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Citizen Cope / Anna Tivel / Award: Mark Dibner (Kramden Institute)

Citizen Cope / Anna Tivel / Award: Mark Dibner (Kramden Institute)

July 8, 2020

Joining us for this week’s popular re-airing is singer/songwriter extraordinaire Citizen Cope known for his unique and exquisite fusion of blues, soul, and hip-hop.

We also welcome Portland-based singer/songwriter Anna Tivel, who is widely recognized for her lyrics-driven folk and Americana style.

Plus, Nick talks with this week’s eChievement Award winner, who saves discarded computers from going into the landfill and then refurbishes them to give to low-income students for academic use.

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Nick Forster’s Teach Me One Thing - Pete Muller

Nick Forster’s Teach Me One Thing - Pete Muller

July 7, 2020

This week on Teach Me One Thing, Pete Muller, a musician, businessman, and crossword puzzle constructor, calls in to instruct Nick about the process of creating and solving crossword puzzles, specifically the unique style of the “meta puzzle.”

 
DeVotchKa / Kyle Emerson / Award: Sr. Edna Lonergan (St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care)

DeVotchKa / Kyle Emerson / Award: Sr. Edna Lonergan (St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care)

July 1, 2020

This week’s encore episode features Denver-based, internationally renowned, multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble DeVotchKa.

Also joining us is talented, up-and-coming folk rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Kyle Emerson.

Plus, our award story focuses on a woman who’s found a way to help both senior citizens and young children interact, resulting in healthier, happier lives for all. Find out more about her here.

 

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Nick Forster’s Teach Me One Thing - Danny Barnes

Nick Forster’s Teach Me One Thing - Danny Barnes

June 30, 2020

Musician, composer and visual artist Danny Barnes connects with Nick from his home on the Olympic Peninsula. Danny shares some of his recent paintings during quarantine and also explores the 1793 writings of poet and illustrator William Blake in “America a Prophecy.”

 

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The Mountain Goats / Joe Sampson / Interview: Andrea Rudnik (Team Brownsville)

The Mountain Goats / Joe Sampson / Interview: Andrea Rudnik (Team Brownsville)

June 24, 2020

Joining us musically for this encore broadcast and their eTown debut is the beloved indie-folk duo known as The Mountain Goats.

In addition, talented singer-songwriter Joe Sampson, whose intimate, emotive songs have led to collaborations with Nathaniel Rateliff and others, comes for his first visit to eTown, as well.

Plus, we’ll share an inspiring conversation with a woman in Brownsville, Texas who’s lending aid to migrant families in need, as they wait to seek asylum in America.

Watch videos from this show and more at: eTown.org

Nick Forster’s Teach Me One Thing - Bryan Sutton

Nick Forster’s Teach Me One Thing - Bryan Sutton

June 23, 2020

For this week’s episode of Teach Me One Thing, Nick connects with his old Hot Rize bandmate and award-winning guitarist Bryan Sutton, who shares a guitar method that blends tradition and innovation. The result is a transformation of old, familiar melodies to something purely authentic by tapping in to tools of improvisation and deconstruction. 

 

Watch the video of this episode at: eTown.org

 
Aoife O’Donovan / Che Apalache / Interview: Bea Johnson (Zero Waste Home)

Aoife O’Donovan / Che Apalache / Interview: Bea Johnson (Zero Waste Home)

June 17, 2020

For part two of a two part show, 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 first new studio recording in four years. 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.

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Nick Forster’s Teach Me One Thing - Louie Pérez

Nick Forster’s Teach Me One Thing - Louie Pérez

June 16, 2020
This week, Nick catches up with longtime friend Louie Pérez, songwriter, percussionist, guitarist, and co-founder of Los Lobos. Louie thought about sharing his recipe for vegan tofu scramble but wound up sharing some of the secrets of the rhythm that drives so many of Los Lobos’ more folkloric songs that have their roots in various regions in Mexico.
 
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Aoife O’Donovan / Che Apalache / Award: KC Curberson-Alvarado (Part 1 of 2)

Aoife O’Donovan / Che Apalache / Award: KC Curberson-Alvarado (Part 1 of 2)

June 10, 2020

In this week’s two part 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 first new studio recording in four years. Aoife and Jeremy are also joined by members of 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.

We’ll also hear an inspiring story from an individual who’s helping immigrants in Morristown, Tennessee by providing language and cultural education in addition to legal assistance.

Check out videos from this show and others at: eTown.org

Nick Forster’s Teach Me One Thing - Sarah Jarosz

Nick Forster’s Teach Me One Thing - Sarah Jarosz

June 9, 2020

In this week’s release of Teach Me One Thing, longtime eTown friend and Grammy award winner, Sarah Jarosz, introduces Nick to “Eustace”, her homemade companion, while giving a lesson in creating and feeding a living sourdough starter.