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MCTA: Todd Burge, Dean of West Virginia Songwriters

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:30pm

Mountain City Traditional Arts 25 East Main Street, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg

Dean of West Virginia Songwriters to Perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts

As part of FSU’s Folklore and Folklife Program, Mountain City Traditional Arts will present a performance by Todd Burge, known as the Dean of West Virginia Songwriters, on Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at 25 E. Main St. in downtown Frostburg.

Burge’s scat singing and lyrical humor lighten the mood of heavy subjects, letting his insights sneak up on the listener. Through songs that inhabit his invented characters, Burge has made a name for himself with his original brand of American folk music. Over the past three years, he has performed in venues such as the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Kennedy Center alongside various musicians, including Tim O’Brien, Kathy Mattea, Lucinda Williams, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, Larry Groce and Ricky Skaggs.

As Doug Imbrogno of the Charleston Gazette said, “A short list of West Virginia’s finest performing songwriters would have to include Parkersburg-based Todd Burge. His by-turns smart, serious and funny tunes and his confident stage presence are a master class in the art of the solo singer-songwriter craft.”

For more information, call MCTA at 301-687-8040 or email

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