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May 30, 2007

The Roches To Appear On Iowa Public Radio's 'Java Blend'

The Roches, the folk music trio known for its unusual and rich harmonies, quirky lyrics, and casually comedic stage performances, will be the guests on Iowa Public Radio's "Java Blend" program noon Friday, June 1 at the downtown Iowa City Java House.

The public is invited to be part of the live audience for the show at the Java House, 211 E. Washington St. The hour-long show originates from the University of Iowa's radio station, WSUI-AM 910.

The Roches are Maggie, Terre and Suzzy. The three sisters have performed as a trio for some 30 years, from their own sold out show at Carnegie Hall to the concert halls of Europe. They've appeared on The Tonight Show and The Late Show with David Letterman.

Together they have created 15 recordings in various configurations. After pursuing solo careers and collaborating with others, The Roches have released a new CD, "Moonswept."

The group's Iowa visit comes in conjunction with a concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1 at the Iowa Arts Festival in downtown Iowa City.

The June 1 edition of "Java Blend" will be broadcast on Iowa Public Radio Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17. For 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 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