I'm a Shark - Live on Mountain Stage (Explicit)

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    It seems like the day before yesterday when I was dreaming about being on Mountain Stage. Here I am, twenty five years later, presenting you with some of my favorite memories from the program. In that timespan, my idols have become mentors and close friends. I am forever grateful to Larry Groce and everyone at Mountain Stage. Your program continues to amaze and inspire me. You have helped lift me up to places I was unable to see or reach. Thanks for the fine work over the years and thanks for the cape! Todd Burge (March 2016)

    For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced in West Virginia and distributed by NPR, each two hour episode of Mountain Stage can be heard every week on more than 150 stations across America, and around the world via NPR Music and mountainstage.org.

    Recorded live on Mountain Stage and used by permission of Mountain Stage, West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Francis Fisher (engineer), Larry Groce/ Andy Ridenour/Adam Harris (producers) Patrick Stevens (additional mixing on “Nuts” and technical assistance)

    Todd Burge (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica & ukulele)
    The Mountain Stage Band: Steve Hill (bass), Ammed Solomon (drums), Julie Adams (vocal), Bob Thompson (piano & vocal), Michael Lipton (electric guitar), Ron Sowell (Music Director, acoustic guitar & vocal), Ryan Kennedy (electric guitar & organ)

    Additional Players: William Matheny (electric guitar, mandolin & banjo), Joseph Hale (Keyboards on Shark), Deni Bonet (violin), Laurel Dennie (backing vocals) Larry Groce (comedy on final track)

    Mastering: David K. Shipley at Foxwood Mastering – Nashville TN

    Photos by: Josh Saul, Amos Perrine, Brian Blauser, Lisa and Todd Burge

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Recorded live on Mountain Stage and used by permission of Mountain Stage, West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Francis Fisher (engineer), Larry Groce/ Andy Ridenour/Adam Harris (producers)

Todd Burge (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica)
The Mountain Stage Band: Steve Hill (bass), Ammed Solomon (drums), Julie Adams (vocal), Bob Thompson (piano & vocal), Michael Lipton (electric guitar), Ron Sowell (Music Director, acoustic guitar & vocal), Ryan Kennedy (electric guitar & organ)

Additional Players: William Matheny (electric guitar, mandolin & banjo), Joseph Hale (Keyboards on Shark), Deni Bonet (violin), Laurel Dennie (backing vocals) Larry Groce (comedy on final track)


Tracks 1, 6 & 10 - Tamarack Conference Center – Beckley WV 2006
Tracks 4,11,15 & 16 - Culture Center Theater - Charleston WV 2009
Track 2 - The Civic Center Little Theater – Charleston WV 2011
Track 7 - Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium – Athens Ohio 2011
Tracks 3, 8 &14 - Creative Arts Center WVU – Morgantown WV 2012
Tracks 5, 9, 12 & 13 - Culture Center Theater – Charleston WV 2015

lyrics

I’m A Shark

I’m a shark
Grey as the day is long in the tooth
In my shark skin suit

Yea, I’m a shark
Don’t mess with me please
As I need someone to eat
You look like you might be
A fine treat for me
Watch the kids
I can make a weaker kid scream
Just by showing a couple teeth
Cuz
I’m a shark
I remember the day when I was king of the sea
Every creature under here
Knew that they had to stay clear
All the young woman would swim
So close to my pectoral fins
And we’d swim and they’d sing
La la la la la la la la
Oh, I loved to hear them sing
La la la la la la

I’m a shark
I’d come eat your ass
If I weren’t for this thick glass
Of the Shark Reef Aquarium
In the Mandalay Bay Hotel
In Las Vegas Nevada
It’s a freakin’ casino man!
Where they brought me to have sex
With this other lady shark
Who doesn’t even like me
Poor bastards
Charging you plenty to stare at me
Being totally….indifferent
I’m a shark
Grey as the day is long in the tooth
Wearing my shark skin suit
I’m a shark
Damn it

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from Live on Mountain Stage 2006​-​2015, released May 5, 2016

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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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