Ann Reed

Ann Reed

Singer-Songwriter Ann Reed to Perform at Blue Moon Coffeehouse

December 9, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University's Blue Moon Coffeehouse will host singer-songwriter Ann Reed on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Center, 104 University St., in Bloomington.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 and are available at The Garlic Press, 106 W. North St., in Normal, at the door, on the Blue Moon Coffeehouse Web site at http://sun.iwu.edu/~bluemoon/ or by calling the Blue Moon Hotline at (309) 556-3815, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. till noon, and 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.

Reed, who grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minn., has been performing for over 25 years.  Since teaching herself to play the guitar at the age of 12, Reed has gone on to make 15 albums, perform in numerous festivals and win many awards.  Some of her credits include performances at world-renowned venues such as Bumbershoot, held annually in Seattle, Wash., the annual Winnipeg Folk Festival, held in Canada, as well as television and radio appearances, including Good Morning America.

Receiving recognition from the likes of Billboard Magazine, the National Association of Independent Recording Distributors and the Minnesota Music Academy, critics call Reed's Minnesota folk-style music "uplifting and heartfelt."  She plays the 12-string guitar, mandolin, standup bass, six-string guitar, lap harp and piano.

Reed combines her artistry with community involvement, donating 25 percent of her time to helping nonprofit groups that support women and children.  She also started her own record label, named A Major Label, and recently released a two-CD set commemorating her 25 years of performing.

For additional information about the show, visit the Blue Moon Coffeehouse Web site at http://sun.iwu.edu/~bluemoon/ .  For additional information about Reed, visit her Web site at www.annreed.com.

Contact: Meg Dubuque, (309) 556-3181