Richie Allen Buchborn

Richie Allen Buchborn

Richie Allen Buchborn has brought his unique performance and songwriting style to audiences throughout the United States for over a decade. In June of 2012, Richie was a finalist in the songwriting contest hosted by The Philadelphia Songwriter's Project. Currently working on a solo album of entirely original music, he is projecting a Spring/Summer 2013 album release. In addition to solo performances, Richie can also be found performing with the folk rock band, Richie Allen & the Midvale 9 and is a founding member of the Keystone Guitar Duo.

Richie has received his Bachelor of Arts in Classical Guitar from the Metropolitan State University of Denver in December of 2008. He has studied under Alex Komodore and attended a variety of Master Classes with David Russell, Jason Vieaux, Ricardo Iznaola, and Paul Galbraith.


Joshua Popejoy

Joshua Popejoy is Philly's most radio-ready indie artist. Named a "Best Local Songwriter" by CBSphilly, Joshua's pop hooks, limber fretwork, and wailing vocals create a sound that's uniquely his. The full 5 piece rock band, fully equipped with cello and electric guitar, draws influences from Dave Matthews, Damien Rice, and even the Allman Brothers.

With his bachelor's degree and a burgeoning catalog of songs, Joshua made the move to Philadelphia in 2004, where he began to build his reputation as a confident, compelling performer. He combines the poise of his classical playing with the charm of a rock front-man to create a charismatic on-stage persona. Calm and in-control on softer songs, on huge crescendos like typical set-closer "Surrendering" he seems as though he might shake loose from the stage.

After assembling a band and recording their first EP, Runway Lights, in 2008, and follow up solo album, After the Ash, in 2010, they had their sights set on a live album. Being named an alternate winner in the 2011 Philadelphia Songwriters Project Songwriting Contest, as well as performing large stages at Musikfest as well as the main stage at World Cafe Live, Popejoy and his band had spent a ton of time crafting their live performances. Finally, they have a live album, recorded right in Philly, available for purchase.

"I grew up listening to live albums. To me, it was just a more honest approach to making music. No bells or whistles...just a band on stage playing their asses off. I'm unbelievably excited to have had the opportunity to record 'Live in Philly', and I think it comes through in the music! It is the truest representation of us, and hope everyone enjoys it."



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