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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 7, 2005

Singer/Songwriter Patrick Brickel Will Perform In The UI Museum Of Arts

Iowa City singer/songwriter Patrick Brickel will perform "unplugged" -- that is, without electronic amplification of any kind -- from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 in the Nancy and Craig Willis Atrium of the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA).

Brickel's performance will be free and open to the public. Seating is limited. A cash bar and light refreshments will be available.

Accompanying himself on guitar, Brickel sings and plays a style of music he describes as "a lyrical, roots/Americana hybrid." He has been labeled a "masterful songwriter" by the Grand Island Independent, and a reviewer from Modern Vertebrate once wrote "every time I listen to his lyrics, I think to myself, 'Man, I wish I could write like that!' Then I hide in my closet and cry."

As a recording studio co-owner and operator, Brickel has worked with Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey, Beth Amsel, Catfish Keith, the Mike and Amy Finders Band, Ben Schmidt, Lorna Hunt, Ben Weaver and Libby Kirkpatrick, as well as a number of up-and-coming regional artists. He tours as both a solo acoustic performer and with his band Ghosts of Radio.

"I've performed all around the country, and the museum might be my favorite venue," Brickel said. "Music is of course, very personal to me, and to perform in such an intimate and comfortable setting allows me to wear my songs like a different skin. The audiences at the museum tend to respond and interact more readily; it's rare to be able to communicate with an audience in as perfect an environment as that."

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 9 p.m. Fridays. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

For more information on the UI Museum of Art visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima on the World Wide Web. Information on other UI arts events is available at http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <ur-acr@uiowa.edu>.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072, peter-alexander@uiowa.edu.

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