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First Friday Coffeehouse features Justin Trawick April 1

By Staff | Apr 3, 2016

The April 1 First Friday Coffeehouse will feature Justin Trawick, one of the DC metro area’s most well-known songwriters. The event is held at Trinity Orchard House on Route 45 mid-way between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg, West Virginia. Doors open for social time and open mic sign-up at 7 pm. 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.

Justin Trawick is not just another man with a guitar. He’s a multi-talented performer, expertly balancing between roles as a solo singer/songwriter and band front man. His self-described brand of “Urban Folk Rock” inspires comparisons with troubadours such as Bob Schneider, Ryan Adams, and G. Love. The 27-year-old from Arlington, Virginia, invokes on stage a deep sense of raw emotional energy stemming from his incredibly personable lyrics and captivating delivery.

Trawick’s versatility also translates into his recordings. His latest EP, Starting Over, is his finest work yet. Written against a backdrop of losing his job and relationships ending, the record ranges from the upbeat folkiness of the title track, to the deeply personal down tempo soulfulness of Untitled.

Trawick works tirelessly to promote not only his work, but also the music of many other aspiring singer/songwriters. He created and manages a successful nine-person East Coast singer-songwriter series. He also has various residencies in key venues across the region, and is lauded by media and fans alike. Whether as a songwriter, performer, band frontman or promoter, it’s no wonder why Justin Trawick is known as the “Hardest Working Musician in DC.”

Enjoy a great evening of music and fellowship. Snacks and refreshments served. Trinity Orchard House is located at 4599 Shepherdstown Rd. (Rt. 45), Martinsburg. From Shepherdstown, located four miles on the right from the four-way stop just before The Pump House. A $10 donation per person is requested. For more information, contact Steve Warner 304-676-4422 or 304-876-2915.