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Michael Jerling to Present Free
Concert at UW-Eau Claire

 MAILED:  June 20, 2003

EAU CLAIRE - Singer-songwriter Michael Jerling will present a free outdoor concert on Monday, June 30, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The Summer Session Programs show will begin at 7 p.m. on the Central Campus Mall (rain: Schofield Auditorium). Refreshments will be sold. Audience members are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating.

Illinois-born songwriter Michael Jerling became involved with music while he helped run The Cabin as a student at UW-Eau Claire. Settled now in Saratoga Springs in upstate New York, Jerling has been a noted artist on the club, college and festival circuits since 1975. He has been among the winners of the prestigious New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival, and his involvement with the seminal Fast Folk Musical Magazine in New York City led to one of his songs being included on the album "Fast Folk: A Community of Singers & Songwriters" (Smithsonian Folkways 2002). His newest CD is "Little Movies" (2001).

Jerling's live shows are buoyed by his sharp sense of humor, and his smooth baritone voice is backed up with consummate skill by six-string and 12-string guitars, harmonica and mandolin. A keen student of the good and ghastly in American life, he weaves themes like a novelist.

These free events are also on campus during the week of June 30:

Summer Session Programs continue through July. A complete schedule is available from the Activities and Programs office, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833.
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Updated: June 20, 2003