David Burchfield writes American folk music that’s not content to stay within traditional genre boundaries. Taking cues from Josh Ritter and Joe Pug, Burchfield’s literate lyrics meet emotive grace in nods to Gillian Welch, Mandolin Orange, and David Ramirez. There is a powerful candor in Burchfield’s writing – raw, emotive, and rich with details that bring the listener right into the scene of his passion. Solo, Burchfield performs with a surprising ferocity and emotional delivery that has silenced even the rowdiest of rooms. Critics have called his 5-piece band, David Burchfield & the Fire Guild, akin to “the Band meets the Stray Birds” – equal parts all out rock n roll party and sensitively arranged balladry. Burchfield has played the Middle of the Map Fest, Boulevardia, was featured in the Chevy Music Showcase, and has shared bills with Nicki Bluhm, Anders Osborne, Guster, Noah Gundersen, David Ramirez, Joe Pug, Futurebirds, Denison Witmer, and the Way Down Wanderers.
"Kick-a$$ folk music" - 303 Magazine
"Top 30 sets at Underground Music Showcase" - 303 Magazine
"Blending classic americana with bluegrass and folk overtones... Emotive songwriting and impactful playing carried the band through a set of solid originals about regrets, love lost, trying to do better and missing Colorado, among others." - Space Tapes
“…A band that puts a charming and disarming twist on old-time country, folk and string-band music.” - The Kansas City Star
“To label the album as “Americana” is far too broad a brushstroke; Perseids is 33 minutes of comfort food for the ears and the soul.” - The Deli Magazine