Todd Burge

"He's invented his own art form" Tim O'Brien

 

 

 

TODD BURGE – “WV’s Premier Songwriter” Larry Groce, Host of NPR’s Mountain Stage

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

“Literate, witty, off-kilter & always highly entertaining...a real revelation. We definitely want him to come again."  Pete Marshall, Prism Coffeehouse, Charlottesville, VA / WTJU Charlottesville

"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)

“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

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

Tim O'Brien with Todd Burge 2014 Morgantown WV 

Tim O'Brien with Todd Burge 2014 Morgantown WV 

 

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 (63 Eyes, The Larries) 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 has been a repeat guest on NPR's Mountain Stage and has been called the “West Virginia’s premier songwriter”, by its host, Larry Groce. In 2014, Burge wrote 13 songs for a musical adaptation of Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare. Burge, who might be known by many for his method of writing songs from the perspective of odd characters, humans, bugs and animals (listen to Building Characters produced by Don Dixon) released an album of very personal songs in 2015 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 his original song, Change (For Clean Water) which features Kathy Mattea on backing vocals. His most recent album is entitled “Live in Orlando” (2016) and captures the essence of his live solo performance and, at times hilarious storytelling. Todd Burge resides in Parkersburg WV with his wife Lisa and their children, Will and Sophia. 

Todd Burge pic by John Nelson 2015

Todd Burge pic by John Nelson 2015

TODD BURGE Discography (Solo)
Live in Orlando (2016)
Imitation Life (2015)
Building Characters (2012)
Character Building (2012)
Distraction Packed (2010)
My Lost and Found (2008)
Most Requested 1989-2000 (2007)
Hip About Time (2006)
New Year (2003)
Dreams Upstairs (2000)
Live at Raveler’s (1997)
Tin Since (1994)
New World Out of Order (1992)
Live at Maxwell’s (1991)
Never Say Uncle (1990)

with 63 EYES
63 Eyes - Self Titled (1996) 
Live on WWVU-FM-92 (1994)
Look In For Mothmen (1987)

 

Elizabeth Cook, Todd Burge,  Alejandro Escovedo and Justin Townes Earle on Mountain Stage 2012

Elizabeth Cook, Todd Burge,  Alejandro Escovedo and Justin Townes Earle on Mountain Stage 2012

 

Photographer: jphotoman

 

 

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