BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Birdie Busch

Birdie Busch

The Defibulators

Thu, December 19, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Birdie Busch
Birdie Busch
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 see what happens.

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. Encouraged by Scott Mcmicken of Dr. Dog, they recorded it at Meth Beach with Nathan Sabatino (Be the Void) and then Birdie laid down vocals at Saltlands in Dumbo, Brooklyn with her longtime partner in sonic adventures, Devin Greenwood, in his studio "The Honey Jar".

The result is Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night,which gathers together what Birdie loves best: playing in a band with other like-minded folks where both melody, rhythm, dynamic, 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, tranfiguration, and a reaching in, out, and up. There's lots going on in these recordings and they only seem to reveal more with each listen.
The Defibulators
The Defibulators
Described alternately as "Hee-Haw on mescaline" and "CBGB-meets-Grand Ole Opry," The Defibulators are a longstanding staple of the Brooklyn country music scene.

The band is currently touring on the heels of their latest release Debt'll Get'em, co-produced with Brian Bender (Langhorne Slim, Jose James). The album is striking, au courant take on classic country, channeling the frenetic energy of their legendary live shows into tight, punchy hooks and foot-stomping sing-alongs.

The band's boundless energy and infectious sense of joy onstage earned them a nod as one of Brooklyn's best emerging bands in Vice Magazine, and a devoted following in a city not known for its love of country. "It's most fun to play for people who don't think they like country music," says singer Erin Bru. Guitarist/singer/songwriter Bug Jennings agrees, adding, "There's something about the fast-paced, frantic, neurotic energy of New York that makes our style work."

Call it what you will, Americana, cowpunk, indie honky-tonk, or Brooklyn country, the proof is in the listening. There is an energy that percolates through out Debt’ll Get ‘Em. The reverence for traditional country forms combined with an irreverent rock and roll attitude is a winning combination. The songwriting and musicianship is first rate, and the Erin and Bug harmonies are sublime.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com