Singer/Songwriter Wheeler Returns to Blue Moon Coffeehouse
February 20, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Folk singer Cheryl Wheeler will return to Illinois Wesleyan University's
Blue Moon Coffeehouse on Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Memorial
Center (104 University St., Bloomington).
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show, which is free and open to IWU faculty, staff
and students with I.D., starts at 8 p.m. Tickets for the public are $10 and are available
at The Garlic Press (106 W. North St., 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.
to noon and 1 - 4 p.m.
Described by critics as "sarcastic, cynical and sardonic to the point of hilarity,"
Wheeler's music often presents 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" in 1991.
According to Wheeler's Web site, she began performing at the age of 12 and was writing
her own songs by the time she was 17. Wheeler began her career touring the Baltimore
and Washington D.C. area before she moved to New England in 1976, where she has performed
for the last 30 years, along with touring across the United States.
Although Wheeler has produced eight albums since 1983, more than half the songs that
she performs onstage have never been recorded, so her full range of musical ability
and sense of humor can only be experienced in a live performance.
For additional information about Wheeler, visit her Web site at http://www.cherylwheeler.com. To find out more about the Blue Moon Coffeehouse, visit http://sun.iwu.edu/~bluemoon/.
Contact: Rebecca Welzenbach, (309) 556-3181