Cheryl Wheeler

Cheryl Wheeler

Musician Cheryl Wheeler to Perform at Blue Moon Coffeehouse

March 1, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Singer/songwriter Cheryl Wheeler will perform at Illinois Wesleyan's Blue Moon Coffeehouse on Saturday, March 4 at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Center's Main Lounge (104 E. University St., Bloomington).

Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for the event, which is free and open to the public.

Described by critics as "sarcastic, cynical and sardonic to the point of hilarity," Wheeler's music often presents either an emotional portrait of a person or a hilarious situation comedy.  Several of Wheeler's songs have been covered by popular artists including Peter, Paul and Mary ("75 Septembers"), Maura O'Connell ("Summer Fly"), Dan Seals ("Addicted") and Suzy Bogguss, who scored a number one hit with her rendition of Wheeler's "Aces."

Wheeler's first concert was in her bathroom, serenading her bathing mother with a ukelele.  Little did she know at that point that she would begin her public musical career at the young age of 12 when she performed at folk music show.  By the time Wheeler was 17, she was already writing her own songs and lyrics with only a guitar and a pad of paper to work with.  According to Wheeler, to this day, she has never had what some 9-to-5ers refer to as a "day job" and has turned music into her career, releasing her first album in 1983 and just having finished her eighth.

For more information, contact the Blue Moon Coffeehouse information line at (309) 556-3815, or visit the Blue Moon Web site at http://sun.iwu.edu/~bluemoon/.

Contact: Taylar Kuzniar, (309) 556-3181