First Friday Coffeehouse presents Todd Burge
First Friday Coffeehouse will feature Todd Burge, one of West Virginia’s premier singer-songwriters, at Trinity Orchard House. Doors open for social time and sign-up at 7 p.m. The feature will be preceded by a one hour open mic where performers have an opportunity to show their stuff in one of the area`s premier listening rooms.
Employing wry humor, dexterous guitar work and drawing on a rich variety of life experiences, Todd Burge has emerged as one of West Virginia’s most prolific singer/songwriters. Burge has played everything from Alternative Rock to Bluegrass, performing concerts in venues as diverse as The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Kennedy Center. He is a repeat guest on National Public Radio’s Mountain Stage and has been called the “dean of WV songwriters, the best we have”, by the show’s host, Larry Groce.
His by-turns smart, serious and funny tunes and his confident stage presence are a master class in the art of the solo singer-songwriter craft,” according to the The Charleston Gazette. For more information, visit www.toddburge.com.
First Friday is well-known for musical excellence and an attentive audience. Performers representing a wide variety of roots genres come from all over the region and the United States. They perform in a candle-lit atmosphere with an excellent sound system and engineer. Several artists have commented that the venue is one of the best they have played at and an excellent opportunity for showcasing their talents. First Friday Coffeehouse is a not-for-profit venture in partnership with Trinity United Methodist Church in Martinsburg. All proceeds go to feature artists and to help pay operating expenses.
Enjoy a great evening of music and fellowship. Snacks and refreshments served. Trinity Orchard House is located at 4599 Shepherdstown Rd. (Rt. 45), Martinsburg. A $10 donation per person is requested. For more information, contact Steve Warner at 304-676-4422.