January 31, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Catie Curtis will perform Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. as part of Blue Moon Coffeehouse’s 16th season. The performance will take place in the Main Lounge of the Memorial Center (104 E. University St.). Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and coffee and light pastries will be available.
Curtis, who has been called a “folk rock goddess” by The New Yorker Magazine, helped launched the Boston songwriter revival of the 90s.
Many of Curtis’s songs are emotional narratives on issues including domestic violence, corporate greed, religion, homelessness, peace, and human rights. She has gathered a strong grassroots fan base through word of mouth and her indie career is being documented in a film this year by Rob Millis.
She has toured with Lilith Fair, and artists such as Dar Williams and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Her songs have also been featured on televisions shows such as Dawson’s Creek, Felicity, Alias, Chicago Hope, and Grey’s Anatomy.
With five major-label releases in her career, Curtis is now working on her sixth CD, Long Night Moon with Compass Records, and she is currently touring in support of the CD.
Tickets for Blue Moon Coffeehouse are currently available at the Garlic Press (108 W North St, Normal), through telephone request (309)-556-3815 and will be available at the door the night of the performance. Illinois Wesleyan students, faculty and staff can attend for free with a valid ID; tickets for the public are $10.
For additional information about the concert, visit the Blue Moon Coffeehouse Web site at http://sun.iwu.edu/~bluemoon/. For more information regarding Curtis, visit her Web site at http://catiecurtis.com/.
Contact: Allegra Gallian, (309) 556-3181