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Dec. 22, 2003

'Java House' Broadcasts Set For January On WSUI

WSUI's "Talk of Iowa Live from the Java House" kicks off the new year with some great musical talents, including the Tornadoes blues band on Jan. 9 followed by Iowa blues legend Patrick Hazell teaming up with Dubuque's rising star Jen Gloeckner on the Jan. 14 "Java House" show.

Scott and Michelle Dalziel, a Maquoketa singer-songwriting duo, perform live on Jan. 23. The month ends with a visits from Anthony Swofford, a Gulf War veteran and author of "Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles" and acclaimed singer-songwriter John Gorka on Jan. 30.

WSUI AM 910, the University of Iowa's public radio station, broadcasts the program at 10 a.m. on Fridays. The program will be live at the Java House on 211 E. Washington in Iowa City. Host Ben Kieffer mixes live local music with talk about contemporary arts, community, and cultural issues.

Details about the January lineup are:

- Rick Stanley - Jan. 2 (Rebroadcast)
Rick Stanley shares his musical and spiritual journey from the psychedelic 1960s to the present. After a tour of duty in Vietnam, Stanley co-founded the 1960s psychedelic-soft rock group The Gentle Soul. He shared the scene with such people as Jim Morrison, Neil Young and Steven Stills. A recipient of the Iowa Arts Council's Traditional Arts Award, Rick Stanley is a singer-songwriter, folk harpist and harp maker. No live event is being broadcast.

-The Tornadoes - Jan. 9
Members of the blues band The Tornadoes perform live and share insights about the blues. The Tornadoes' repertoire includes classic electric blues, with songs by such artists as Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, B.B. King and others.

-Jen Gloeckner and Patrick Hazell - Jan. 16
Iowa blues legend Patrick Hazell teams up with Dubuque's rising star Jen Gloeckner to perform live. When Hazell, an Iowa Blues Hall of Fame inductee, first heard Gloeckner's singing and songwriting, he was "immediately mesmerized." Tune in for the results of their magical musical kinship.

-Scott and Michelle Dalziel - Jan. 23
Scott and Michelle Dalziel, a Maquoketa singer-songwriting duo, perform live and talk about their inspiring style of music. Michelle's smooth, sultry vocal range combined with Scott's breathy, honest vocals produce an amazing harmonic chemistry.

Anthony Swofford and John Gorka - Jan. 30
Anthony Swofford, a Gulf War vet and author of "Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles," talks about his wartime experiences and American military culture. Acclaimed singer-songwriter John Gorka performs live. Called "the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement" by Rolling Stone, Gorka's new CD is titled "Old Futures Gone."

The shows are free and open to the public at the Java House on Friday morning. It can also be heard in streaming audio at http://wsui.uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: George McCrory, 319-384-0012, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu

OTHER INFORMATION: http://wsui.uiowa.edu/iowa_talks.htm