Photo by Liz Baronofsky |

Philly singer-songwriter Birdie Busch just released the sweet and subtle new LP Thunder Bridge, a collection of songs inspired by Sun Ra and Nick Drake that started out as a project for a friend and her newborn child that evolved into something more.

A couple weeks ago, Busch celebrated the new record with a headlining performance at South Philly’s Boot & Saddle; every song on the new album made it into the setlist, along with tunes from 2013’s Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night, several from 2007’s Penny Arcade and one reaching all the way back to 2005’s The Ways We Try.

This week, a recording of the entire concert was made available through Busch’s Soundcloud page. It was taped from the audience by Sebastian Petsu, curator of the Double Decker Music Series, on a Tascam 0949; listen to the entire set below, grab a free download, and follow Birdie Busch on Facebook to find out the whens and wheres of her next appearance.

Wild Mountain Honey
Lady Be True
Huff Singers (North Philly)
These Banks
All We Really Need
Little Things
Call You by Name
Nothing Collapses
Body Body
The Life I Chose
Do It Like You Mean It
Hold Ya
One on One (Casa de Fortunata)