eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. 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 conversations and information about the world around us. At eTown, we build community through music.
eTown host, founder and CEO, Nick Forster, is no stranger to the world of music. He began his career as a professional musician more than 30 years ago. He was a founding member of the world renowned bluegrass band, Hot Rize, and continues as a record Producer, session musician, touring sideman, and as leader of the highly respected eTown house band, the etones.
eTown co-host and executive producer Helen Forster, a Minnesota native, has extensive experience both on stage and behind the scenes. After studying and performing theatre in Minneapolis, she moved to Telluride, Colorado and became a primary player as an actress, writer and producer with two professional theater companies: SRO, an improvisational comedy troupe modeled on Chicago’s Second City and Plunge Players, a formal theater company led by L.A. director Paul Fagan. During this period, Helen also performed in radio theater productions, co-authored three children’s musicals and honed her skills as a vocalist.