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 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.
eTown with Lake Street Dive & Shakey Graves
This week, eTown brings back two of our favorite musical guests - multi-genre band Lake Street Dive and Americana musician Shakey Graves. While the show was recorded remotely, we do have a very special collaboration at the end featuring a duet between Rachael Price and Alejandro Rose-Garcia (Shakey Graves). Both artists open up about the new music on their latest records and the process of staying creative during a pandemic. Expect lots of good music and conversation this week . . . in eTown.
eTown with Allen Stone, Nikki Lane, & Interview Guest Marc Barasch
On this week's eTown re-airing, we welcome neo-soul and modern R&B artist Allen Stone. We’re also joined bye Nashville-based American country and rock singer-songwriter Nikki Lane. Nick also has a conversation with a man who discusses how a regenerative agricultural revolution could be a solution to reversing climate change. Join us this week… in eTown!
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram / Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms / Interview: Nona Yehia (Vertical Harvest)
This week's eTown re-airing features talented guitarist and young bluesman Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, a Mississippi-native guitar, vocal, and writing sensation. eTown also welcomes the vocally driven country duo Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms from Portland, Oregon. Plus, we’ll hear from Nona Yehia, a well-versed, passionate vertical farming advocate who co-founded the nonprofit Vertical Harvest. It’s a classic eTown broadcast/podcast you won’t want to miss!
Keeping me going
Been a listener to E-town for years now, first on a local radio station and then online with podcasts when the station was bought by a “national conglomerate” and stopped carrying Etown.
With the pandemic and the loss of live music with friends and family this last year has been a tough one. This podcast brings back some of the joy of live shows and keeps my hopes going for days we can all be together again, sitting outside, and enjoying a concert together.
Best live music show out there
I been listening to Etown for over 10 years and it never gets old, from Colorado to Alaska I am always listening to the weeks best live music show out there.
Etown is one of the best!
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