Birdie Busch’s Everyone Will Take You In EP wins IMA’s Best College Label Release honors

Congratulations to local singer-songwriter (and WXPN favorite) Birdie Busch for winning the Best College Label Release (Album Or EP) award in this year’s Independent Music Awards for her four-song EP, Everyone Will Take You In. Those congratulations are also extended to Y Rock On XPN DJ, Folkadelphia organizer, and former WXPN intern Fred Knittel—whose label, Be Frank Records, released the album last July.

Birdie’s next Philly appearance will be at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 10th, at The Tin Angel for the “40th Anniversary Tribute To Carol King’s Tapestry” showcase, which will also feature performances by Brittany Ann, Vanessa Reddin, and Natalie Acciani; tickets to the 21+ show are $10.


The Folkadelphia Concert Series kicks off Feb. 6th w/performances by The Spinning Leaves and Hezekiah Jones

FolkadelphiaThe Folkadelphia Concert Series—co-presented by the Philadelphia Folksong Society and WXPN—will celebrate its inaugural show on Sunday, February 6th, at Johnny Brenda’s and feature performances by local favorites The Spinning Leaves and Hezekiah Jones. The concert series is organized by WXPN’s own Fred Knittel, who—in addition to co-founding the vinyl-centric local label Be Frank Records—hosts the weekly folk-music show Folkadelphia on Y Rock every Tuesday night from 6-8 p.m. The other shows in the three-concert series will feature Lewis & Clarke (Sunday, Feb. 20) and Meg Baird + Arborea (Sunday, Feb. 27). Each concert will include a discussion with the performing artists at the venue that afternoon; the artists will then appear on The Folk Show with Gene Shay (8-11 p.m. Sundays) later that night.

For more information on the series, visit the Johnny Brenda’s website.