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 Time Capsule 2012 - City and Colour / Birds of Chicago
Nick & Helen welcome renowned Canadian singer and songwriter, Dallas Green, who performs under the moniker City and Colour. He has an unmistakable sound, both instrumentally and vocally, he's wildly popular, and we're excited to have him with us for his first visit to eTown. Also joining us for the first time is the dynamic duo Birds of Chicago, which consists of talented musicians JT Nero and Allison Russell (two emerging artists gathering a following in American Roots music). There’s of course an inspiring E-Chievement Award story, this one from California; and a lot of great conversation, too. Be sure to join us!
eTown Time Capsule 2011 - The Civil Wars / Sarah Jarosz
This week, we bring you another of our favorite episodes from the eTown archives. Nick & Helen Forster welcome special guests The Civil Wars. Joy Williams & John Paul White had a several-year run as a wildly popular indie duo before going their separate ways to pursue solo projects. Also with us, Sarah Jarosz, one of the most talked about singer/writers today. Plus, an inspiring E-Chievement Award story as well, to inform and inspire!
eTown’s Best of 2011 - PART TWO
We continue our deep dive into the eTown archives, with more great moments from our treasure trove of musical and conversational gems. This week, we'll hear from Teddy Thompson, Suzanne Vega, Mohammed Alidu & The Bizung Family, Cyndi Lauper, and more! Plus, we'll revisit our conversation with a 2011 eChievement Award winner from Denver, Colorado!
eTown’s Best of 2011 - PART ONE
eTown’s anniversary celebration series continues, as we serve up great musical and conversational moments from the show’s three decades of past programs. Sounding as fresh and remarkable as they did originally, its so great to be able to revisit these exceptional, one-of-a-kind performances and conversations.
eTown Time Capsule 2011 - Tedeschi Trucks Band / Joseph Arthur
This week, we bring you one of our favorite programs from the archives (we couldn’t resist sharing it in its entirety). While both Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi had made solo stops in eTown over the years, this visit is a first for the newly-formed husband and wife duo's all-star band. Also, Joseph Arthur, a virtuoso musician, painter and poet (in no particular order), takes the stage. And we’ll share the story of a grassroots hero from Illinois. A classic etown to be sure!
eTown Time Capsule 2010 - The Indigo Girls / Nathaniel Rateliff
We continue our dive into the eTown archives with this exceptional 2010 rebroadcast (full episode) with the Indigo Girls, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray. This was originally an ‘eTown on the road’ show done from the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, with a bit of intrigue thrown in: When Amy misses her plane, Nick, Helen, and the rest of the eTones are enlisted to fill in in her absence. While they make beautiful music with Emily in the first set of the show, the question arises: Will Amy make it to the theater in time to join Emily for their second set in the show? Tune in and find out. Also on the program for his first eTown visit is now iconic singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff, who was an up-and-coming young artist at the time. The E-Chievement Award honors a dedicated Fort Collins citizen who shares his story about helping abused children with us.
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!
Every etown show is a celebration of good work and good music!