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

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