The seed of an idea was long simmering, something discussed excitedly over coffee between Philadelphia venue Johnny Brenda’s booker Brandy Hartley and musician Birdie Busch. Brandy, inspired by a night of music she used to attend while living in Chicago called “Devil in the Woodpile” and Birdie by old television variety shows like that of Johnny Cashs’ and Dick Cavett’s in the 70’s, made plans to have a night at Johnny Brenda’s that brought a lot of their co-conspiring to light. The efforts for these nights are to bring new things to people both sonically, visually, and emotionally. As you may have guessed, dressing up in your finest personal interpretation of flare is crazily encouraged and will be celebrated upon your arrival to the revival.

If there is a special place in your heart for everything from the Texas swing dancehalls of the fifties to the eccentricities of Roger Miller, to the journeys and arrivals of American songsmiths to the spirit of supreme mystical mash-ups. FEEL. HEAR. DO. Time is a soft pretzel and our hearts broken bells ringing! Philly Opry! 

Past guests include The Sweetback Sisters, Joy Kills Sorrow, Slowey and the Boats, Devil in the Woodpile, The Silver Ages, Johnny Fritz, The Brother Brothers and many more...