eTown with be rebroadcasting episode #1408 between February 19th and 25th in which LHS co-founder, James Chippendale, collects his E-Chievement Award. Click here to find the rebroadcast schedule for your area.
eTown Radio Show Broadcast #1408
Air dates: February 19th – February 25th
Musical Guests: The Dunwells / Joe Ely
E-Chievement Award: James Chippendale
About the Show – Hosted by Nick & Helen Forster
In this week’s broadcast. eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome up-and-coming British act The Dunwells and Texas legend Joe Ely. In just a few short years, The Dunwells have managed to transport their music from the pubs, clubs and open mic nights of Leeds, England to the hearts and minds of listeners in the United States. The band’s debut album, Blind Sighted Faith, was recorded at Willie Nelson’s famed Pedernales Studio outside of Austin, and is sure to further the band’s momentum that has already catapulted them onto to the stage with such artists as Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Mumford and Sons. Rounding out the show is legendary Texas musician Joe Ely, who is perhaps best know as a founding member of the prolific group The Flatlanders, a band that has made several stops in eTown during the program’s 21 years. Ely’s genre-crossing career has found him performing with everyone from Bruce Springsteen, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett and even The Clash, and we are honored to have him back with us. It’s a full episode of great music and conversation, and a great E-Chievement Award story this week. Be sure to tune in!
Founded in 1991, eTown is a nationally-syndicated radio show heard weekly on over 300 public, community and commercial stations across North America and via podcast. eTown is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience, through music and conversation, to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience, and features performances from many of today’s top musical artists as well as thought-provoking interviews and the presentation of the listener-nominated E-Chievement Award recognizing everyday people who have made a difference in their community or beyond. Founders Nick Forster, of the legendary bluegrass band Hot Rize fame, and his wife, singer/actress Helen Forster host the show. For more information, visit www.etown.org.
About the E-Chievement Award
One of the show’s most popular segments is the E-Chievement Award. Listeners from around the country send in nominations of remarkable individuals who are working hard to make a positive difference in their communities and beyond. From massive river clean-ups to programs that help the homeless, from neighborhood activists to national and international social and environmental organizations, eTown takes pride in celebrating the success stories of ordinary citizens accomplishing extraordinary things. To learn more about the E-Chievement Award, visit www.etown.org.