Todd Burge

West Virginia's Singer-Songwriter

 

 

The beautiful spare production allows the listener to catch every nuance of Todd’s musicality and to get in right next to his unique lyric genius.
— Bruce Dalzell - Award Winning Songwriter, Athens Ohio

Your Reflection Will Kill You, is a strong album engaging aging, families, humor, life experiences, and existential journeys all done with lyricality and melody in mind that will make you keep this one in rotation for a while and want to share it with your friends.
Dennis W. McCurdy - Harmony In The House

Video of Don’t Water My Whiskey Down from Your Reflection Will Kill You featuring Ryan Kennedy & John Inghram. Recorded by Don Dixon. Video by Richard Anderson.

“Burge ponders ruminations of the past on the album’s title track, “Your Reflection Will Kill You.” (click image and watch video) Here, Burge offers the simple but hard-won wisdom that everyone must either live in the present or not really live at all.” Josh Beane - Hold The Note

From the new album, Your Reflection Will Kill You featuring Ryan Kennedy & John Inghram. Recorded by Don Dixon. Video by Richard Anderson. Artwork by Michael Arthur

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TWO NEW ALBUMS? ….….KIND OF…
Todd Burge has recently released
TWO ORIGINAL ALBUMS THAT WERE RECORDED 32 YEARS APART.

YOUR REFLECTION WILL KILL YOU (2018)
An all acoustic WV folk album

The new album, recorded by Don Dixon (Mary Chapin-Carpenter, REM) lyrically looks back on some facts and fiction that have brought Burge to where he is today. order and Listen Here

and

1986 - THE FIRST ALBUM
The “lost” rock album from 1986

recorded while Burge was still attending West Virginia University back in the mid-80s. The album got tangled up in some record industry politics and as a result, never hit the music store bins. It will officially be released for the first time ever this year. order and Listen here

Todd Burge at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre NYC by Todd Cerveris  BOOK BURGE NOW

Todd Burge at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre NYC by Todd Cerveris BOOK BURGE NOW

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“Finally released after more than 30 years, 1986: The First Album is quite different from the Burge with which you may be familiar. Although Burge has always had a singular, unmistakable style, the influences of musicians like Woody Guthrie have been easy to see. What may come as a surprise with Burge’s first effort is just how much early Elvis Costello was hiding in the shadows. The resurrected album’s sound has the rushed urgency typical of the punk and punk-influenced bands of the early to mid-1980s. In addition to Costello, artists such as Nick Lowe or even They Might Be Giants come to mind.” Josh Beane - Hold The Note Magazie

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 - Mountain Stage Host (NPR)
He’s got a great talent as a writer and unique view of the world; he’s invented his own art form. His songs just get better and better.
— Tim O'Brien - Grammy Winner

Live from NPR's Mountain Stage - I'm a Shark

I’m convinced - Ingenious Todd Burge successfully blends more wit and wisdom per song than anyone else I’ve enjoyed in years
— Ron Goad - Vice Pres – Songwriter’s Association of Washington DC

Live at The Kennedy Center - Pickin' A Lock

Literate, witty, off-kilter & always highly entertaining...a real revelation
— Pete Marshall, Prism Coffeehouse, Charlottesville, VA / WTJU Charlottesville
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