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Laura Veirs / Aaron Lee Tasjan / Award: Peter Mui (Fixit Clinic)

Laura Veirs / Aaron Lee Tasjan / Award: Peter Mui (Fixit Clinic)

January 15, 2020

We welcome folk-pop singer/songwriter Laura Veirs for her first eTown appearance. A prolific songwriter for nearly 20 years, Veirs has garnered praise throughout the years with her exquisite folk-pop sound.

Also joining us for his first eTown visit is a truly gifted, one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter, Aaron Lee Tasjan.

And we’ll have a conversation with this week’s eChievement Award winner, Peter Mui of California, founder of the Fixit Clinic network.

Valerie June / Mick Flannery/ Award: Anne Rolfes (Louisiana Bucket Brigade)

Valerie June / Mick Flannery/ Award: Anne Rolfes (Louisiana Bucket Brigade)

January 8, 2020

Memphis singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June joins us for her first visit to eTown. Her unique sound is a mixture of folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian and bluegrass.

Singer and songwriter Mick Flannery, who hails from County Cork in Ireland, is our other musical guest.

And we’ll hear from Ann Rolfes the founder of Louisiana Bucket Brigade an environmental health and justice organization based in New Orleans which works with communities to help them hold state oil refineries and chemical plants in their neighborhoods accountable for following clean air standards.

Delbert McClinton / Robert Finley /Award: Chris Pallister

Delbert McClinton / Robert Finley /Award: Chris Pallister

January 1, 2020

Our first broadcast of 2020 features Grammy Award-winning blues multi-instrumentalist Delbert McClinton and blues and soul singer/songwriter and guitarist Robert Finley. Plus Nick sits down with Chris Pallister, the founder of Gulf of Alaska Keeper to learn how his organization is protecting the waters and habitat of the Northern Gulf of Alaska. It’s another “back by popular demand” re-airing!

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram / Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms / Interview: Nona Yehia (Vertical Harvest)

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram / Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms / Interview: Nona Yehia (Vertical Harvest)

December 25, 2019

Two eTown newcomers grace the show this week: brilliant young bluesman Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, a 20 year old guitar/vocal/writing sensation; and the tasteful, charismatic singing and playing duo Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms. Plus, we’ll hear from a well-versed, passionate vertical farming advocate. It’s a classic eTown broadcast/podcast you won’t want to miss!

eTown’s Holiday Special

eTown’s Holiday Special

December 18, 2019

Nick and Helen share their favorite eTown holiday moments from a host of past eTown musical visitors.

Ron Pope / Pieta Brown / Award: Martin Tyner & Scout the Eagle (Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah)

Ron Pope / Pieta Brown / Award: Martin Tyner & Scout the Eagle (Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah)

December 11, 2019

First time visitor to eTown, Ron Pope, joins us with some of his original songs; plus Pieta Brown returns to eTown after several years to share some of her well crafted tunes. And a golden eagle named Scout appears on the eTown stage in person with his “personal human” (and dear friend) who has been single-handedly saving injured wildlife in Utah for decades.

 

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Patty Griffin / John Smith / Award: Jordan Kassalow (VisionSpring)

Patty Griffin / John Smith / Award: Jordan Kassalow (VisionSpring)

December 4, 2019

Veteran singer/songwriter Patty Griffin returns to the eTown stage after a long absence, and talented Brit John Smith brings his brilliant songwriting and gifted singing and playing to share during his first visit to eTown.

Plus, we’ll hear a truly awesome eChievement Award story about the founder of an organization that provides glasses (and a new lease on life) for thousands of people around the world who’ve been misdiagnosed as blind.

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Strand of Oaks / Anna Burch / Award: Murray Fisher (Billion Oyster Project)

Strand of Oaks / Anna Burch / Award: Murray Fisher (Billion Oyster Project)

November 27, 2019

One of our all time favorites, Strand of Oaks, returns to the eTown stage this week. This dynamic, gifted writer and singer (and one of the genuinely nicest people you’ll ever meet) brings his full band this time around.

Coming solo to round out the musical portion of the show is young Anna Burch of Detroit, Michigan.

And we’ll have an award interview with a young man who’s come up with a truly unique and natural way to clean up the polluted waters of New York Harbor.

Loreena McKennitt / Greg Laswell / Sue Lee (Sock It To ’em Sock Campaign)

Loreena McKennitt / Greg Laswell / Sue Lee (Sock It To ’em Sock Campaign)

November 25, 2019

This week’s encore program features the lovely Loreena McKennitt. McKennitt’s “eclectic Celtic” music has received critical acclaim worldwide; she’s won gold, platinum, and multi-platinum sales awards in fifteen countries across four continents. We’re happy to welcome her back.

Also with us, rising star and folk-pop singer/songwriter Greg Laswell.

Plus we’ll have a conversation with eChievement Award winner Sue Lee, founder of the Sock It To Em Sock Campaign, which provides much-needed socks to the homeless.

Darrell Scott / Kaia Kater / Award: Becca Stevens (Thistle Farms)

Darrell Scott / Kaia Kater / Award: Becca Stevens (Thistle Farms)

November 13, 2019

The seasoned and the new meet this week on eTown: veteran songwriter, guitarist, and singer extraordinaire Darrell Scott pairs up with our other musical guest, the bright, young, up-and-coming Canadian singer/songwriter Kaia Kater.

Plus we’ll share an eChievement Award story about a woman who has helped hundreds of women transitioning from prison into the every day world, a daunting task made easier by the support our winner provides.