With more guests than usual, this 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. And Nick sits down for a conversation with our award winner who started an organization that provides books, education, and learning programs as a lifeline of hope for incarcerated adults. We’ll also have a taste of North Carolina based bluegrass quartet Chatham County Line who make their first visit to eTown.
(Photo: Anders Osborne – Brandt Vicknair, courtesy of eTown)
Joining us this week 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.
(Photo: Citizen Cope – Alex Elena/via eTown)
This encore broadcast features award-winning singer/songwriter and talented New Zealand native Marlon Williams. Also with us, indie-folk singer/songwriter Esmé Patterson, who has been making waves over the past few years since departing from the group Paper Bird. Plus, Nick has a conversation with the founder of a nonprofit organization that provides simple yet crucial renewable energy technology to remote African villages and also to Native American reservation residents here in the States.
(Photo courtesy of eTown)
For this encore broadcast, we’re joined by talented singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield. Also with us, the gifted husband/wife musical duo Birds of Chicago (JT Nero and Allison Russell). Completing this eTown episode is a conversation with our eChievement Award winner of the week, who personally rose from poverty in his native Africa to found an organization that provides support to HIV/AIDS orphans.
(Photo: Jessica Lea Mayfield – via eTown)