March 30, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Singer-songwriters Antje Duvekot and Natalia Zukerman will perform Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. at Illinois Wesleyan’s Blue Moon Coffeehouse. The performance will take place in the Young Main Lounge of the Memorial Center (104 E. University St., Bloomington). Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and coffee and light pastries will be available for purchase.
Duvekot, originally from Heidelberg, Germany, moved to Delaware at age 13 and began recording music at age 16. At age18, she won her first her first open mic competition at the Sam Adams Brewpub in Philadelphia. A year later, she released a self-produced full-length cassette tape titled, Waterstains.
Duvekot’s first two albums, Little Peppermints and Boys, Flowers, Miles, are recordings from live performances. On March 17, 2009 she released her latest studio album, The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer.
In 2000, her song “Soma” won the grand prize in the rock category at the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. In June 2006, Duvekot competed in the 35th Annual Kerrville New Folk Competition in Kerrville, Texas and was named the winner, beating out 800 other competitors.
Zukerman was born in 1975 and raised in Manhattan, N.Y. She is the daughter of violinist/conductor Pinchas Zukerman and flutist/writer Eugenia Zukerman and the sister of opera singer Arianna Zukerman.
Zukerman’s music is said by critics to be a cross-blend of blues, jazz, bluegrass and folk. She has four albums released, the first of which was in 2001 titled Mortal Child. In 2003 she released On a Clear Day, in 2006 Only One was released and in 2008 Brand New Fame was released.
She plays a variety of guitars including acoustic, electric, slide, dobro, lap steel and banjo, but her primary focus is the acoustic guitar.
Students, faculty and staff can attend the concert for free with a valid ID; tickets for the public are $10 and are currently available at The Garlic Press (108 W. North St., Normal), through the telephone request line at (309) 556-3815 and on the night of the show at the venue.
For additional information about the concert, visit the Blue Moon Coffeehouse Web site at sun.iwu.edu/~bluemoon/. For more information regarding Duvekot, visit her Web site at www.antjeduvekot.com, and for more information regarding Zukerman, visit her Web site at www.nataliazukerman.com/.
Contact: Allegra Gallian, ’09, (309) 556-3181