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Sept. 2, 2005

Singer-Songwriter Edie Carey Featured On 'Talk Of Iowa' Sept. 9

On the next "Talk of Iowa" radio program Sept. 9, singer-songwriter, Edie Carey will perform live and talk about her life and work.

"Talk of Iowa" is hosted and produced by Ben Kieffer on the University of Iowa's public radio station WSUI-AM 910. "Talk of Iowa" is broadcast live on public radio affiliates throughout Iowa; the public is invited to join the audience for this 10 a.m. live broadcast at the The Java House in downtown Iowa City.

Carey, an acclaimed Boston singer-songwriter, has been a finalist for many awards, from the Independent Music and Billboard awards, to the Telluride and Rocky Mountain festivals. Performing Songwriter magazine describes Carey's voice as "a full, expressive instrument with the gentility of Suzanne Vega and the soft punch of Rickie Lee Jones."  Carey's latest CD is titled, "When I Was Made."

Carey is in Iowa City to perform as part of the 12th Annual Iowa Women's Music Festival on Saturday.  During the broadcast Kieffer will talk with Laurie Haag, the founder and director of the festival, about its beginnings. More information on the festival is at http://www.prairievoices.net/.

Every Friday morning at 10 a.m., "Talk of Iowa Live from The Java House" offers an eclectic variety of topics and guests for its listeners. The show can be heard on WSUI AM 910 from Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, WOI AM 640 from Ames/Des Moines, KTPR - FM  91.1 from Fort Dodge, KOWI FM 97.9 from Lamoni and KWOI FM 90.7 from Carroll. The broadcast can also be heard in streaming audio at http://wsui.uiowa.edu/ by clicking on "Listen to WSUI"; it is rebroadcast on WSUI at 10 p.m. Fridays.

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

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