Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Looking Back at VA & MD, The "Ohio Guys Tour" and More.

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I've just added more shows in Pittsburgh, Knoxville and more. 
Speaking of touring, I had a fantastic time rejoining old friends and finding new ones on my run through Maryland and Virginia last week.
Check out some of the pics and videos I gathered along the way.
Thanks for allowing me to do what I love to do. 
The last week was full of surprises in four venues I had never played.

Dante's - Frostburg MD
Charlie's Motel in Frostburg. My reluctance to stay at this "American Owned"
Motel was offset by the fact that it was solar powered. Is that silly? Probably.

Pic by Lisa Sheirer
What a hip music space this is. Thanks Sinead and Charlie and special thanks to Lisa Sheirer for hooking me up with the venue. My first performance in Frostburg was perfect. Fine people in that audience too! Looking forward to seeing you again in Oct. Check my "tours" out here www.toddburge.com 

Thanks to John and Allison Bolten for the Bethesda and Upperville "hook up".

Kazoo workshop (no joke) followed by a performance with the kids. 

I drove up to the Potter's house and met Jamie for the first time.
Within 30 seconds I felt we were good friends.
The View from the Stage at Little Gidding. No Kidding.

Heard a lot of good songs at Little Gidding by John and Allison Bolten Amy Potter Sullivan etc.
This tune by Jamie (in the video) was running through my head the next day so I asked him to
play it one more time before I hit the road. Google their music. Check out "The Whiskey Darlin's" too.

The "Ohio Guys" Tour 2013. Somehow this WV boy became part of this 20 year old tradition. Bruce Dalzell and Billy Rhinehart have traveled to Fredericksburg VA to meet up with old pals Pete Mealy and Laurie Rose Griffith annually for many years now. I remember Laurie when she reigned supreme over the Contemporary Folk Scene at OU back in the late 80s or early 90s. It was great to see them play at the Colonial Tavern on Friday. Bruce, Billy and I played at Griffin's Book store on Saturday with Harlan Dalzell, Bruce's son, making a cameo. The after party was the best. Long time Athens Ohio songwriter, Pat White blew me away (pun unintended) with his Balloon song. Corina Dalzell sang some originals on the porch. Harlan did too. These folks whether blood related or not are all family. I was honored to be part of this special gathering. Thanks Bruce, Pete, Laurie and all.
Above Pic 1 - Pete, Laurie and Henry Pic 2 - Harlan
Pic 3 - Laurie, Pat, Bruce Pic 4 Corina and Harlan

PORCH VIDEOS by Harlan & Corina Dalzell

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

AUGUST TOUR - Todd Burge plays Frostburg, Upperville, Bethesda and Fredericksburg

Hi friends! I will be in Frostburg, MD, Upperville VA, Bethesda MD and Fredericksburg VA this month. Please share this event page with your friends who live in the DC area and Frostburg.
Thank you!

See dates below

Todd Burge www.toddburge.com

"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

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 8:00pm
Frostburg, MD
Dante's - 8PM
Todd Burge in Concert

Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 1:30 and 3PM
Bethesda, MD
World Music Summer Camp for Kids
Workshop & Concert
Todd Burge kazoo worshop for kids 3-8 and concert
World Music Summer Camp for Kids
7701 Bradley Blvd.
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
Phone 301-910-1669 (host)
Email camp@musicKidsProgram.com
Website http://www.MusicKidsProgram.com/

Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 7:30pm
Upperville, VA
Little Gidding Presents: TODD BURGE HOUSE CONCERT
21748 Greengarden Road, Upperville, Virginia 20184
For questions email whiskeydarlings@aol.com

Friday, August 16, 2013 at 8:00pm
Fredericksburg, VA- Colonial Tavern - Griffith, Mealy, Burge, Rhinehart & Dalzells - A hootenanny!
406 Lafayette Blvd Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 8:00pm
Fredericksburg, VA
The Griffin Bookshop and Coffee Bar
Burge, Dalzells and Rhinehart
723 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
(540) 899-8041