Saturday, January 17, 2015


As I have previously written, eTown is an incredible resource for this community and for all of their followers on the web and on national radio.  Last Sunday, Nick Forster hosted a free event at the eTown Hall to highlight this year's five finalists in the Handmade Songs series - watch Nick's intro below - these are high school kids!!!  They preformed live with the eTown house band, and we got to view the premiers of the mini-documentary music videos for each of the finalists.  The students' exceptional talent was matched by all of the time, effort and professional guidance that the eTown staff provided to these young musicians - kudos to all!!

Here are three of the videos

You can watch all of the videos here, as well as some highlights of the 2013 Handmade Songs.

"eTown’s Handmade Songs Series is designed to utilize music’s power to connect on behalf of the challenges creative teenagers in Boulder County face.

In it’s second year, the 2014 Handmade Songs Series reached out to schools in Boulder County, initiated an audition process, and invited over 30 high school songwriters to perform their original songs in front of an audience. A panel of judges, including local music industry leaders, selected the five winners and those winners were paired with professional record producers to realize the full potential of each song.

The 2014 winners were given an inside look at the recording process and complete access to some of the best and brightest in Colorado’s music scene. They had unlimited time in the studio, access to any outside musicians that enhanced their songs, and untold hours of time with their producers in the process of recording, editing and mixing. The results are spectacular, and the process was transformative for all of the students."

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