Trina Hamlin

Trina Hamlin

Blue Moon Coffeehouse Presents Trina Hamlin

November 10, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Musician Trina Hamlin will perform Saturday, Nov. 21 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 open at 7:30 p.m. and coffee, tea, and light pastries will be available for purchase. Admission for students, faculty and staff is free with a valid IWU ID. Season tickets for the public are $10 and are currently available at The Garlic Press in uptown Normal (108 W. North St., Normal), through the telephone request line at (309) 556-3815, requested by e-mail at and at the venue beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the night of the performance.

Though this is Hamlin’s Blue Moon Coffeehouse debut, she is no stranger to the music scene.  Hamlin sings as well as plays guitar, piano and harmonica.  She graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston and began playing with the band Blue Leaves.  She has since written and co-produce five albums of her own ballads, folk-rock and blues songs and she tours the U.S. and Europe full-time. 

Hamlin has played with such artists as Paula Cole, Duncan Sheik, and John Hiatt.  She was chosen as one of the “Most Wanted New Artists” at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and, as an alumna of the Newport Folk Festival, she has preformed with Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams and the Indigo Girls.  Hamlin has also performed on The Late Show with Conan O’Brien and her songs have been heard in the CBS made-for-television movie “Friends at Last” as well as on television shows such as “Dawson’s Creek,” “Tale Lights,” “Real World” and “Beautiful People.”

For additional information on the concert, visit the Blue Moon Coffeehouse Web site at

Contact: Monica Piotrowski, (309) 556-3181