News Release


Great Plain Writers Tour Presents M.L. Liebler, Peter Lewis Chris Goeden

Published Date4\1\2011
Detroit author and performance poet, M.L. Liebler, Moby Grape founding member Peter Lewis, and Nebraska musician, Chris Goeden will combine their talents on stage at Mount Marty Colleges Marian Auditorium Tuesday, April 12. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. The free Great Plains Writers Tour performance is an interesting marriage between music and the spoken word providing the listener with a unique opportunity to hear two seemingly different kinds of art blended together in a way that is at the same time both contemporary and historically remarkable.

Named St. Clair Shores first Poet Laureate, M. L. Liebler is internationally known and recognized. He is a professor at Wayne State University and has performed his work in Israel, Russia, China, France, United Kingdom, Macao, Italy, Germany, Spain, Finland, Turkey, and most of the 50 states. He has also received many awards and was most recently selected as Best Detroit Poet by The Detroit Free Press Detroits Metro Times. He was also awarded the Barnes Noble Poets Writers for Writers Award in 2010.

Son of the legendary Hollywood diva, Loretta Young, Peter Lewis was a founding member of the band Moby Grape. Moby Grapes first ground breaking self titled album is now rated by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the ten finest rock albums ever made. Many rock historians whose writings are still accessible have documented their thoughts about Moby Grape including David Fricke and Joel Selvin to name a couple.

At present, Peter lives on the California Central Coast and performs regularly live. In the past few years he has released two solo records, the first of which was self titled and earned a 5-star review from the Rolling Stone magazine. His second Live in Bremen album was also released by Taxim records in Germany. A third solo album is now being finished and will soon be released.

Chris Goeden is an electrical engineer and recording artist from Lincoln, Neb. His work is heavily rooted in rock-n-roll tinged Americana. He is the founding member of the band, 13 County, whose album has been met with critical acclaim. He plays solo in and around the Midwest.

This Great Plains Writers Tour event is free and open to the public.