First Friday Coffeehouse will feature Hudson Valley artists Denise Jordan Finley and Daniel Pagdon, Nov. 2 at Trinity Orchard House. The venue is located on Route 45, four miles from the four-way stop in Shepherdstown. Doors open for social time and open sign-up at 7:30 p.m. All open mic participants should be there early to get a slot to perform two songs or eight minutes at one of the area's premier listening rooms.
Often microscopic in nature, Finley's songs focus on everyday people and the familiar events of life, while bringing forth the poignant and often dramatic details as are felt deep in the spirit and the heart. The recently released CD, Hauntress, is decidedly metaphysical in tone. The vocals show expression coming from a full-life of observation, compassion, sorrow and joy. Incorporating a variety of alternate tunings, Finley's guitar work emerges as uncommonly intricate, harmonically compelling, and rhythmically powerful. She has performed her original songs since she was first honored in Super Teen, a national music awards contest for emerging young artists.
Finley tours extensively with bassist Daniel Pagdon. Their instrumental sound and reflective material creates an enchanting mood throughout their concerts. They have collaborated on two CDs and several YouTube videos. Their music has been played extensively by folk DJ's.
Enjoy a great evening of music and fellowship. Snacks and refreshments served. A $5 - $10 donation per person is requested. For more information, contact Steve Warner at 304-676-4422 or 304-876-2915.