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March 24, 2006

Folk Musician Performs On 'Talk of Iowa' March 31

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Brian Joseph will perform live and talk about his multifaceted career on the Friday, March 31 edition of the "Talk of Iowa" radio program.

The public is invited to join the audience for the program, broadcast live on Iowa Public Radio at 10 a.m. on Fridays from the Java House at 211 E. Washington in Iowa City. Heard statewide, the program originates from WSUI AM 910, the University of Iowa's public radio station.

Joseph's latest CD, titled "If I Never Sleep Again," was inspired by his recent fatherhood. Tagged as a folk-flavored troubadour with comparisons that range from John Prine to Paul Simon and Randy Newman, Joseph has developed his own intelligent, politically conscious urban-folk sound. Recently, he won both the New Folks Showcase at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival and the prestigious Telluride Troubadour competition. Before embarking on his musical career, Joseph acted in many stage, television and film productions.

Hosted by Ben Kieffer, "Talk of Iowa Live" offers an eclectic variety of topics and guests for its listeners. The show is broadcast live statewide to an estimated 30,000 listeners each week on public radio WSUI AM 910 Iowa City/Cedar

Rapids, WOI AM 640 Ames/Des Moines, KTPR-FM 91.1 Fort Dodge, KOWI - FM 97.9 Lamoni, and KWOI- FM 90.7 Carroll. The broadcast can also be heard in streaming audio at by clicking on "Listen to WSUI"; it is rebroadcast on WSUI at 10 p.m. Fridays. It is also broadcast several days later on cable TV over UITV in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory, 319-384-0012,