DDMS 19: Birdie Busch and Schuyler Thum
August 26th, 2018
About the Performers
Birdie Busch has been making and recording independent music from her home base of Philadelphia for a solid decade. Five full lengths and a Philadelphia themed EP has had her creating sonic song soundscapes with some of Philly’s finest musicians, producers, and engineers. Critics from American Songwriter to Village Voice have found her a kindred spirit to everyone from Syd Barrett to Eudora Welty, and seem to just keep referring to what she does as her own thing and appreciating that strange place where it resides. According to A.D. Amorosi of the Inquirer, “She’s noisy when she might’ve hushed up, nervy when most are relaxed, funny when others stay forlorn, and dressy when she could be buttoned-up.” It’s this comfort to contain multitudes that has had her and her band sharing stages with everyone from Richard Thompson and Richie Havens to Dr.Dog and Junip.
Schuyler Thum is a multi-instrumental songwriter, composer, and musical inventor. Largely self-taught in musical craft, Schuyler works with equal passion for exploring sound and storytelling. The steady synthesis of tuneful implements from collected trash and dream designs is just part of a process to reveal the internal orchestra.