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First Friday features Jeep Rosenburg

By Staff | Jan 1, 2010

Jeep Rosenburg performs Jan. 8

Friday Coffeehouse will feature Jeep Rosenberg, a well-traveled New York-based singer/songwriter and extraordinary finger-style guitarist.

Due to the New Year holiday, the event will actually be held the second Friday, Jan. 8, atTrinityOrchard House on W.Va. 45 four miles from the four-way stop in Shepherdstown.

Doors open for social time and open mic sign-up at 7:30 p.m. All open mic participants should be there early to get a slot to perform at one of the area’s premier listening rooms. Eight slots at eight minutes per performer will be available on a first come first serve basis

Highlights of Rosenberg’s long and diverse performing career include a featured appearance with Kris Kristofferson on PBS, sharing the stage with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, opening for Patti Smith, Philip Glass, and Ian & Sylvia, being interviewed by the late Studs Terkel, and an NEA-funded apprenticeship with the legendary jazz guitarist Teddy Bunn.

Emory Joseph, songwriter for Bonnie Raitt, commented on Jeep’s music: “An amazing lyric from an interesting person (I’d bet my second to last button on it)… a decidedly-Texas songwriter’s quality here … I loved listening.”

Rosenberg spent his formative years in the South, instilling within him an appreciation for the magic and mystery of the region, during a time when music wasn’t just in the air, it was the air.

Taking up the guitar at the age of eleven, country artists like Roy Acuff, Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, and Gene Autry were among his first loves. He also developed an appreciation of great Southern writers like William Faulkner and Flannery O’ Connor whose influences often fuel his colorful lyrics.

Enjoy a great evening of music and fellowship. Snacks and refreshments served. Trinity Church Orchard House is located at 4599 Shepherdstown Roadd. (W.Va. 45/north side), midway between Martinsburg and Shepherdstown. A $10 donation is suggested.

Upcoming feature performers are:

February 5 – Dana and Susan Robinson

March 5 – Tom Prout and Emily McCormick

April 2 – RJ Cowdery