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March 28, 2007

WSUI's 'Java Blend' Features Garnet Rogers

Canadian singer-songwriter Garnet Rogers will perform live at noon on Friday, April 6, at the Java House, located at 211 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City.

The public is invited to be part of the live audience for the free show, which will be recorded for broadcast on Iowa Public Radio's "Java Blend" program originating from University of Iowa radio station WSUI-AM 910.

Rogers was barely out of high school when he was on the road as a full-time working musician with his older brother Stan. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music.  After the death of his brother, Rogers has established himself as a noted solo performer.

His 10 CDs have appeared on Red House Records and the Snow Goose Songs labels. He has the featured performer on numerous television and radio programs including "Much Music" in Canada, "Mountain Stage," and "All Things Considered," and has been a headliner at concert venues and festivals such as Wolf Trap, Lincoln Center, and Art Park.

The Boston Globe calls Rogers "A brilliant songwriter, one of the major talents of our time." Greg Brown, who's often toured with Rogers, declares "I have found strength and comfort in his songs. This is good and rich and big music."

Rogers will perform 8 p.m. Friday, April 6 at CSPS, 1103 Third St. SE in Cedar Rapids.

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 hour will be broadcast at a later date on Iowa Public Radio stations across the state For broadcast times and locations, see and scroll to "Java Blend."

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 the respective stations' live Webcasting.

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