eTown

Wednesdays 10:00 pm
  • Hosted by Nick and Helen Forster

Celebrating 21 years of music, ideas and community!

eTown is an exciting weekly radio show that’s been on the air from coast to coast for 21 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 comes together 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.

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This week on eTown: José González / Mandolin Orange; ECHIEVEMENT AWARD: Ruth Libby  
 

In this back-by-popular-demand airing, eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome Swedish indie folk artist José González and his band for a first visit to eTown. Also with us is North Carolina-based musical duo Mandolin Orange. It’s a musical combination like no other this week, plus a great eChievement Award story about a woman who is keeping office supplies out of landfills and getting them into the hands of teachers. Be sure to tune in or podcast!

In this week’s encore broadcast, eclectic Americana multi-instrumentalists Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys make their first visit to eTown’s solar-powered stage to share their forward-looking take on American roots music. Also joining us for the first time is Swedish/Icelandic female folk duo My Bubba who share their sparse and beautiful music, as well as stories about their experiences in circus school and side jobs as locomotive engineers.

This week, eTown turns on the southern charm as the crew hits the road to Athens, Georgia for a very special radio broadcast from the legendary Georgia Theater with local group Cicada Rhythm plus longtime friend of the show JJ Grey. We have lots of great music from both artists, plus a great eChievement Award story about a Georgia-based organization that is helping to provide books and the joy of reading to children in the area. Be sure to tune in!
 

eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome Texas singer/songwriter Hayes Carll to eTown Hall’s solar-powered stage for lots of great music, collaborations with eTown’s house band, and conversation about the craft of songwriting, and influences that have inspired him along the way.  

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Singer/songwriter and musical powerhouse Aoife O’Donovan makes a return visit to eTown’s solar-powered stage this week.  At a young age, she has already recorded, collaborated, toured and performed with a list of musical A-listers too long to name, and we’re happy to have her back with us to share some of her latest inspirations.  Santa Cruz-based artist Marty O’Reilly and his ‘Old Soul Orchestra’ also stop in to share their one-of-a-kind sound, plus a great eChievement Award story about a California woman with a creative idea to keep waste out of the landfill.

It’s a family affair this week in eTown, as mother-and-son folk duo Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear pull up a couple of stools and share their intimate and soulful brand of acoustic music for the listening audience. Also with us is Canadian-born / Nashville-based singer/songwriter Lindi Ortega. After extensive touring as a backup singer for The Killers’ Brandon Flowers, Lindi decided to step to front of the stage, where quickly her music has already been nominated for two Juno Awards and two Canadian Country Music Awards.

This week on eTown: Noam Pikelny / The Lee Boys / Jonathan Rose (10:00 pm, Wednesday April 26)
 

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 with us is eTown newcomer Alejandro Escovedo who brings his stellar band to share his unique version of punk-influenced rock and roll.

eTown welcomes back one of the most recognizable voices from the 1980s, Colin Hay (of Men at Work fame) to hear music from his latest collection of recordings. Austin guitar virtuoso Doyle Bramhall II also makes his eTown debut this week to share new music, as well as insights on his musical lineage as the son of the legendary drummer of the same name, and musical path that includes working with Steve Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters and many others. All of this, plus a great interview guest that will shed light on what it is like to be a young farmer.