Slowey and the Boats, DJ Slow Poke
847 N Third Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
This event is 21 and over
Coming out of what could be called a veritable renaissance that has put Philadelphia back at the top of the list of America's music capitals, Birdie Busch joins other talented locals and partners in crime in creating a tight-knit community that seeks to make great music, inspire people, and bring
it to the world.
Critics from the Village Voice to American Songwriter have admiringly found her of kindred spirit to everyone from Syd Barrett to Eudora Welty and All Music Guide exclaimed that she is one of the "most affecting altos around".
Her timeless approach and broad spectrum of influences has allowed her to play shows with everyone from iconics like Richard Thompson to one of her most recent stints, opening a short run for the rockin' tour de force Dr. Dog in the spring of 2012.
Through hard work, passion of craft in the writing, playing, and recording of music year after year, and the dedication to working with some of Philly's finest, Birdie Busch has made her best effort, entitled Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night. The album gathers together what Birdie loves best--
playing in a band with other like-minded folks where melody, rhythm, dynamics, and songwriting are all getting their time to shine.
Birdie on the recording, "These guys are all my best friends and I admire them immensely for their lifelong dedication to making music and that's really what binds us, that unspoken acknowledgment. While most of us have recorded alot together, this was the first project that allowed us to block off a week and cut it all mostly live. Everything was happening at once, the feeding off of each others energies, the guitar licks calling and responding, the eye contact, the instantaneous reactionary arrangements."
The recording shows growth, maturity, and risk taking. It is lush, angular, and muscular. Many moments the band achieves a true rock and roll velocity, transfiguration, and a reaching in, out, and up.
How could one not love an album that has progressive rock textures, jazz textures, instrumental interludes, psychedelic influences, and a few trippy vocal effects and stereo panning fronted by Birdie? There's lots going on in these recordings and they only seem to reveal more with each listen. Songs like "Far From the Tree" and "Part of Apart" illustrate the newfound power and depth of Birdie's observations and admissions.
"Birdie Busch and The Greatest Night shows great maturity
for the Philly songstress. The album was funded in part by her
fans through a PledgeMusic campaign. It's fair to say that those
folks helped fuel perhaps Birdie's most engaging album to date
and one that should open the door to a whole new world of
fandom" - Mike Vasilikos WXPN ALBUM OF THE WEEK and WXPN ARTIST OF THE MONTH.
Slowey and the Boats
Philadelphia's premier steel guitar dog and pony show.
DJ Slow Poke
Playing Hawaiin sounds all night long.