American singer-songwriter, Joseph Arthur built his reputation through critically acclaimed releases and constant touring. His unique solo live performances incorporate the use of a number of distortion and loop pedals. Arthur released The Graduation Ceremony in 2011 and the double album, Redemption City in 2012.
Arthur is also an acclaimed painter and designer. His artwork has graced the sleeves of his entire discography; the sleeve design for his 1999 extended play Vacancy was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package.
Photo by Sebastien Tacheron.
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Recent Release: Redemption City
Label: Lonely Astronaut
Hometown: Akron, Ohio/Brooklyn, N.Y.
Philly singer-songwriter Birdie Busch got a little help from her friends with Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night, released on January 8 as her first full-length album since 2009’s Pattern of Saturn. Busch’s latest freewheeling folk-rock effort was funded with the help of 137 patrons through PledgeMusic and released digitally to those patrons in October. Busch and the band also raised enough money to donate to West Philly’s Music and Mentorship program in addition to funding the recording of the new album. The group comprising Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night recorded live with Dr. Dog engineer Nathan Sabatino after having already toured together. Busch has shared the stage with Regina Spektor, Amos Lee and Dar Williams, and she her music has been critically lauded by the Philadelphia Inquirer, City Paper, New York’s Village Voice and American Songwriter.
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Recent Release: Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night (Pledge Music)
Support Provided by Friends Hospital, Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania, Lourdes Health System, and the Scattergood Foundation. Thank you to World Cafe Live, for hosting the annual WXPN Musicians On Call Benefit Concert.