Private Angel announced last week that it is set to release Soul Diving, a new podcast series developed and produced by label artist, Rick Busby. “From a macro view, Soul Diving will explore creativity as a spiritual path,” Busby stated recently. However, he went on to note that the series will cut a wide swath across many topics, including metaphysics, music, writing, creative arts, spirituality, mysticism and just about any topic that can qualify under those broader headings. The production style of the podcast series will also be eclectic in its presentation, including a mix of scripted stories and articles, improvised commentary, and interviews with writers, musicians, artists and teachers who are engaged in creative or spiritual pursuits in unique ways. In short, Busby promises an eclectic menu of topics over time to reflect his diverse interests, in all things creative and spiritual.
In January 2016, Busby and producer-recording artist, Stephen Doster debuted The Atticus Report, a music podcast series produced by Atticus Records and co-hosted by the pair. Soon after, Busby began developing the Soul Diving podcast. With The Atticus Report releasing its sixth episode soon and Soul Diving with Rick Busby set to premiere in August, Busby’s production schedule is in full swing.
Busby will produce and host Soul Diving for Private Angel and expects the series to be a monthly release for the first year with an eye towards doubling that output in year two. Episodes will explore a wide range of metaphysical ideas about creativity and spirituality, which are also the topics of a new book that Busby is writing, A Licensed Unity Teacher, frequent speaker and guest musician at Unity and New Thought churches throughout Texas, the book is being developed in tandem with the first year’s planned episodes of the Soul Diving podcast.
He has been publishing some of his writings on metaphysics, creativity and spirituality through his Soul Diving blog site, which is currently being retooled to accommodate the new podcast series as well. The new site will also be launched along with the debut episode in August.
The path to Soul Diving with Rick Busby began soon after the release of his sophomore album, Strawberry Moon, in late 2012. Busby’s label, Private Angel Records, later merged with DBM Entertainment, an integrated creative services and production company, which is also home to sister label, Atticus Records. After the merger, Busby assumed the role of Creative Director for DBM, which includes project management responsibility for both Atticus and Private Angel. Since then, he has overseen the releases of Arizona, the critically-acclaimed Stephen Doster album on Atticus Records, Bob Cheevers’ On Earth As It Is In Austin on Private Angel Records, and is currently prepping Americana artist Devin Jake’s new record, Days Into Years, for release on Atticus in the fall of 2016.
Additionally, he is overseeing Atticus’ vinyl releases of Doster’s Arizona as well as his own Strawberry Moon, both of which should be ready in late 2016 or early 2017. He is also curating songs for his next album and expects to return to the studio in late 2016 with Stephen Doster on board again to produce the follow up to Strawberry Moon, which will be released in 2017.