Todd Burge

West Virginia's Singer-Songwriter



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 - Mountain Stage Host (NPR)
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 - Grammy Winner
Your Reflection Will Kill You, is a strong album engaging aging, families, humor, life experiences, and existential journeys all done with lyricality and melody in mind that will make you keep this one in rotation for a while and want to share it with your friends.
— Dennis W. McCurdy - Harmony In The House
“Burge ponders ruminations of the past on the album’s title track, “Your Reflection Will Kill You.” (click image and watch video) Here, Burge offers the simple but hard-won wisdom that everyone must either live in the present or not really live at all.
— Josh Beane - Hold The Note
Todd Burge at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre NYC by Todd Cerveris  BOOK BURGE NOW

Todd Burge at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre NYC by Todd Cerveris BOOK BURGE NOW

Finally released after more than 30 years, 1986: The First Album is quite different from the Burge with which you may be familiar. Although Burge has always had a singular, unmistakable style, the influences of musicians like Woody Guthrie have been easy to see. What may come as a surprise with Burge’s first effort is just how much early Elvis Costello was hiding in the shadows. The resurrected album’s sound has the rushed urgency typical of the punk and punk-influenced bands of the early to mid-1980s. In addition to Costello, artists such as Nick Lowe or even They Might Be Giants come to mind.
— Josh Beane - Hold The Note Magazine
The beautiful spare production allows the listener to catch every nuance of Todd’s musicality and to get in right next to his unique lyric genius.
— Bruce Dalzell - Award Winning Songwriter, Athens Ohio

Live from NPR's Mountain Stage - I'm a Shark

I’m convinced - Ingenious Todd Burge successfully blends more wit and wisdom per song than anyone else I’ve enjoyed in years
— Ron Goad - Vice Pres – Songwriter’s Association of Washington DC

Live at The Kennedy Center - Pickin' A Lock

Literate, witty, off-kilter & always highly entertaining...a real revelation
— Pete Marshall, Prism Coffeehouse, Charlottesville, VA / WTJU Charlottesville
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