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eTown Time Capsule 2015 - Ryan Bingham - Nikki Lane

eTown Time Capsule 2015 - Ryan Bingham - Nikki Lane

November 23, 2022

eTown continues celebrating 30 years of great programming. This week, from season 2015, we feature singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham (he’d just made a big splash with his work on the soundtrack of the popular movie Crazy Heart). And Nashville-based country singer Nikki Lane gives us a taste of her irreverent and original take on a classic country sound. Plus, we’ve got an inspiring eChievement Award story about a couple collecting and distributing food to offset weekend hunger for kids in their community.

eTown’s Best Of 2015

eTown’s Best Of 2015

November 16, 2022

On we go with eTown’s special 30th anniversary series, serving up highlights from the past three decades of programming. This week we revisit some of eTown’s most stellar live performances featuring guests from our 2015 season, including musical icon Robert Earl Keen, the hilarious Matt the Electrician, smooth jazz vocalist Kat Edmonson, the intimate sound of Iron & Wine, the innovative collaborative duo Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, the legendary genre-bending artist Ben Folds and more. And of course, great conversations abound as always! It’s that delicious potpourri of music and discussion, for which eTown is so well known, with gifted host/musician Nick Forster at the helm.

eTown Time Capsule 2015 - Jose Gonzalez - Mandolin Orange

eTown Time Capsule 2015 - Jose Gonzalez - Mandolin Orange

November 9, 2022

In this eTown program from 2015, hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome Swedish indie folk artist José Gonzålez and his band to the eTown stage. Jose has only gained in popularity since then with his relaxed, uplifting and almost hypnotic  songs. Also with us is North Carolina-based husband and wife musical duo Mandolin Orange playing original songs with some traditional acoustic instrumentation. Plus there’s a great eChievement Award story about a woman who is keeping office supplies out of landfills and getting them into the hands of teachers. 

eTown Time Capsule 2014 - David Bromberg - Wanda Jackson

eTown Time Capsule 2014 - David Bromberg - Wanda Jackson

November 2, 2022

eTown favorite and American musical legend, David Bromberg joins Rockabilly legend, Wanda Jackson for an unforgettable eTown show from our 2014 season. Bromberg’s versatile variety of bluegrass, blues and country is a perfect foil for Wanda’s unmistakable take on her classic songs she made famous in the 50s, back when she was on tour with Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash. Bromberg, who got his start playing with his own set of legends like Jerry Jeff Walker and Bob Dylan, joins Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Wanda Jackson at the end of the show, but their conversations with host Nick Forster make great radio.  Great music, insightful conversation and an E-Chievement Award winner who is feeding her Idaho community in a sustainable way. Be sure to join us!

 

eTown’s Best Of 2014

eTown’s Best Of 2014

October 26, 2022

This week, we bring you some of the best moments from our 2014 season. The variety of talent that we welcomed to the eTown stage that year was astounding. We’ve got, among others, the danceable Cumbia of Los Lobos, the delicate vocals of Jesca Hoop and Laura Marling, the energy of Lake Street Dive and Rodney Crowell and the thoughtful poetry of hip hop artist, Atmosphere. As usual, it’s all tied together with Nick Forster’s thoughtful conversation and the pacing and excellent production of the eTown team. This is a good one – don’t miss it!

eTown Time Capsule 2014 - The Devil Makes Three - Parker Millsap

eTown Time Capsule 2014 - The Devil Makes Three - Parker Millsap

October 19, 2022

Join us as we continue celebrating 30 years of spectacular etown shows! This re-airing from 2014 brings the energetic California-based trio The Devil Makes Three to the eTown stage. And singer/songwriter Parker Millsap joins us too, with his dynamic mix of blues, folk and roots (he was all of 19 years old at the time this show originally took place!). Plus an inspiring E-Chievement Award story about the cofounder of a project countering bullying by teaching elementary kids about acceptance and understanding. 

eTown Time Capsule 2014 - Shakey Graves - Heather Maloney

eTown Time Capsule 2014 - Shakey Graves - Heather Maloney

October 12, 2022

We look back fondly to our 2014 season with this special re-broadcast featuring two young and extremely talented performers: Alejandro Rose-Garcia, (performing under the moniker Shakey Graves) and Heather Maloney. We’ll also share a great eChievement Award story of a young Canadian woman building safe classrooms for children, particularly girls, in Afghanistan.

eTown Time Capsule 2014 - Thurston Moore - Greyhounds

eTown Time Capsule 2014 - Thurston Moore - Greyhounds

October 5, 2022

Thurston Moore joins us with his blend of alternative, experimental rock and post-punk for this encore airing. Popularly known as singer, songwriter and guitarist of Sonic Youth, Moore was listed as one of Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” The talented Texas R&B/soul duo Greyhounds is also with us, and our eChievement Award winner shares her story of “rescuing” food that would otherwise go to waste in order to feed the hungry in her community. 

eTown’s Best of 2013 - PART TWO

eTown’s Best of 2013 - PART TWO

September 28, 2022

We're back this week with more from our 2013 season including songs from Lord Huron, Joe Purdy, Terry Allen, Aoife O'Donovan, The Milk Carton Kids, Gregory Alan Isakov, Caitlyn Rose, and Solas! Nick also sits down with Terry Tempest Williams to discuss education and environmentalism. Join us as we continue to savor special musical and conversational moments throughout eTown’s decades of programming.

eTown’s Best of 2013 - PART ONE

eTown’s Best of 2013 - PART ONE

September 21, 2022

This week, we continue with eTown’s ‘look back’ with a collection of highlights from eTown’s 30 seasons featuring some amazing artists: Joe Ely, The Wood Brothers, City And Colour, Kat Edmonson, Max Gomez, Leon Russell, Dave Alvin, Kate Earl, and The Head And The Heart . Magnificent music and memorable conversations galore are coming your way!!

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