Sunday, December 03, 2006

Neil Young's "Songs of our Times" adds Buffalo Skinned by all the Kings Men

Todd's Tune
Buffalo Skinned by all the King's Men
Has been added to Neil Young's 1000 "Songs of our Times"
Today it is charting @ #36
Click Here to listen to the song.
Give er a listen and pass it on
Click here to listen to other tunes of protest on Neil's site


Thursday, November 30, 2006

Todd records again with Tim O'Brien/Don Dixon

Just finished a fine recording project with Tim O'Brien, Michael Lipton, Ammed Soloman, Ted Harrison. Don Dixon (producer/engineer for REM, Marshall Crenshaw and songwriter for Joe Cocker..etc.. more on Don Below) was behind the knobs.

The project is a tribute to Blind Alfred Reed and sales from the project will benefit the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.
Reed was a WV singer/songwriter and fiddler was one of Ralph Peer's discoveries on the legendary 1927 Bristol field trip that unearthed both the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.

I recorded his song, The Telephone Girl with Tim O'Brien singing back up and playing fiddle and the other cats mentioned above backing the whole deal up.
It was a live recording and was also taped by WV Public Television.

Other acts scheduled to record on the project include, Kathy Mattea, Nat Reese, Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel), Connie Smith, John Lilly, Molly O'Brien, Dwight Diller and others..

Stay tuned..

About Don DixonProducer, musician, performer, vocalist and songwriter Don Dixon is perhaps best known for his work as producer for some of America's favorite artists including R.E.M., Marshall Crenshaw, The Smithereens, and his wife, Marti Jones.
Dixon started out as a bass player and vocalist for North Carolina band Arrogance. The band's five albums spread over almost a decade and generated a fervent regional following before the band went their separate ways, and Dixon decided to try his hand at producing and creating his own solo records.
Dixon's songwriting talents garnered him a single on the Joe Cocker million-seller with "I Can Hear The River" and a co-write of the song "Time and Time Again" with the Counting Crows. And while writing, Dixon also has been playing. He played bass on Mary Chapin Carpenter's #1 single "Shut Up And Kiss Me."
Dixon completed a run in New York City, along with Jim Wann and Bland Simpson, in a rollicking cabaret show about life in the coastal Carolinas entitled "King Mackerel & The Blues Are Runnin'." Notices were outstanding. King Mack was taped and is broadcast by the North Carolina Public TV Network as part of their annual Festival fundraiser.
Dixon's album, Romantic Depressive, got wonderful reviews, incidentally causing him to tour as the support act on a bunch of amphitheater dates for Hootie & The Blowfish.

Friday, October 06, 2006

I'll never open for Loudon Wainwright III

Just got this email from Tim Peacock.
He books Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville Ohio

Hey Todd,
I just sent an email to Loudon Wainwright's agent yesterday with a link to your site asking them about you opening. Unfortunately, they said Loudon doesn't want an intelligent, witty male songwriter opening for an intelligent, witty, male songwriter. So, I'd take that as a complement.

Hey, I have some unfunny stupid songs. Gimme a chance. TB

Thursday, February 09, 2006


Hey Folks! My friend in music, Tim O’Brien
won a Grammy last night for:
Best Traditional Folk Album!

Fiddler's Green
Tim O'Brien
[Sugar Hill Records]

You’ve got to check Tim’s music out!
Congratulations Tim.

By the way, you can also hear
Tim play on my new CD, Hip About Time.
Listen Here

Or visit


Todd Burge