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.
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.
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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.
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This week, appropriately, we have an especially international eTown show, one in which the performances and conversations were all so strong that we’re presenting it in two parts. Irish-American singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan of the Grammy Award-winning band “I’m With Her” returns to eTown, sharing pieces from her latest collaboration with Jeremy Kittel, who co-produced and arranged Aoife’s first new studio recording in four years. With us for their first visit is the Latin American and North American, Grammy-nominated roots band Che Apalache, featuring band members from Argentina, Mexico, and North Carolina (home of band leader, Joe Troop). Plus, we’ll visit with KC Curberson-Alvarado. Her nonprofit effort began as a local festival to celebrate cultural diversity in central Tennessee, but when the infamous ICE raid happened in 2018, her group became more deeply involved, now providing legal assistance, language classes, and so much more.
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