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Dec. 14, 2007

The Bowmans to perform live Dec. 21 on 'Java Blend'

The Bowmans will perform live as part of the Iowa Public Radio series "Java Blend," at noon Friday, Dec. 21 at the Java House, 211 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City.

The public is invited to be part of the live audience for this free show, which will be recorded for broadcast across the state on Iowa Public Radio's Java Blend performance series. For broadcast times and stations go to

An Iowa-born, now Brooklyn-based sister duo, The Bowmans create acoustic, harmony-rich ballads to rock songs infused with early classical and gospel influences. Sarah and Claire Bowman's sound has been compared to Gillian Welch, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. "Far from Home" is their new debut album. Their performance will be broadcast on Iowa Public Radio Saturday, Jan. 5 and Sunday, Jan. 6. For more information, visit

"Java Blend" broadcast times on WSUI-AM are 7 p.m. Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays; check local broadcast times for other Iowa Public Radio stations. To view a full calendar of upcoming "Java Blend" performances and broadcasts, visit and scroll to "Java Blend."

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 country. Kieffer infuses the performances with lively discussions about the artists' music and lives.

"Java Blend" is videotaped for several TV broadcasts on the UITV cable channel in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area. The audio version can be heard worldwide on the Internet via Iowa Public Radio stations' live Web casting.

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Ben Kieffer, WSUI, 319-335-5730; George McCrory, University News Services, 319-384-0012,; Writer: Staci Carpenter