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Bio

Short Bio

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, Glen Hansard, 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 FestBoulevardia, was featured in the Chevy Music Showcase, and has shared bills with Noah GundersenDavid Ramirez, and Joe Pug.

Full Bio

David Burchfield learned to perform during summers of nightly campfire shows for 50 or more people, so far back in the mountains that lanterns were the light source and the well was where the water came from. No wonder he plays his guitar like a cannon and belts out lyrics like he’s unplugged even when he isn’t.

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, Glen Hansard, 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. Whether it be tragedy found or narrowly escaped, Burchfield’s writing sounds like the joy of a man who knows how close the dark can creep to the light’s edge. Inspired as much by his native Kansas plains and his current home in the Colorado mountains, the landscapes of his nostalgia are ever present themes in Burchfield’s songwriting.

Over years of performing, Burchfield has played the Middle of the Map Fest, Boulevardia, was featured in the Chevy Music Showcase, and has shared bills with Noah Gundersen, David Ramirez, Joe Pug, the Way Down Wanderers, and Beth Bombara.

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. Strands of mountain fiddle music and Texas country work their way into this seamless tapestry as well. What is this? Americana through and through – from the mountain campfire to the lights onstage across the country, Burchfield is drawing together his influences into a unique sound with something to say, and he’s singing loud enough to hear.

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"Kick-a$$ folk music" - 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

"Great originals. Think The Band meets the Stray Birds." - David Chernack

“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