Jeff Burkhart

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Jeff Burkhart is a musician, educator and artist in Durham, NC. He's currently working on several different projects including: a gardening project with a group of high school-aged kids, who are referred…
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Jeff Burkhart is a musician, educator and artist in Durham, NC. He's currently working on several different projects including: a gardening project with a group of high school-aged kids, who are referred to as "365ers" because they're suspended from school for a year. This group is also involved in a photography project, in which Jeff is teaching the students photography and darkroom skills.

Jeff is currently working with two different groups of young "at-risk" children, introducing them to dramatic improv and writing as ways to investigate their own behavior. He hopes to continue to do this type of work in the public school system. He is also a GED instructor, and loves the energy and excitement created daily in his class.

Jeff is also a freelance writer, photographer, and graphic designer, and have worked with several bands in the past couple of months to produce promotional materials for them.

Jeff plays and writes folk/blues/oldtime music that is sometimes raucious and sometimes sweet and sad. He plays regularly in coffee shops and street corners in the Durham/Chapel Hill area, and is putting plans together to record his first CD.

His various interests in music culminated while he worked at a community radio station WFHB in Bloomington, IN, and hosted jazz, electronica, bluegrass and local music programs. ~ Jeff Burkhart

My Desert Island List:

Bob Wills Anthology

Gillian Welch, Revival

Bob Marley, Songs of Freedom

The Wedding Present, Seamonsters

Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks

Jelly Roll Morton, The Pearls

Doc Watson and Bill Monroe, Live recordings 1967-1980

Charles Mingus, Blues and Roots

Hank Williams 10-disc box set

Wanda Jackson's box set

Billy Holiday box set

David Grisman/Andy Statman, Songs of our fathers

Pixies, Trompe Le Monde

The Carter Family, Anchored in Love

The Louvin Brothers, Bear family collection

Buena Vista Social Club

The Klezmatics, Possessed

Eric Dolphy, Out to Lunch

Hank Snow, box set

Buck Owens, box set

Merle Haggard, box set

Bob Dylan, bootleg collections vols. 1-4

Johnny Cash, Bear family collection

Patti Smith, Gone Again

Charlie Parker, box collection