This week we’ve got both ‘Wailin’ and Willy! Our musical guests, all making their first visit to eTown, are the incredible Canadian trio of singers known as The Wailin’ Jennys (their three part harmonies will make you cry) as well as singer/songwriter Willie Watson (co-founder of the band Old Crow Medicine Show and talented traditional music enthusiast now enjoying a successful solo career). Plus, we’ll hear from noted Western historian and professor Dr. Patricia Limerick, who provides informative insight into the importance of the role of immigrants in building this country.

Patty Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, where she is also a Professor of History. Limerick has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between academics and the general public and to demonstrating the benefits of applying historical perspective to contemporary dilemmas and conflicts.

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