Friday, March 27, 2015

PURPLE FIDDLE, CAIRO, PARKERSBURG ART CENTER SERIES CONTINUES!! RADIO AND MORE


AMAZING SHOWS COMING UP!



Our first Concert Sold out at the Parkersburg Art Center!
Get your tickets for the next performance

right now right here! Check it out




Friday, April 10th   2015 8pm
THE SUITCASE JUNKET
Todd Burge will host and open the show

Benefiting The Parkersburg Arts Center 725 Market Street Parkersburg, WV 
http://parkersburgartcenter.org/
TICKETS ARE $12 in Advance $15 at the Door (If Available)




The Suitcase Junket
NATIONALLY TOURING, SLIDE GUITAR PLAYING,
THROAT SINGING ONE MAN BAND!

“Not everyone can pull of the one-man-band gambit without lapsing into schtick,  
but Amherst's Matt Lorenz has it all down to an art form.
The songs are what you remember”– The Boston Globe
http://youtu.be/T_IfEq7Y9Bk

TODD BURGE
will host and open the show


COMING IN MAY!
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THE SEA THE SEA

Friday May 8th 2015 8pm
THE SEA, THE SEA
Benefiting The Parkersburg Arts Center 725 Market Street Parkersburg, WV 
http://parkersburgartcenter.org/
TICKETS ARE $12 in Advance $15 at the Door (If Available)

“ two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year”
The Huffington Post


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Todd Burge Album Out Today! iTunes, Amazon, etc

The New Album Releases TODAY!Pick your copy up in your favorite format in the Todd Burge Store
or on iTunes/Amazon etc! 

TODD BURGE STORE  CDs & Downloads
iTunes                   Amazon                CD Baby 

THE NEW ALBUM by TODD BURGE 
IMITATION LIFE
Produced By Tim O’Brien


"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. This album is a real Todd de force”
Tim O’Brien (Singer-Songwriter, Grammy winner)

Written during Todd's 50th year on planet Earth, this album was originally entitled "50 Songs", but fear of false advertising nixed that one. Burge, who may be best known for his method of writing songs from the perspective of odd characters, criminals, animals and bugs, (listen to Building Characters produced by Don Dixon) has recently released an album of personal songs entitled Imitation Life (MARCH 2015). The recording was produced by long term collaborator, Tim O’Brien. O’Brien is an inductee to the WV Music Hall of Fame and 2015 Grammy winner. Recorded live with few overdubs at John Prine’s Butcher Shoppe Studios in Nashville TN, and engineered and mixed by David “Ferg” Ferguson (Johnny Cash, Del McCoury) the album captures Burge’s melodies and unique wordplay in their element. 
Imitation Life features O’Brien on multiple instruments, Kathy Mattea on backing vocals and a handful of other Nashville cats* rounding out the band.

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


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. Todd Burge resides in Parkersburg WV with his wife Lisa and their children, Will and Sophia.

Imitation Life by Todd Burge
Produced by Tim O’Brien

Todd Burge – vocals, acoustic guitar, ukulele, banjo & harmonicas
Tim O'Brien – mandolin, violin, electric & acoustic guitars, bouzouki & backing vocals
Lex Price – upright and electric bass 
Ian Fitchuck – drums, marimba & Hammond B3 organ

Kathy Mattea – backing vocals on “Change”
Larry Atamanuik - drums on “Change” 
Mike Bub - bass on “Change”
Will Burge – backing vocal on “Step Aside”
Recorded and mixed at The Butcher Shoppe Studio – Nashville TN
Engineered and mixed by David Ferguson 
Additional engineering by Sean Sullivan
Mastered by David K. Shipley at Foxwood Mastering – Nashville TN

Original “wire man” art by Nick Barry
Tim O'Brien appears courtesy of Howdy Skies Records
All songs by Todd Burge ©2015 Bunj Jam Music BMI

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pictures from Album Release Concert THANK YOU!

Thank you all for supporting what I do! Sincerely Todd

Post by Todd Burge.

Next up at The Parkersburg Arts Center




Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WTAP/Facebook Song - "I Ironed My Shirt For This?"

Here's a song I wrote via WTAP viewers and my Facebook "Likers". The song's title was conceived by Jessica Bowers. Thank you! If you would like a Gift Song written for you or a loved one or friend, visit www.yourgiftsong.com

Friday, March 06, 2015

Todd Burge's New Album Charting Five Songs In The TOP 10 - ADP GLOBAL SINGLE CHART!

APD Global Radio Indicator Charts ™
Top 50 APD Americana / AAA Singles - March 2015
(as of 10:29pm Friday, March 6th 2015)


Todd Burge - Imitation Life - Produced by Tim O'Brien
                       Change (For Clean Water) Featuring Kathy Mattea

2  Todd Burge - Imitation Life - Produced by Tim O'Brien
                         If This Tree Could Talk

Todd Burge - Imitation Life - Produced by Tim O'Brien
                         The Cheerleader

4  Sherry Lynn Promotions Comp Vol #7
                         Big B - Raised ON A Gravel Road 3:01

5  Todd Burge - Imitation Life - Produced by Tim O'Brien
                         Good Times of Life

6  Black Prairie - A Tear In the Eye Is a Wound In the Hea
                          For The Love of John Hartford

7  Todd Burge - Imitation Life - Produced by Tim O'Brien
                          Time To Waste Time

8  Black Prairie - A Tear In the Eye Is a Wound In the Hea
                            Rock of Ages

9  Stephen Stills - "Carry On" 17
                            Carry On/Questions (CSN&Y)

10 Black Prairie - A Tear In the Eye Is a Wound In the Hea 17
                            Nowhere, Massachusetts

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Parkersburg Arts Center hosting Songwriter Night Series This Spring (Todd Burge CD Release Concert March 13 also, Suitcase Junket, The Sea The Sea and more)

Songwriter Night with Todd Burge Returns to the Parkersburg Art Center 
Three intimate evenings featuring regional and national touring songwriters!

The second Friday of March, April and May
will feature some of the most unique songwriters in the country!

SOLD OUT    
Todd Burge Album Release
Parkersburg Art Center - March 13 2015 8pm
with Jimmy Clinton, Larry Groce, William Matheny and more


Todd performs songs from his upcoming album, Imitation Life, 
Produced by Grammy winner Tim O’Brien and featuring Kathy Mattea.
‘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



COMING UP NEXT!
_________________________________________________________________

THE SUITCASE JUNKET
Friday, April 10th   2015 8pm
THE SUITCASE JUNKET
Benefiting The Parkersburg Arts Center 725 Market Street Parkersburg, WV 
http://parkersburgartcenter.org/
TICKETS ARE $12 in Advance $15 at the Door (If Available)

NATIONALLY TOURING, SLIDE GUITAR PLAYING, THROAT SINGING ONE MAN BAND!
“Not everyone can pull of the one-man-band gambit without lapsing into schtick,  
but Amherst's Matt Lorenz has it all down to an art form.
The songs are what you remember”– The Boston Globe


COMING UP NEXT!
_________________________________________________________________

THE SEA THE SEA
Friday May 8th 2015 8pm
THE SEA, THE SEA
Benefiting The Parkersburg Arts Center 725 Market Street Parkersburg, WV 
http://parkersburgartcenter.org/
TICKETS ARE $12 in Advance $15 at the Door (If Available)

“ two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year”
The Huffington Post


Wednesday, December 24, 2014