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First Friday features contemporary troubadour

By Staff | Oct 1, 2012

First Friday Coffeehouse presents Connor Garvey, a rising young star on the national folk scene, Oct. 5 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.

“Connor Garveys songs are like placing folk-funk guitar and ukulele, soulful vocals and paradoxical metaphors in an electric juicer…youve never tasted it before, but its intriguing and delectable so you have to keep drinking. His clever, rhythmic string foundations provide a background for his most prominent instrument, his voice. His songs draw the attention of the entire room with humor, daring honesty, and grace through a universal message that people can grab hold of,” says Dennis Bigelow, music director of KRFC-FM.

It is this connection with his audience that makes Garvey wonderfully successful in his live performances. Hailing from Maine, his initiation as a modern troubadour came in 2008 by way of a 45-day, self booked tour by Amtrak across the country. Now, many years of traveling later, Garvey is finding his place as a seasoned folk-rock singer-songwriter touring around the United States in his station wagon, playing festivals, winning songwriting competitions and playing to full crowds at many of the countrys best acoustic venues. Radio listeners across the nation became enthralled with Garveys sound when his song “Soul on the Line” remained in extensive airplay on Sirius XMs The Coffeehouse, where he was anointed one of the top new Singer Songwriters of 2010.

For more on Connor Garvey, visi www.connorgarveysongs.com.