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.
Contact: Rebecca Welzenbach, (309) 556-3181