Eddie Ashworth (photo: Ben Siegel)
Eddie Ashworth (photo: Ben Siegel)

OU’s Ashworth, Songwriter Burge to Participate in WV Music Panel

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Eddie Ashworth, longtime music producer, engineer and associate professor in the School of Media Arts & Studies at Ohio University, and Parkersburg singer-songwriter Todd Burge will join West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Dave Mistich, musician/producer Bud Carroll and radio host Joni Deutsch for a panel discussion at this year’s FestivALL in Charleston, West Virginia.

Their discussion, “Left of the Dial,” will be held Saturday, June 20 from 4- 6 p.m. and will feature conversations about building West Virginia’s music scene. Mistich, who also pens a weekly music column for the Charleston Daily Mail, will moderate the panel.

A native of Southern California, Ashworth is a long time veteran of the music industry and has produced, recorded, or mixed innumerable albums and singles, including those by such artists as Sublime, Pennywise, Izzy Stradlin (of Guns ‘n’ Roses), The Long Beach Dub Allstars, Unwritten Law, Tommy Shaw, Pink Noise Test, Gary Wright, dada, Great White, Dokken and many others. Since moving to Athens in 2003, he has continued to work on projects by many national and regional artists at Ohio University and at his own Oxide Shed studio.

Todd Burge
Todd Burge

Burge has emerged as one of West Virginia’s most prolific singer/songwriters, performing in venues as diverse as CBGB’s, The Country Music Hall of Fame and The Kennedy Center. He is a repeat guest on NPR’s Mountain Stage and has been called the “dean of West Virginia songwriters, the best we have”, by the show’s host, Larry Groce.

FestivALL Charleston 2015 celebrates 11 years June 19-28 by continuing to emphasize its slogan – A City Becomes a Work of Art – and melds established events and performances with fresh ideas.

While it is book-ended by two weekends, FestivALL offers events each of its 10 days, including mid-week special events. For complete details on the panel and the entire FestivALL schedule, visit