Patty Larkin

Patty Larkin

Patty Larkin to Return to Blue Moon Coffeehouse

March 24, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Singer songwriter Patty Larkin will return to Illinois Wesleyan University’s Blue Moon Coffeehouse on Saturday, April 10 at 8 p.m. The performance, which is open to the public, will take place in the Young Main Lounge of IWU’s 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. Regular season tickets are available for $10 and can be purchased at The Garlic Press (108 W. North St., Normal), through the telephone request line at (309) 556-3815, via e-mail request at, and on the night of the show at the venue beginning at 6 p.m.

Described by the Associated Press as “one of American music’s most distinctive guitarists,” Larkin has experimented with a number of sounds. Her instruments range from a “slapsteel” guitar, which is a lap steel detuned played with a drumstick and hand, to the “baribow,” an electric baritone guitar played with a child’s violin bow.

With 10 albums to her name, Larkin’s songs have been covered by artists such as Holly Cole and Cher and have also been featured in a such films as Ivan Reitman’s Evolution and Sydney Pollack’s Random Hearts. Acclaimed by some as a “musician’s musician,” Larkin has received many awards and holds an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music.

For additional information on the concert, visit the Blue Moon Coffeehouse Web site at For more information regarding Larkin, visit her Web site at      

Contact: Kristin Fields, ’12, (309) 556-3181