Tuesday, April 12, 2016

“Dean of West Virginia Songwriters” Todd Burge to perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Todd Burge will return to Frostburg bringing his unique humor and songwriting skills to Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 East Main Street in Frostburg, on April 30th  for a children's concert at 4:00pm and a performance for the general public at 7:30pm. Both events are free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.
Todd has become one of West Virginia’s most intriguing singer/songwriters. His songs are written with an inspiration from life experiences and expressed with humor and immense talent. His music styles vary widely from folk to alternative rock but always have the same Todd Burge flare. Many of his best known songs are written from the perspective of bugs, animals, and made up characters of his own.
He has performed in a variety of venues including CBGB’s, The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Kennedy Center, and hundreds of smaller venues. He has appeared multiple times on NPR’s Mountain Stage where he was first called the “dean of WV songwriters, the best we have”, by the host, Larry Groce. His most recent album, Imitation Life, was produced in a collaboration with Grammy winner Tim O'Brien and one song "Change (For Clean Water) features backup vocals by Kathy Mattea. Todd Burge lives in Parkersburg WV with his wife Lisa and their children, Will and Sophia.
Dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region, Mountain City Traditional Arts is a program of Frostburg State University, with support from FrostburgFirst, the Allegany Arts Council, and the Maryland Traditions Program of the State Arts Council. For more information contact mountaincitytradarts@gmail.com or call 301-687-8040.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.