has risen to the top of her craft by […]
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 6:04amPortland, Oregon quintet Blitzen Trapper is with us, bringing their eclectic and experimental mix of rock, bluegrass, country and folk. We are also joined by Alex Brown Church, frontman for the alternative indie-rock band Sea Wolf. And, we’ve got a touching E-Chievement Award story of a woman saving thousands of animals’ lives and finding them caring […]
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 4:00amThis week, eTown welcomes two international musical guests with distinct and unmistakable sounds: Ontario Canada’s City and Colour and Hamburg-based pop duo BOY. Dallas Green, performing under the moniker “City and Colour,” joins us with songs from his latest solo record. Also with us this week are Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass of BOY: They […]
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 3:11pmeTown welcomes back long-time guest and singer/songwriter Martin Sexton with his dynamic folk/rock and “blue-eyed soul” sound. Also joining us is folk duo The Milk Carton Kids, who’ll share their delicate Simon-and-Garfunkel-esque harmonies and pared-down acoustic instrumentation; plus we’ve got an E-Chievement Award winner this week who’s working worldwide to provide the basics and help the […]
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 3:09pmCalifornia Chicano rock band Los Lobos (Spanish for “The Wolves”) join us this show. This iconic sextet has won multiple Grammy Awards with their unique combination of rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños. Talented indie-rock singer and songwriter Damien Jurado also joins us, and our E-Chievement Award story features a […]