Vance Gilbert Returns to IWU's Blue Moon Coffeehouse
April 13, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Vance Gilbert will perform at Illinois Wesleyan University's Blue
Moon Coffeehouse on April 23 at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Center's Main Lounge (104 University
St., Bloomington). The concert is free and open to the public with doors opening at
Described by the Fort Worth Star Telegram as having “the voice of an angel, the wit of the devil, and the guitar of a god,”
Gilbert, a Philadelphia native, is a legend at IWU's Blue Moon Coffeehouse. As a black
singer-songwriter in a notably white genre, critics claim Gilbert is a daring new
tenor voice in contemporary acoustic music. “His smooth, full-bodied voice and heartfelt
lyrics wring out emotion from despair to euphoria, sliding from one extreme to the
Gilbert began his career in Boston, singing at local open mikes, until word of his
entrancing voice hit New York City. His intense performances continue to garner rave
reviews, as does his latest release, Unfamiliar Moon.
For additional information, contact the Blue Moon Coffeehouse information line at
(309) 556-3815, or visit http://sun.iwu.edu/~bluemoon/.
Contact: Meg Dubuque (309) 556-3181