“I'm convinced - Ingenious Todd Burge successfully blends more wit and wisdom per song than anyone else I've enjoyed in years.”
“Todd Burge's "The Most Beautiful Light" from Building Characters. Are you kidding me? To be able to take a simple concept from our every day lives, put to perfect words, perfect pitch vocals, perfect guitar picking, perfect notes on harmonica...all in a gradual, revealing, story telling perfect melodic lyric.....I wish I could do all of that, once!”
“Man I have really been digging your Building Characters CD. Sometimes I literally laugh out loud at the some of the lines and stories. Great stuff Todd. The Jesus Night Light song cracks me up, but the whole CD is really original. My thanks and compliments to you. Jason Ringenberg/Jason & The Scorchers/Farmer Jason ”
“Defying gravity and age, Todd just gets better. This collection ("Building Characters" coming April 2012) includes songs that no one else could have conceived, much less written. Todd belongs in the company of Peter Stampfel, Todd Snider and Paul Thorn with Roger Miller winking from beyond. Dixon, O'Brien and Malone put up the perfect front to make it all seem so normal. Look upon his works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
“On his new recording ("Building Characters" out April 2012) Todd Burge inhabits his invented characters. The scat singing and lyrical humor lighten the mood of some heavy subjects, letting his insights sneak up on you. He just keeps getting better and better.”
“He’s a deeply original, even quirky writer, but his stuff kind of works its way into your skull and improves it.”
“With wit and pathos in equal measure, Todd Burge takes on subjects in his songs that never occur to most folks. Subjects too quirky, too controversial, too obtuse for most writers to get a handle on. His compelling vocal style and unique perspective keep me interested long after the last note rings out.” (Comments onTodd's April 2012 release, "Building Characters")”
“A very fantastic songwriter!”
"Around this state he's probably the 'dean' of all the singer/songwriters. The finest singer & songwriter that we have.”
"A short list of WV'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."
“Jessica said this after a Todd Burge and the Odd URges show "It was almost Pentecostal"!”
“There are few more accomplished, respected musicians in West Virginia than Todd Burge... [he] is much loved for his irreverent, witty -- and sometimes dark -- version of Americana and folk.”
"Of all the songwriters on 17th Street in Parkerburg WV..., I'm one of them"
"On Distraction Packed (his latest release since 2008’s My Lost and Found)Burge finds himself settling comfortably into his middle-aged, shark skin suit, being as old as he can be, with rockin’ results."
"I was about to head out for my morning walk. It was a beautiful spring morning in Iowa. I loaded Distraction Packed on the old iPhone and set out. Thirty seconds into “This Song Won’t Write Itself” I was right back where I’ve always been when it comes to Todd and his work: a little piece of musical heaven."
"The songs make me laugh and then think, and then laugh and think again."
"Possibly the best songwriter to ever come out of West Virginia"