Wednesday, July 31, 2013

In Athens at Donkey This Saturday - Also: LEARN/TEACH Todd the Banjo!

Hi everyone,
First off, check out my music here and my videos here.  I have some nice shows to announce later this year in Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee and more. Check my tour page for all the details. 
I'll be at Donkey Coffee in Athens Ohio this Saturday Aug 3 at 8pm with Bruce Dalzell and Billy Rhinehart. We are tooling up for our Maryland tour later this month. I'm really looking forward to this Saturday's show. Donkey is one of my favorite listening venues.

I think I'm simultaneously  teaching and learning claw hammer style banjo. Watch this video and see what I mean.

Hope to see you very soon at a show.
Thank you for allowing me to do what I must do.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Todd Burge Praising Arts Organizations & The Importance of "Music In The Schools"

Hi All,
I'll be playing a show for kids this Saturday in Pomeroy Ohio!
Big River Bend Blues Bash (by The Court Street Grill - 1PM
Check out my "Tours" page for more details.
They'll be giving away free harmonicas and kazoos to kids 2-12!

Todd Burge Praising Arts Organizations & Music in Schools A video praising the efforts of Arts Organizations everywhere and dedicated to Eli Joe Tracewell who told me "When I was in middle school, you taught me how to play the harmonica for the Blues in the Schools program. It's been seven years! Still one of my favorite memories!" Download and listen to Todd Burge music for Grownups and Kids here

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Burge Plays WTAP and Parkersburg's City Park

Sophia and Will Burge take over WTAP - Watch them live on Daybreak this Monday morning
July 15 between 6 and 7AM

Please share and invite your facebook friends to this event!

Todd Burge performs a FREE concert of songs for kids and grownups at a special fund raiser for the Criss Elementary School Bleachers (more below)

This is part of the Artsbridge Summer Concert Series In The Park
Made possible by Wendy's
Band Shell - City Park – Parkersburg, WV
7PM – Free
Thursday, July 18th 
Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

if rain, they move it to the large horse shoe tossin' shelter

++++A message from Todd about the Criss School Bleachers Fundraiser+++++

Our daughter Sophia (7) and son, Will (9) both attend Criss Elementary School in Parkersburg WV. I'm hoping that this concert will bring attention to the fact that the School 
is in great need of new bleachers in their Gymnasium. The current bleachers have been there since the school was built back in the 50s and will not hold the entire student body. They do not meet code and are dangerous and difficult for small children as well as seniors to negotiate. New bleachers will cost around $30,000 or more. Thanks to generous donations from the community and various businesses, we have raised a few thousand dollars. 

We are looking forward to a day when the kids and family of Criss Elementary School can enjoy holiday shows, awards ceremonies and sporting events together safely. 

Will you help? 

Any donation however large or small will be appreciated.

The Criss School PTA will be “passing the hat” during this performance. 

If you would like to donate right now, please send Check or money order to:

Criss Elementary School
Attn: Bleacher Fund
2800 22nd St Parkersburg, WV 26101-3812
Telephone: 304-420-9522. 

Thank you!