Character Building (for Kids & Grownups)

by Todd Burge



25% of the profits from this CD will forever be donated to The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

An album of songs created by and performed by Todd Burge and his kids. The CD is for kids and Grownups! Join the Burge's with special guests Don Dixon, Tim O'Brien, Billy Matheny, Angela Perley, Kenny Malone and more as they sing fun songs about Grandparents, Bugs, Dogs and more! For children ages 1 to 119!

Many of these songs were written for my children, Will and Sophia. Some were inspired by them and one was even co-written by Will. Some are simply tunes that they enjoy listening to. Kansas City Star is a Roger Miller song I’ve loved since I was about five years old, so I felt it belonged here. My friend John Bolten and his wife Allison wrote a good one in “Lily and the Bee” and I felt it belonged here too. I hope you enjoy these and I dedicate this CD with love to my family, Lisa, Will and Sophia.
Todd Burge 2012

Look for this CD’s companion, “Building Characters” (for grownups) by Todd Burge featuring Tim O’Brien and produced by Don Dixon in Todd’s store.


released April 23, 2012

Produced by Todd Burge
Except track (6) Produced by Tim O’Brien
And track (4) Produced by Don Dixon.

Todd Burge – Vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, ukulele, harmonica, percussion & kazoo.
Sophia Burge – Vocals on tracks 7 & 12.
William Burge – Vocals on tracks 1 & 12.
Angela Perley – Duet vocal on track 3.
Tim O’Brien – Fiddle & bouzouki on track 6 and banjo on track 4.
Dennis Crouch – Bass on track 6.
Dirk Powell – Cajun accordion and piano on track 6.
Kenny Malone – Drums on tracks 4 & 6.
Billy Matheny – Banjo on track 8.
Ammed Soloman – Drums on track 8.
Steve Hill – Drums on track 8.

Most tracks recorded by Bunj Jam Mobile, Parkersburg WV
Except track 4 at Tim’s World, Nashville TN – Engineer Don Dixon
And track 6 at The Butcher Shoppe Nashville TN – Engineer David Ferguson

Mastered at Zone 8 Recording by Mark Poole Granville WV

Cover design and art direction by Daniel Gloyd
Cat art by Sophia Burge
Robot Art by William Burge



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Todd Burge Parkersburg

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. ... more

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Track Name: The Peak (Graduation Song) Bonus Track
The Peak (by Sophia and Todd Burge May 23 2017)

I hope this day goes on forever
Or at least this week crawls and crawls
Oh… I hope this day goes on forever
As I’d like to hang out with you all, that’s all

But we’re older now and we know better
There’s more out there, as we wait and see
There’s another door that we must open
But we may be a bit afraid to take a peek

We’ll take a peek together
We’ll take a peek together

So, new beginnings always make me nervous
But nothing really stays that new for long
And the new becomes something I got used to
Like new buildings, with new friends or a new song

And together, we’ll sort this out
Through sun and clouds, the good times and the bad
If you stop and think a little or a lot
Just know, one day, you’ll be back on top
And see, we’ve climbed another peak

So, let’s take that peak together
We’ll take that peak together

I know this day will stay with me forever

©2017 Bunj Jam BMI