Carrie Newcomer to Perform at IWU
September 8, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Carrie Newcomer, the first artist ever to perform at Illinois
Wesleyan’s Blue Moon Coffeehouse when it originated in 1991, will return to perform
on Saturday, September 24 at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Center’s Main Lounge (104 E. University
Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for the event, which is free and open to the public.
The singer/songwriter, who is known to charm listeners with her Midwestern storytelling
and humor, will perform in celebration of her latest CD, “Regulars and Refugees.”
The CD functions as a concept album, portraying the world of a small-town restaurant
in Southern Indiana called Betty’s Diner. In a collection of well-hewn stories which
stand alone as easily as they stand together, Newcomer writes the truth, however gritty
and unpleasant it may be.
As a part of her “Regulars and Refugees” tour, which began with the album’s release
on August 9, Newcomer will donate a portion of her album sales to Second Harvest,
the nation’s second largest food bank network.
For more information, contact the Blue Moon Coffeehouse information line at (309)
556-3815, or check out their Web site at http://sun.iwu.edu/~bluemoon/
Contact: Taylar Kuzniar, (309) 556-3181