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
eTown’s 30th Anniversary Celebration (PART TWO)
We continue with eTown’s celebration of 30 years on the air with music and conversation with several of our favorite guests both past and to come: including Black Pumas, City and Colour, Nathaniel Rateliff, The War and Treaty, Bob Weir, and Lyle Lovett. Plus, we’ll visit with Senator Tim Wirth and hear a special hello from one of our Lifetime eChievement Award winners!
eTown’s 30th Anniversary Celebration (PART ONE)
It’s Part One of our special celebration of 30 years on the air, with music and conversation from several of our favorite guests, including Sam Bush, James Taylor, Sarah Jarosz, Sam Bush, Los Lobos, Rufus Wainwright, Brandi Carlile, Raquel Garcia, and more. Helen and Nick reminisce about special moments over the years, plus Nick talks with Congressman Joe Neguse. And we’ll have a few surprises, too!
eTown Earth Day Special
This week, we revisit the 2020 “Earth Day” Special, a collection from the archives that’s so nice, we’re running it twice. The re-airing will launch eTown into its 30th anniversary. So join us for three weeks of eTown b’Earthday Celebration as we start with lots of music and conversations between eTown Host Nick Forster and inspiring activists like Jane Goodall and even the founder of Earth Day, the late Senator Gaylord Nelson – all from the eTown archives. Where else are you going to hear Mavis Staples, a Woody Guthrie song sung in Arabic, Jack Johnson, and Jane Goodall all on the same show? That’s this week – in eTown.
eTown with Willie Nelson and The War and Treaty
This week, we bring two eTown veteran performers back to the show, the legendary Texas singer-songwriter Willie Nelson and the inspiring husband and wife duo, The War and Treaty.
Willie talks with Nick about his new record, his second tribute to one of his all-time favorite singers, Frank Sinatra, while also updating us on his life being NOT On the Road Again for the first time in decades because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tanya and Michael Trotter talk about their latest release and touch on the challenges that Michael, an Iraq War combat veteran, still faces battling PTSD and how those challenges have inspired some of their most poignant songs.
Great music and conversation, this week, in eTown.
eTown with Che Apalache, Aoife O'Donovan & Interview Guest Bea Johnson (Part 2 of 2)
For part two of a two part eTown re-airing, we’re joined by eTown veteran Aoife O’Donovan of the Grammy Award-winning band “I’m With Her.” Aoife returns to eTown for a very special performance with collaborator Jeremy Kittel, who co-produced and arranged Aoife’s Bull Frogs Croon (And Other Songs) EP. Aoife and Jeremy are also joined by a string quartet. Also with us for their visit is Latin and American roots band Che Apalache, featuring three powerhouse Latin American musicians – two from Argentina, Franco Martino (guitar), Martin Bobrik (mandolin), and Pau Barjau (banjo) from Mexico, as well as worldly frontman Joe Troop. Nick also sits down for a conversation with Bea Johnson, author of Zero Waste Home. Bea initiated the zero-waste movement and shares her tips for living a more sustainable lifestyle.
Aoife O’Donovan / Che Apalache / Award: KC Curberson-Alvarado (PART 1)
This week, appropriately, we have an especially international eTown show, one in which the performances and conversations were all so strong that we’re presenting it in two parts. Irish-American singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan of the Grammy Award-winning band “I’m With Her” returns to eTown, sharing pieces from her latest collaboration with Jeremy Kittel, who co-produced and arranged Aoife’s first new studio recording in four years. With us for their first visit is the Latin American and North American, Grammy-nominated roots band Che Apalache, featuring band members from Argentina, Mexico, and North Carolina (home of band leader, Joe Troop). Plus, we’ll visit with KC Curberson-Alvarado. Her nonprofit effort began as a local festival to celebrate cultural diversity in central Tennessee, but when the infamous ICE raid happened in 2018, her group became more deeply involved, now providing legal assistance, language classes, and so much more.