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Oct. 6, 2006

Acclaimed Songstress Edie Carey To Perform On "Talk Of Iowa" Oct 13

Edie Carey, a singer, song-writer from Boston, Mass. who's been a finalist for nearly every music award, from Billboard to Independent Music, will perform live on "Talk of Iowa Live" at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13.

Locally, the program can be heard live on the University of Iowa station WSUI-AM 910 from the Java House, 211 E. Washington St. The public is invited to join the audience for the program.

Carey's musical style utilizes her wry and self-mocking humor, her ability to tell a great story, and leaves listeners feeling like they've just spent time with a close friend. Her new compact disc is titled "Another Kind of Fire." Performing Songwriter calls Carey's unearthly voice "a full, expressive instrument with the gentility of Suzanne Vega and the soft punch of Rickie Lee Jones."

Carey has toured around the world since 1999, sharing stages with popular artists such as Norah Jones and Ani DiFranco. Television shows like the WB's "Charmed" and MTV's "Road Rules" have used her songs. In addition, she was asked to perform at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and her record "When I was Made" was a finalist for Album of the Year in 2003 at the Independent Music Awards, according to her Web site.

Talk of Iowa Live from the Java House" offers an eclectic variety of topics and guests for its listeners. The show is broadcast live statewide to an estimated 30,000 listeners each week on Iowa Public Radio stations WSUI-AM 910 Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, WOI-AM 640 Ames/Des Moines, KTPR-FM 91.1 Fort Dodge, KOWI-FM 97.9 Lamoni and KWOI-FM 90.7 Carroll. The broadcast can also be heard in streaming audio at by clicking on "Listen to WSUI"; it is rebroadcast on WSUI at 10 p.m. Fridays. It is also broadcast several days later on cable TV over UITV in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area.

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; fax 319-384-0024 e-mail: Writer: Colin Burke.