Todd Burge

Todd Burge

 Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA
SoloFolkAmericana

Latest album Imitation Life - Produced by Tim O'Brien -Employing wry humor, dexterous guitar work and drawing on a rich variety of life experiences, Burge has emerged as one of WV's most prolific singer/songwriters. Burge, has played everything from Alternative Rock to Contemporary Folk, performing concerts at festivals and in venues as diverse as CBGB’s, The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Kennedy Center & clubs including the obscure, to the world famous Caffe Lena, Club Passim etc.

Biography

TODD BURGE


www.toddburge.com




Todd belongs in
the company of Peter Stampfel, Todd Snider and Paul Thorn with Roger Miller
winking from beyond. Look upon his works, ye Mighty, and despair!"


Larry Groce – Host of NPR’s Mountain Stage



"He's
got a great talent as a writer and unique view of the world; he's invented his
own art form. His songs just get better and better.”


Tim O’Brien  (Singer-Songwriter, Grammy winner)




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."

Douglas Imbrogno - The Charleston
Gazzette




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 Contemporary Folk, performing concerts at festivals and in venues as diverse
as CBGB’s, The Country Music Hall of Fame,  The Kennedy Center, and of course, literally
hundreds of clubs including the obscure, to the world famous Caffe Lena, Club
Passim and Music City Roots.  He is a
repeat guest on NPR's Mountain Stage and has been called the “dean of WV
songwriters, the best we have”, by its host, Larry Groce. In 2014, Burge wrote
13 songs for a musical adaptation of Love’s Labour’s Lost by William
Shakespeare. The show received great reviews as it was performed at Muskingum
Park in Marietta Ohio, produced by Marietta College/The Colony Theatre and
directed by Geoff Coward.   Burge, who may be best known for his method of
writing songs from the perspective of odd characters, bugs and animals (listen
to Building Characters produced by Don Dixon) has recently released an album of
very personal songs entitled Imitation Life. The recording was produced by long
term collaborator, Tim O’Brien. O’Brien is an inductee of the WV Music Hall of
Fame and Grammy winner. The album includes a song called Change (For Clean
Water) which features Kathy Mattea on backing vocals.  Todd Burge resides in Parkersburg WV with his
wife Lisa and their children, Will and Sophia.







For bookings or more info


www.toddburge.com


toddburge@suddenlink.net

(304)481-2766


 


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