0005334608_10Todd Burge is a legend of the West Virginia music scene. From his days in a Morgantown punk band to his current status as Americana ambassador for The Mountain State, Todd has made his mark with intelligent songwriting and heartfelt singing and playing.

Let swipe his online bio here: “WV Troubadour, Played everything from Alternative Rock to Bluegrass, but is mainly known for the sharp wit, soaring vocal & guitar prowess found in many of his songs while performing his hybrid brand of Contemporary Americana-Folk. He has performed venues as diverse as NPR’s Mountain Stage, CBGB’s, The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Kennedy Center. He is about to perform near you”

a0024345723_16Now Todd is raising awareness for the Food Allergy Network (FARE) (  Todd’s 9 year old, Sophia, has severe food allergies, and Todd and his wife have experienced firsthand how severe food allergies can be-life threatening and for many who have them, some foods that are everywhere, and in almost every restaurant and household, are literally poisonous.

So Todd has set up an IndieGoGo campaign to sell his music, with fifteen percent of the proceeds going to FARE. Donation levels start at a mere ten dollars, which will get you your choice of a download of Todd’s brand-new, first-ever live album, “Live in Orlando,” or his latest studio effort, “Imitation of Life.”

At higher levels you get signed CDs, songwriter workshops, jewelry made from guitar and mandolin strings and at the top levels, Todd will cover a song of your choice, write a song for you, or perform a concert at your house.

Aside from the terrific value of Todd’s music, you will also be helping out a very important cause. I have a little experience with this myself, which might explain my aversion to mushrooms to some of you. This is your chance to do something good and still get some great music in return. Follow the widget below or this link to learn more.