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Feb. 15, 2007

Folk Artist Hayward Williams To Perform At 'Java Blend' Concert Feb. 23

Wisconsin folk artist Hayward Williams will perform at noon Friday, Feb. 23 at the Java House, 211 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City. The public is invited to be part of the live audience for the free show, which will be recorded for broadcast on the "Java Blend" program originating on University of Iowa radio station WSUI, AM 910.

Williams' latest CD "Another Sailor's Dream" is a mix of folk, blues and rootsy country-rock. The album is comprised of songs that walk a perfect line between the sweet and bitter, and the sentimental and cynical, and is bookended by the opening track, "The Ballad of Benson Creek," and the finale, Williams' own earnest version of Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road."

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 chats to find out about the artists' music and lives.

The hour will be broadcast at a later date on Iowa Public Radio stations across the state: KUNI Cedar Falls/Waterloo/Cedar Rapids/Iowa City; KUNY/KRNI Mason City; KDMR Des Moines; KDUB Dubuque; WSUI Iowa City/Cedar Rapids; WOI Ames/Des Moines; KTPR Fort Dodge; KOWI Lamoni; and KWOI Carroll. For broadcast times, see http://iowapublicradio.org/programs.php and scroll to "Java Blend."

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 the respective 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, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu; Program: Ben Kieffer, WSUI, 319-335-5730

OTHER INFORMATION: http://haywardwilliams.com/ and http://wsui.uiowa.edu/java_blend.htm