Tickets: $25; Kids 14 and under, $5. Order tickets online. Note that there is $1.50 surcharge for each online ticket order. ADVANCE TICKET SALES END AT 3 P.M. DAY OF SHOW. ALL ADVANCE TICKET ORDERS ARE PICKED UP AT THE DOOR THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW. ADVANCE TICKETS ARE NOT MAILED. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the show. We only accept checks and cash at the door. Doors open at 6:45.
Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.
Of course most fan’s first exposure to Jonathan was his eponymously titled album Jonathan Edwards (1971) with the song “Sunshine.” A fierce proclamation of protest and independence set to deceptively upbeat music, “Sunshine” resonated with the thousands and thousands of frustrated and angry young men and women of the day. It got its start on a Boston radio station and quickly made its way to the top five on the national charts, earning him a gold record in 1971.
On the verge of his fifth decade in the music business, Jonathan Edwards shows no sign of turning into a “Sit Down Rock and Roll Man.” Upcoming plans include new markets, new audiences, new songs, and a new studio recording. As this barefoot troubadour prepares for the next stage of his journey, you are more than welcome to join him for an evening or two as he continues to make good on that promise he made all the way back in 1971: “Sunshine, come on back another day … I promise you I’ll still be singing.”
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 icons like Richard Thompson to one of her most recent stints, opening a short run for the rockin’ tour de force Dr. Dog. Her latest release, Birdie Busch & The Greatest Night, has been garnering local and nationwide critical acclaim, and 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.