The "Titan of the Telecaster", Mr "Hot Rod Lincoln" himself, teams up with WV's "Sultan of Sardonic" for a handful of dynamic evenings full of twisted stories and distraction packed folk rock-a-country-twang-a-bil
ly. This means you'll really dig what these to cats lay on you!
Thursday May 2 - 7PM
Barboursville WV – Route 60 Music
Friday May 3 -8PM
Marietta Ohio -The Adelphia Music Hall
Saturday May 4 (Guitar/Songwriter Workshop) 12noon
Marietta Ohio - The Colony Theatre
This workshop is free and brought to you by
The Ohio Arts Council
Saturday May 4th - 8PM
Morgantown WV– The Monongalia Arts Center (MAC)
Sunday May 5th -8PM
Canton, OH The Kathleen Howland Theatre
Part of the "Don Dixon's Basement" series
Don Dixon will serve as host and perform along!
Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step onto any stage, play those trademark licks that drove his seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten, and elicit instant recognition for a career that has spanned over 40 years and includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more. Named “A Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, he celebrates an American musical tradition where rock 'n' roll and country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass, Western swing from Texas and California honky-tonk. His current CD Word To The Wise on Proper American features duets with many of these artists he's worked with, including Elvis, Nick, Maria Muldaur and Dan Hicks
"Defying gravity and age, Todd just gets better. This collection includes songs that no one else could have conceived, much less written. Todd belongs in the company of Peter Stampfel, Todd Snider and Paul Thorn with Roger Miller winking from beyond. Dixon, O'Brien and Malone put up the perfect front to make it all seem so normal.
Look upon his works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Larry Groce – Host of NPR’s Mountain Stage
"Man I have really been digging your Building Characters CD. Sometimes I literally laugh out loud at the some of the lines and stories. Great stuff Todd. The Jesus Night Light song cracks me up, but the whole CD is really original. My thanks and compliments to you."
Jason Ringenberg/Jason & The Scorchers/Farmer Jason
Over the last two decades, Todd Burge, has played everything from Alternative Rock to Bluegrass, performing over 100 shows per year in venues as diverse as CBGB’s, The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Kennedy Center. Burge is a repeat guest on Public Radio’s Mountain Stage and has been called the “dean of WV songwriters, the best we have”, by the show’s host, Larry Groce. Burge has performed and toured with Tim O’Brien, Kathy Mattea, Lucinda Williams, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, Larry Groce, Ricky Skaggs and many others.
In April of this year, Burge will release two CDs, One for grownups entitled “Building Characters” produced by Don Dixon (R.E.M. Mary Chapin Carpenter) and featuring Tim O’Brien (Hot Rize, Mark Knopfler, Steve Martin) and one for children entitled “Character Building”. The Children’s CD will serve as an ongoing fundraiser for The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. His high energy shows are packed with songs and stories of bizarre characters and critters, from dogs to sharks to humans and beyond. Burge has the ability to twist his catchy tunes into something we can all relate to. Todd Burge also hosts his own radio show and podcast, Songwriter Night with Todd Burge. He resides with his wife Lisa and two young children, Sophia (6) and William (8) in Parkersburg WV.