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

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

September 23, 2020

The seasoned and the new meet this week on eTown: veteran songwriter, guitarist, and singer extraordinaire Darrell Scott shares the stage 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 back to the everyday world.

 

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Damien Jurado / Laura Gibson / Award: Charles Robbins of Project Angel Heart

Damien Jurado / Laura Gibson / Award: Charles Robbins of Project Angel Heart

September 16, 2020

Two intriguing singer-songwriters from the great Northwest join us this week: gifted, ethereal Damien Jurado returns to eTown; and talented Laura Gibson of Oregon is with us as well. Our eChievement Award story features the founder of a nonprofit that provides medically tailored meals to critically ill people, providing ease, care, much needed nutrition and, in many cases, saving lives.

 

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The Infamous Stringdusters / Molly Tuttle / Award: Maria Rose Belding of MEANS

The Infamous Stringdusters / Molly Tuttle / Award: Maria Rose Belding of MEANS

September 9, 2020

The high energy, Grammy-winning bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters returns to eTown this week in this “back by popular demand” re-airing. Also with us: California native Molly Tuttle. After performing from a very young age as a member of her family’s band, The Tuttles, Molly has moved to Nashville and launched her own solo career. She’s won a number of acknowledges, including the IBMA’s coveted Guitar Player of the Year Award (she’s the first female recipient of that, as a matter of fact!). We’ll also share an eChievement Award story about a young founder of an international online database that connects food donors with organizations that feed the hungry, saving incredible amounts of edible food from the landfill in the process.

Over the Rhine / David Huckfelt / Award: Michelle Angela of Veterans Garden Project

Over the Rhine / David Huckfelt / Award: Michelle Angela of Veterans Garden Project

September 2, 2020

This week’s program showcases the exceptionally talented musical husband and wife duo Over the Rhine, as they celebrate over 30 years of touring together. We’re also joined by gifted singer-songwriter David Huckfelt (member of the exceptional band called The Pines), who shares tunes from his solo album project. Nick also sits down for a conversation with the co-founder of a nonprofit organization that’s helping veterans heal from PTSD and more, through gardening and community involvement.

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(PT. 2) Anders Osborne / Chatham County Line/ McIntosh County Shouters

(PT. 2) Anders Osborne / Chatham County Line/ McIntosh County Shouters

August 26, 2020

We continue with the second half of this special two-part program with more music from (and an in-depth conversation with) North Carolina-based bluegrass quartet Chatham County Line. We’ll also hear more from legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist Anders Osborne. In addition, eTown is visited by The McIntosh County Shouters, known for their moving, tradition-rich, African-American spirituals and shout songs. An incredible finale collaboration with Anders, Nick, Helen, Chatham County Line, and the McIntosh County Shouters rates as one of the best eTown has ever had. Don’t miss this one!

 

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(PT. 1) Anders Osborne / Chatham County Line / Award: Gary Fine of Prisoner Express

(PT. 1) Anders Osborne / Chatham County Line / Award: Gary Fine of Prisoner Express

August 19, 2020

With more guests than usual, this unforgettable encore eTown show will be spread over two weeks. This week, noted New Orleans resident (originally born in Sweden) and performer extraordinaire Anders Osborne returns to the eTown stage after several years absence, to share his soulful vocals, rich songwriting, and tasteful guitar work; plus he and Nick have an “up close and personal” conversation about what’s been going on in Anders’ world.

Nick also sits down with our eChievement Award Winner, the founder of an organization providing books, education, and learning programs as a lifeline of hope for incarcerated adults.

And we’ll hear from the talented North Carolina-based bluegrass quartet Chatham County Line.

Billy Strings / Jon Stickley Trio / Award: Arif Khan of Depave

Billy Strings / Jon Stickley Trio / Award: Arif Khan of Depave

August 12, 2020

In this week’s back-by-popular-demand re-broadcast, popular young bluegrass artist Billy Strings joins us (whether he’s performing as a solo artist or with his band, the reaction to Billy tends to come in two varieties: “Who is this guy?” and “That kid can play!”).

Also with us, the instrumental group known as the Jon Stickley Trio.

Plus, Nick chats with our eChievement Award winner of the week, a young man who’s founded a group that’s transforming abandoned paved urban areas into community gardens, parks, and more.

 

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eTown On The Road: JJ Grey / Cicada Rhythm / Melaney Smith (Books For Keeps)

eTown On The Road: JJ Grey / Cicada Rhythm / Melaney Smith (Books For Keeps)

August 5, 2020

In this week’s re-airing, Nick and Helen and the eTown crew head to Athens, Georgia for a special installment of our “eTown On the Road” series. We’ll be coming to you from the legendary Georgia Theater, joined by local musical duo Cicada Rhythm, as well as our longtime eTown friend, singer-songwriter extraordinaire JJ Grey. Plus, Nick talks with a local woman whose Georgia-based nonprofit organization provides books to low-income children in the area so they can keep their learning aptitudes up over the summer and not lose ground in school.

 

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Justin Townes Earle / Emily Gimble / Interview: Jane Zelikova (500 Women Scientists)

Justin Townes Earle / Emily Gimble / Interview: Jane Zelikova (500 Women Scientists)

July 29, 2020

This week’s eTown repeat airing features two dynamic musical talents: the famously raw and wonderful singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle (son of Steve Earle) as well as Emily Gimble, a talented pianist, vocalist, and songwriter who shares stories about growing up as a member of one of the most famous musical families in America (she’s third generation in a long line of iconic players). And Nick interviews a co-founder of “500 Women Scientists,” a grassroots organization that promotes the importance of science in general while raising the profile of female scientists around the world.

 

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eTown at Red Rocks (Pt. 2): The Wood Brothers, Fruition, & Steep Canyon Rangers

eTown at Red Rocks (Pt. 2): The Wood Brothers, Fruition, & Steep Canyon Rangers

July 22, 2020

This week, it’s part two of a special “eTown on the Road,” as we return to the iconic Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, continuing with our musical guests from last week: The Wood BrothersFruition, and Steep Canyon Rangers. Nick will also share some fascinating historic facts about holding concerts at Red Rocks, a tradition which started all the way back in the early 1900s. Great music and some interesting conversation along the way, coming to you from one of the most exquisite natural music venues in the world. (Note: This show was recorded late last summer, pre-pandemic).

 

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