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Todd Burge

Todd Burge

Sep 7th 2018 @ The Listening Room

Wytheville, VA
Sep
07
Todd Burge - The Listening Room
Friday, September 7th, 2018
7:00 PM
The Listening Room
420 E Main St, Wytheville, VA 24382
1 RSVP
www.toddburge.com
Employing wry humor, dexterous guitar work and drawing on a rich variety of life experiences, Todd Burge has emerged as one of West Virginia's most prolific singer/songwriters. Burge, has played everything from Alternative Rock to Contemporary Folk, performing concerts at festivals and in venues as diverse as CBGB’s, The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Kennedy Center, and of course, literally hundreds of clubs including the obscure, to the world famous Caffe Lena, Club Passim and Music City Roots. He has been a repeat guest on NPR's Mountain Stage and has been called the “West Virginia’s premier songwriter”, by its host, Larry Groce. In 2014, he wrote 13 songs for a musical adaptation of Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare. The musical has been produced in theatres in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Burge, who is known by many for his method of writing songs from the perspective of odd characters, humans, bugs and animals (listen to Building Characters produced by Don Dixon) released an album of very personal songs in 2015 entitled Imitation Life. The recording was produced by longtime collaborator and Grammy winner, Tim O’Brien. The album includes his original song, Change (For Clean Water) which features Kathy Mattea on backing vocals. Most recently, Burge has released “Live on Mountain Stage 2006-2015”. The 17 track CD features his many performances from the popular NPR radio show and podcast. Todd Burge resides in Parkersburg WV with his wife Lisa and their children, Will and Sophia.

“WV’s Premier Songwriter, Todd belongs in the company of Peter Stampfel, Todd Snider and Paul Thorn with Roger Miller winking from beyond. Look upon his works, ye Mighty, and despair!" ~ Larry Groce, Host of NPR’s Mountain Stage