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Penn College CoffeeHouse Stirs Up Acoustic Music

The CoffeeHouse at Pennsylvania College of Technology is stirring up another season of acoustic music. This fall, four performances are on tap for 8 to 10 p.m.

On Thursday, Aug. 27, Peter Mulvey brings alternative blues to The CoffeeHouse. His music is a mix of Leo Kottke, the artist formerly known as Prince, and Michael Stipe of R.E.M. A native of Milwaukee, Mulvey played the Grafton Street scene in Dublin, Ireland, and later moved to Boston where he played 10-hour days in the subways to make rent money. In 1996, Eastern Front Records released the musician’s “Rapture” CD, which earned a Boston Music Awards nomination.

Acoustic blues is next in The CoffeeHouse fall series, with Scott Perry performing Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 8 to 10 p.m. Jam sessions with Taj Mahal and Buddy Guy, appearances with John Hammond and Billy Branch, and a two-year partnership with harmonica ace Juke Joint Johnny are highlights of his extensive musical resume. Perry forges a unique, hypnotic guitar style with roots in the playing of the masters from the Mississippi Delta, Piedmont and Chicago.

The Doug McMinn Quartet spotlights its modern jazz repertoire on Thursday, Oct. 1. Formed in the spring of 1996, the quartet is an active part of the growing Northcentral Pennsylvania jazz scene. The quartet is winning fans and spreading its modern jazz style with appearances ranging from Northumberland to Lock Haven to Mansfield.

The CoffeeHouse then hosts master storyteller David Harris on Thursday, Nov. 5. With a passion for words and music, Harris weaves prose and poetry into compelling tales. His fifth recording, “The War For Salt,” was recently released by Liberty Beach Records, of Santa Monica, Calif. Harris has logged a decade of concerts at colleges and clubs across America.

Located in the Bush Campus Center, Penn College’s CoffeeHouse is open to the public and serves an array of drinks, including cappuccinos, espressos and lattes, as well as pastries. The musical performances are sponsored by the Student Activities Office.

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