music. ideas. community.
eTown is an exciting weekly radio show that’s been on the air from coast to coast for 20 years. Unlike any other program, eTown mixes live music from top performers in a wide variety of styles with conversation and information about our communities, our environment and common sense stewardship. Every eTown show is full of great music, and the musicians get a chance to open up during interviews with host, Nick Forster. The weekly presentation of the E-chievement Award highlights hometown heroes from around the country, each one taking small steps towards solving big problems. It all winds up with the grand finale with all musicians joining together in one last song.
eTown’s mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience, through music and conversation, to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6:09amNationally renowned, Colorado-based singer/songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov brings his lyrical storytelling and masterful musicianship to the eTown stage. Isakov’s music has been described by Paste Magazine as “quietly lush, deeply vibrant…more rooted in the starry night sky…than any terrestrial locale.” Also with us: folk-pop singer and songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff, praised by Spin magazine for his […]
Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:48amThis week eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome two world-class artists, Marcia Ball and Paul Thorn for an episode steeped in the musical traditions of the American south. Ball’s piano playing, singing and songwriting have earned her a worldwide reputation for igniting a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls on stage. Also with […]
Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:46amPhiladelphia-based alt hip-hop musician G. Love (frontman for G. Love and Special Sauce) joins us for a rare solo set with a mix of laid-back blues, classic R&B and modern rap. Also with us: alt-rock singer/songwriter Johnette Napolitano (of Concrete Blonde fame). Our E-Chievement Award winner this week helps thousands of undereducated children with a […]
Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:41amIn this week’s broadcast, eTown welcomes back the huge sound of California swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with their one-of-a-kind vintage blues sound. Singer/songwriter Nellie McKay also returns to eTown this week with her unique blend of rock, pop, jazz, reggae, rap, funk and disco; McKay has performed onscreen in the film PS I […]
Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:06amThis show, we welcome two old friends to the eTown stage: extraordinarily ultra-talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott has been called “the best of the best” by Performing Songwriter. Grammy-winning bluegrass singer/songwriter Tim O’Brien, is also back with us. Our in-person E-Chievement Award this week features two former Marines helping veterans find meaning and […]