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First Friday features Lauren Sheehan and Zoe Carpenter

By Staff | Oct 31, 2014

The Nov. 7 First Friday Coffeehouse will feature traditional folk, blues and bluegrass stylings of Lauren Sheehan and Zoe Carpenter at Trinity Orchard House on Route 45 mid-way between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg.

Doors open for social time and open mic sign-up at 7 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. Up to eight performers can show off their talents during the hour preceding the feature act.

Sheehan, launched her recording and performing career in 2002 and has been sailing on to critical acclaim, national/international radio charts and ‘encores’ at festivals, concerts and venues across the country and in Canada ever since. From fronting a 9-piece band to solo acoustic work, this vivacious ‘songster’ delights audiences with the breadth of her material, evocative artistry and musicianship.

Sheehan clearly loves and inhabits the music she performs, shape shifting through the moods of the familiar and the obscure, howling with the werewolf and weeping with the willow. Her gifted guitar work, stylistic breadth and vocals are inspired by her study with elders, oral tradition and scholarship. With all of that tradition behind her, she re-creates the intimacy of a back porch, where singing and playing were regular events. Her First Friday show with Zoe Carpenter will also feature gorgeous mother-daughter harmonies. Visit www.LaurenSheehanMusic.com.

A $10 donation per person is requested. For more information, contact Steve Warner at 304-676-4422 or 304-876-2915.