Emily “Birdie” Busch is a Philadelphia-based multidisciplinary artist whose creative spirit flows out of her in music, visual art, photography, and a non-linear life devoted to art-making in all forms. From her five full length albums, to the Core Memory Cards she invented to teach emotionally grounded songwriting, to her upcoming show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art featuring her original songs and paintings inspired by Goddess Archetypes and women painters from the museum’s collection, Birdie’s spirit of abundant creativity is undeniable. In this conversation she shares musings from her current projects and talks about what it really means to be an artist: the sacrifices and compromises, the necessity of a deep support network, and the release of immersing herself in her work. She shares many of the artists that inspire her such as John Prine, Joni Mitchell, Outkast, Alma Thomas, and Shaker women of the 1800s. Her complete discography is available at birdiebuschmusic.bandcamp.com and all things art at emilybirdiebusch.com. More podcasts and art at maurajames.com.
[“Dreamers” / “If You Swim Far Enough” / “Lady Be True” – Birdie Busch]