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April 17, 2007

Peter Mulvey To Perform On Iowa Public Radio's 'Java Blend' April 20

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey will perform live at noon Friday, April 20, for Iowa Public Radio's "Java Blend" program.

The public is invited to be part of the live audience at the Java House, at 211 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City. The hour-long show originating from the University of Iowa's radio station WSUI-AM 910 will be broadcast at a later date on Iowa Public Radio stations across the state.

Since the early 1990s, Mulvey has developed a strong national following in the independent folk/rock scene through his touring and critically acclaimed albums. Starting his musical career in Milwaukee while in college, he honed his performing skills in Dublin, Ireland. He later spent several years in Boston, where he frequently performed in the city's subway system. He is best known for his songwriting and his percussive guitar style. "The Knuckleball Suite" is his latest CD.

The Washington Post praised Mulvey's performance, citing "The subtle power of his voice, a husky, hushed baritone" and describing it as "understated, at once sophisticated and intimate . . . as cover-worthy as Randy Newman, Elvis Costello and Dar Williams."

Hosted by Ben Kieffer, "Java Blend" offers an eclectic mix of live music from the vibrant independent music scene, featuring artists from around the state and around the country. Kieffer infuses the performances with lively discussion to find out about the artists' music and lives.

The program will also be videotaped for several TV broadcasts on the UITV cable channel in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area. The audio version also can be heard worldwide on the Internet via Iowa Public Radio stations' live Webcasting.

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,; Program: Ben Kieffer, WSUI, 319-335-5730

OTHER INFORMATION:; for "Java Blend" broadcast times and locations, see and scroll to "Java Blend."