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Birdie Busch

Birdie Busch Record Release Show at Boot & Saddle June 18

Come help celebrate the fifth full-length album from Birdie Busch, Thunder Bridge, this evening at Boot & Saddle. Covering you in a warm blanket of cathartic storytelling, the innate, well-placed, rootsy vibe of the album allows the lyrics to lead the way in a traditional folk manner, while the instrumentation helps to accent the sonic setting in a twilight-twinkling, gently-rocking, peacefully-melodic kind of way. An evolving live score will be provided by the electro-traditional hybrid of The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra, which features Laura Baird, Jesse Sparhawk, Ben Warfield, Gretchen Lohse (Carol Cleveland Sings), John Petit (Callowhill), and Michael Dur. It's a night of local music vets, showcasing Philly's rich tradition of talent. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8:30pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita

New Birdie Busch LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

It's been a minute since we've heard from singer-songwriter Birdie Busch. Yesterday, she released her fifth full-length album, Thunder Bridge. The title comes from one of her favorite poems by Sun Ra, “We Must Not Say No to Ourselves”. On the eight-song LP, she is once again backed by the Greatest Night, who were featured on her last album, and Jaron Olevsky (Amos Lee) also lent his musical talents and production skills. You can hear the new tunes performed live at her record release show on Saturday, June 18 at Boot & Saddle.

Birdie Busch Opening for Luke Temple at Ortlieb’s May 18

Sunday can serve as the ideal opportunities to temporarily recuperate allowing one’s body to recharge in preparation for the long week ahead. Birdie Busch fits nicely into that equation, incorporating thoughtful, adventuresome tunes providing a pleasant path for your mind to drift. This ethereal state is paved in elegance, gracefully layering on a folk/singer-songwriter foundation to develop music that possesses a natural movement, which transports you into her world, a momentary escape from your reality with each note twinkling along the way. Busch will serve as the opener for Here We Go Magic’s Luke Temple, who will be providing a headlining solo set. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. Third St., 9pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita


Birdie Busch, The Extraordinaires, and Lux Perpetua playing Boot and Saddle April 2nd

Whether it’s successfully using a crowd-funding site like PledgeMusic for a new album, or playing shows everywhere from venues to tour buses to cemeteries, Birdie Busch has a way of sticking out. Not to mention her penchant for entertaining people with her whimsical and sometimes somber folk tunes. There’s just something about Birdie Busch. For tonight’s show she’ll be joined by another masterful band in The Extraordinaires. The band earned a great amount of success last year thanks to their latest Pen Pals EP, and they’ve recently been showing new printed artwork on fabric covers for what may be the next release to come, Dress For Nasty Weather. Seeing both artists playing the intimate Boot & Saddle stage together is reason enough to attend; But the first 15 people entering through the doors will also be receiving an advance copy of openers Lux Perpetua’s new album Hehbehdehbehbehdeh. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St, 8PM, $10 21+ – Bill McThrill 

Elegant, Refined Sounds From Cuddle Magic & Birdie Busch at The Boot & Saddle March 9

A trio of artists that perform with an ear on elegant, refined sound will be taking the stage tonight at The Boot & Saddle. Brooklyn/Philly’s hybrid six-piece Cuddle Magic craftily interweave an array of instruments while simultaneously layering vocal harmonies, creating a sound that harnesses its multidimensionality and sharpens the finer details to reveal the beauty in their music as a whole. Renowned local songstress, Birdie Busch, who combines skilled narrative lyricism with folk/Americana-based instrumentation, will follow them, Her set will raise one’s spirit while still maintaining a sense of the here and now. The show will also serve as a celebration for Rachel Ries’ latest offering and third LP Ghost of a Gardener that features members of Cuddle Magic among many others. The Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita

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