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 bluemoon@iwu.edu, 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 http://sun.iwu.edu/~bluemoon/. For more information regarding Larkin, visit her Web site at http://www.pattylarkin.com.      

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